Following the success of last year’s Printemps des poètes, the public is once again invited to come and join in celebrating poetry, with fellow poetry lovers and Francophiles. The theme for this year is “Au Coeur des Arts” (“In the heart of the Arts”).

If poetry has always had a close and natural connection with the performing arts such as singing, dance and theater, it is also often in the background, the secret engine or the reference point of creativity in the realm of fine arts, photography, musical composition, film-making, videos, even the circus… For the 16th edition of the Spring of Poets, we wish to highlight the constant and abundant dialogue that exists between the poets and their “substantial allies”. Without placing poetry above nor aside these various media of expression, it is nonetheless found at the very heart of artistic adventure.

The annual French poetry festival “Printemps des poètes” (“Spring of Poets”) will be held at the Alliance Française de Manille at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014. (209 Nicanor Garcia St., Makati City).