Fil-Am poet's work to be featured in U2's PH concert


Posted at Dec 10 2019 03:41 PM

MANILA -- The December 11 concert of U2 at the Philippine Arena will have a uniquely Filipino feature that comes in the form of a poem.

U2 will project the poem "Filipineza" by Filipino-American poet Bino Realuyo on the stage screen as audiences wait for the band to perform.

"The band plans to include poetry that expresses the experience of the country," read a press statement released by Realuyo, adding that U2 has asked the poet's permission to feature "Filipineza" in its concert. 

"Filipineza" is a poem about the plight of Filipino maids in Europe. 

It opens Realuyo's award-winning collection of poetry, "The Gods We Worship Live Next Door."