WRITTEN BY PSL COORDINATOR PATRICK DE BELEN
“He who does not know how to look back at where he came
from will never get to his destination.”
― José Rizal
Poetry plays the part of the unsung hero in the history of the Philippines. Peeled skin of bamboo covered in sacred stories and forgotten letters of revolution were trampled on and buried by centuries of colonization. Now some stories still lay there, reminiscing on days when they were the only form of Filipino History, waiting for a group of young and adventurous Filipino poets willing to sift through hundreds of years of scattered maps, struggle and passion. PSL is the ship that will attempt to guide us through the raging, unpredictable tides of Filipino history and identity, in hopes that in five weeks’ time, each participant will dock their own style on whichever coast inspires them.