Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tea Time Thursday #2 Poem Bombing

This is my weekly event where I will talk about any book news :D

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Today's Topic: 100, 000 Poems were Bombed on London

Yes, that's right...100,000 poems were bombed on June 26th over the city of London. The Chilean arts collective known as Casagrande dropped 100,000 poems over the city by helicopter. It's not the first time this has been done. Poems have been dropped over Germany, Poland, and Chile. These are places that have been bombed during military strife in the past.

By dropping these poems over past bombed areas is a great way to show that we need to make love and not war. Another neat things about this is that the poems double as bookmarks.

Here's a video of the event:

I think this is a wonderful way to spead awareness and the joy of poetry/literature. I would like to be able to go to one of these.

You can learn more about it by visiting

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