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, 11 July 2007

Where's the Library in Portland 2.0?

Library @ Reading Frenzy, Independent Press Emporium

on Wednesday July 11th, 3pm - 7pm & Friday July 13th, 12 noon - 7pm, at 921 SW Oak Street, Portland, Oregon.

Then . . .
Library @ Spare Room Reading Series

on Sunday July 15th, 7pm - 9.30pm (approx.), at New American Art Union, 922 SE Ankeny, Portland, Oregon.

Then . . .
Library @ Ariana & Jeffrey's House

On Wednesday 18th July from 7pm onwards

Then . . .
Library @ In Other Words Women's Books & Resources

on Sunday July 28th, 12 noon - 6pm,
at 8 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, Oregon.

Come Join Us!

p.s. These are our latest library venue confirmations . . . there are more pouring in everyday, so we'll keep posting up our new venues, locations, dates and times as they come in, so stay tuned for details Portland folks!

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