Monday, October 20, 2008

undercover poetry

The strangest thing happened when I opened up a library book, this little card fell out:

It was planted there by the Guerilla Poetics Project, whose website says:

Our mission is simple: Returning poetry to the people by subversively putting it into their hands.

In the past 26 months, GPP operatives have covertly smuggled 36220 poems into bookstores and libraries around the world.

I got these pictures off the website, but mine looks just like this one except that it has a number, which I entered into the 'found' area on the site.

If this underground movement appeals to you, you can become an operative, check it out!


June said...

A few years back there was a similar sort of project done with books. I think it's really neat!

doubleknot said...

Oh, I love the idea of poems hiding in books. Now I will be looking in every book I check from the library and every book I buy. I am so glad you found a poem.