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 . . .

Archive

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Bibliothek 5.0

Don't forget!

Heute, Dienstag Nov. 04, Die Kassette cafe, Demmering Str. 23, 17:00–22:00 hrs
Google map: http://tinyurl.com/wherelibrary6

Mittwoch Nov 05, Schriebmaschinen cafe, Gutsmuthsstraße 47, 20:00-24:00 hrs
http://tinyurl.com/wherelibrary8
NOTE After consultation with our beautiful leftbankish Schriebmaschinen VPLs we've extended our every Wednesday hours until Midnight [ah, the witching hour...wha-ah-ah-ah {evil laugh}]

Donnerstag, Nov 06, MZIN, Paul Gruner Straße 64, 13:00-18:00 hrs
http://tinyurl.com/wherelibrary5

And...Coming Soon...



Yes, yes, we've not written anything for ages...

That's because it's all too exciting but we'll report back soon, as for a start there's some seriously astonishingly exhilarating new statistics in the Top of the Library Membership Chart to let you know about.

Right, back to the Library chaps! Tally-ho!