“They give pause”

I found a beautiful tiny poem/book at my recent visit to the Scottish Poetry Library. Poems for All make tiny little beautiful books with a gorgeous picture and one brief poem inside.  See them being made in this short poem, as their producer (a bookshop owner) describes why he does this – and how.  He then gives them away for free.  Describing himself as a shy person, he is not keen on approaching strangers, but simply leaves his little book-lets in public places where people can choose to pick them up.  These can be quite widespread – they are made in California and I got mine in Edinburgh.

“Based in California, Poems-For-All has also taken root in Scotland. We’ve been scattering like seeds little books of poetry for the last several years during the St. Andrews International Poetry Festival (StAnza) and at other events and locations throughout the country. We welcome submissions from poets who would like to be part of our sma buiks, wee poems effort in Scotland.”


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