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, 6 March 2008

Is it 2008 already? Blimey!

Well, let us start how we mean to go on, that is, romping ahead in the purple haze of verbalosity to confoundedly confuse those out there that all this time we have been not absent.



Where was I?

Oh yes. Right here.

If you dare take a peekity-boo-boo (don't do it girls and boys...) at the date of our last post below, you'll see we've been frequently infrequent here.

There are many reasons why, and why not - least of the manifest operations and functions and pro-ce-dures of travelling librarydom - that curtail the adventures, HERE, in writing and for the very first time of all such-and-such goings on. But on the whole, the VERY reason forthwith:

Manifesting takes time
Manifesting takes life
Manifesting takes over

And we'll leave it at that for now.

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