The Itinerant Poetry Library

Since May 2006, The Itinerant Poetry Librarian has been travelling the world with a library of ‘Lost & Forgotten’ poetry, installing the library & librarian and archiving the sounds, poems and poetry of the cities, peoples and countries she meets. Welcome to the project's blog . . . Our Itinerant Poetry Librarian lives wherever her library is - come join the cause!

FAQs: • Yes we carry our entire life and the library with us as we go • Yes, it is quite heavy • No, we're not mad. As Charles Simic said, 'But what if poets are not crazy?' That's the spirit boyo!

We exist to: remind people of the importance of free public libraries...subvert mainstream channels of distribution...remind people that access to knowledge should be free and not dependent upon economic wealth hierarchies... show people that poetry/art can provide answers to questions we ask of life...experiment in existing outside of 'the market' – thereby, instead, investing in social capital, social innovation and community.

We aim to make life taste better. Word.

Where have we been . . . ?

(2006) Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Munich, Paris, Barcelona, London, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Norwich, York, Antwerp, (2007-2008) San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Leipzig, (2009) Ulm, Chemnitz, Rotterdam, Huntingdon, Callander, (2010) Cork, St. Andrews . . . Where'd you like us to go? Can you help? Get in touch!

What We Are Up To Right Now . . .


Thursday, 3 August 2006

Donde esta la Biblioteca Poesia en Barcelona?

Esta aqui! Si, we’ve found ourselves some suitable premises and our librarian is hoping that the sun aint gonna shine too much and sweat her on outta her wool suit. A denuded librarian would not be a good sight. So, where we at huh? Well, manana, as in Thursday 3rd August, and also Friday 4th August, from 2pm til about 8pm or when our librarian gives up the ghost, our biblioteca poesia will be at Horiginal cafe + poesia Restaurant which is on Ferlandina, 29 en Barcelona.

Then we hope as of Saturday 5th August we will shimmy on over to Lletraferit Galeria, Llibreria y Cafe which is on Joaquim Costa, 43 en Barcelona, though we are waiting to hear the A-OK from the owner that they are down with this. So vamos aqui chicos y chicas y come join our library! Muy Bien!javascript:void(0)

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