By Andrea Mae Teaño
Prominent poets notice Dana Martin’s verses.
Dana Rone Martin is one of the skilled students in literature, whose original poem composition sparked the accomplished poets interests. The ‘Poetic Heart’ is a gathering of poets across the region, and students from different schools are also chosen to recite and receive awards.
The Poetic Heart 2016 event was held at The Cultural and Scientific Association, Nadwa Auditorium on February 7, 2016. In an interview with Martin, she mentioned that her inspiration to write her winning piece came from a book. Dana says that her poem is about knowing that ‘You are not alone.’
Ironically, she didn’t like the news that she was selected by the prestigious literary body. The reason was her nervousness to recite the poem; however, she clarified, “No regrets that I won.” When she heard the news, the first people she thought about telling were her friends.
The grade 10 students of The Philippine School joined the multi-national audience during her recitation.
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