Pioggia di poesie took place over Milano on Saturday 26th September 2015 at 7.15pm. One hundred thousand poems printed on bookmarks by 80 contemporary poets from Chile and Italy fell from a helicopter over Piazza de Duomo as the sun sets.
Its has been supported by the Chilean Pavillion Expo-Milan, Imagen de Chile, the Embassy of Chile in Italy and the City of Milan.
Performance created by Casagrande, sees poems dropped over cities bombed during military confrontations in the past. The bookmarks are released at twilight and printed in two languages with texts written by both Chilean writers andpoets native to hosted city. It has been held in London, United Kingdom (2012), Berlin, Germany (2010), Warsaw, Poland (2009), Guernica, Spain (2004), Dubrovnik, Croatia (2002), and Santiago, Chile (2001). Milam is the seventh city to host Bombing of Poems.
This performance creates an alternative image of the past and is a gesture of remembrance as well as being a metaphor for the survival of cities and people.