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 . . .


Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Where's the Library in Leipzig?

In case you hadn't noticed . . .

We made it to Leipzig!

So, where's the Library in Leipzig?

First up, we're at the brand-spanking-new
mzin graphic design, pop + streetculture
shop - gallery - studio

Donnerstag/Thursday 04.09.2008 * 13:00 - 18:00 hrs

paul-gruner-straße 64

You can catch the tram 10 + 11 -> station: hohe straße / bus 89 -> station: robert-schumann-straße

You can also mail 'em if you need to.

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Then, we'll be out and about @ SPINNEREI initially c/o Café Mule . . .

Samstag/Saturday 06.09.2008 * 14:00 - 18:00 hrs

mule - cafe/garten, spinnereistraße 7

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You can also mail 'em if you need to.

Not bad for a day's library-locatin' we say. 'Nuff said.

We look forward to reaching the parts other libraries have yet to reach!

***Today's library announcement comes with special Leipzig thanks to Simone, Leif & Suzanne***


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