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Poetry in your postbox: First-class idea from Coín's culture team

300 poems are being delivered to homes – chosen randomly - in the town.
300 poems are being delivered to homes – chosen randomly - in the town. / SUR
  • The initiative in this Malaga town started on Valentine's Day and will continue throughout the month of February

Residents of Coín could receive a most unexpected letter in their postboxes soon.

Approximately 300 hand-delivered poems are being circulated to homes in the town thanks to an initiative promoted by the local council’s Department of Culture.

The 'Poema en tu buzón' idea was rolled out on Valentine's Day and will continue throughout the month of February with the joint aim of promoting the reading of romantic novels and also as a tribute to the Malaga poet Emilio Prados.

"We want to bring poetry directly into the homes of our residents so that they continue to enjoy reading," said the councillor for Culture, Dori Luque, who said that all activities are coordinated through the municipal library, which has recently reopened after several weeks of being closed.

The initiative has seen around 300 poems being delivered to homes – chosen randomly - in the town with verses from poets such as María Victoria Atencia, Alfonsina Storni, Manuel Altolaguirre, Carmen Conde, Rafael Alberti, Gabriela Mistral and Emilio Prados.

"We want to encourage the public to read the romantic novel genre if they haven’t done so before," said Luque.

The activities of the most romantic month of the year do not stop there: local booksellers and writers are also participating in the project 'Poetry for your ears', where they will recite poems by the poet Emilio Prados.

"This is a tribute dedicated to the Malaga-born writer from the Generation of 27," said the councillor.