Linangan ng Imahen, Retorika at Anyo (LIRA)
Linangan ng Imahen, Retorika at Anyo (LIRA) is an organization of poets who write in Filipino. One of its objectives is to develop and enhance the Filipino poetry through studying of modern and traditional poetry, conducting trainings and workshops, organizing various acitivities related to literature, and publishing collection of poetry by young poets.
It was founded on 15 December 1985 at the office of Pambansang Alagad ng Sining for Virgilio S. Almario's literature (also known as Rio Alma) at Adarna House, Quezon City. It started from nine young poets (Rowena Gidal, Edwin Abayon, Dennis Sto. Domingo, Ronaldo Carcamo, Danilo Gonzales, Vim Nadera, Ariel Dim. Borlongan, Romulo Baquiran Jr., and Gerardo Banzon) who agreed to meet on Saturdays to share and critic their poetry. The young poets called it, "Rio Alma Poetry Clinic". Virgilio S. Almario supported and guided them.
LIRA continues to flourish. They were able to publish three anthologies. Some of its members has had their own collection of poetry. It offers annual courses and worshops to aspiring poets.
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- "LIRA Poetry Workshop - Call For Poems." viloria. http://www.viloria.com/secondthoughts/archives/00000476.html (accessed on 24 August 2007)