Card Catalog Poetry

Check out some amazing poems created by awesome Oaklanders on old card catalog cards.

Earlier this month I had the great pleasure of participating in Oakland Nights Live, showing off some of the Found Items that have been featured on this blog.  Since it's National Poetry Month in April, I gave the audience a chance to create some poetry to be shared here and they so totally stepped up to the plate with some amazing pieces.

All of these poems were created on card catalog cards that we normally use for scrap paper around the library.  These particular cards came from the LP collection, and as you'll see below much of the poetry was inspired directly by what was on the card.  Some poems are funny, some cryptic, and some are just touching.

(BTW - we still have vinyl!  Want to see what we've got?  Check it out here, in the catalog!)

Here are just a few of my favorites (it was very hard to choose!).  Below these, you'll find a Flickr album with them all!  Push play to scroll through them, or click on the slideshow to see them on Flickr, sized larger for easier reading. 

              

Thank you Oakland Nights Live, and thank you poets!!

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