Wednesday, 18 August 2010

poetry in perpetual motion



Itinerant Poetry Librarian is currently in Boston, according to her Facebook page. if:book are big fans of her hands on approach to librarianship. 


"Need free membership of a travelling library of 'lost & forgotten' poetry? Fancy a bit of Bob Cobbing? Kenneth Rexroth translations of O. Milosz? Can't stop yourself from touching the B. Tetenbaum handmade binding? Like to know where we keep our Bukowski (it's a good fit)? 
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 we meet. 13 countries have taken up the challenge and signed up to the public poetry library cause: Boston will be the 33rd city on the library worldwide itinerary. Come and visit, discover our ever-expanding poetry collection – and add to it yourself if you've an appropriate title to donate (please see our Acquisition Policy for specific details, we don't want to make you bruised by throwing the book back at you: http://www.tipl.info/)

Got a spot we can operate in? Your house? Your garden? Send us the tip! Know a great coffeehouse/cafe/bar/warehouse/dancestudio/park/theatre/gallery/library who will have us operate there? Send us the tip! Know another spot and who to contact so we can operate there - we do library in: anywhere with people - send us the tip!

The Itinerant Poetry Library
"Reaching the parts other libraries have yet to reach"
http://www.tipl.info/

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