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Advent Poetry Calendar – Day 20 – “Library”


“Library” by Scroobius Pip

Submitted by Sarah Wingo, Falvey’s subject librarian for English literature and theatre.

We couldn’t very well have a library advent calendar and not have a poem about libraries. I ran across this one just the other day and fell in love with it, I hope you enjoy it too.

“Library” by Scroobius Pip was originally commissioned by Chris Hawkins for BBC 6 Music’s celebration of libraries and performed live on his show in November 2014. We haven’t provided the words for this poem because it really is as much performance piece as it is poem, and even though the video is just words on a screen as they’re being spoken, it is worth a watch.

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  1. Comment by Bill Greene — December 20, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

    Loved it! Listened to it many times.

  2. Comment by LC — December 16, 2016 @ 10:16 AM

    Same here, Bill! Loved it!

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