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 . . .


Wednesday, 18 October 2006

Norwich Fringe Festival: Library Members

We Keep On Truckin’ in a ‘borrowed’ shopping trolley cum mobile poetry library way

Hobo Road Style!

Art Innit

So. Norwich, it seems, after all, really is a fine city as since we’ve been here, we signed up 28 new library members, and we’ve still one whole day left to go. You know what that means? It means that if 6 members sign up tomorrow then Norwich is on a par with Budapest, currently crown champions of library membership. Can Norwich steal in there and grab their head gear? We shall have to wait for tomorrow to find out . . .

What’s going on tomorrow at the Norwich Fringe Festival . . . it’s all in a crypt . . . ooh spooky!

Total Library membership as of right now . . . One Hundred and Eighty! Yeah Baby!

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