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 . . .


Friday, 26 January 2007

San Francisco . . . here we come

Two suitcases of poetry books? Check. One cape? Check. One cycle helmet? Check. One flagpole? Check. Passport? Check. One way ticket to San Francisco? Check. Looks like the Itinerant Poetry Librarian is good to go. We’ll see you over there boys!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a sofa you can sleep on but it's in Portland, Oregon. Portland is only a 7 hour drive from SF, you should come visit your old friend Ariana. I would write more but the comment area of your blog hardly seems appropriate. If you can remember how to spell my last name my e-mail is firstnamelastname@yahoo. Write me. I would send you an e-mail but you don't have a link for it silly girl!

BTW your poetry project kicks ass.