And if you have managed to graduate from college / without ever having written "Man vs. Nature" / in a margin, perhaps now / is the time to take one step forward.
April 14, 2010 7:16 AM Subscribe
Poetry-filter: Who has written about writing in books?
posted by activitystory to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in the process of preparing a talk about how annotation has been studied in Library and Information Science for a bunch of humanities faculty and students. I came across the poem Marginalia by Billy Collins
, which is terrific. I'd like to find a few more poems, or excerpts of poems, I can also mention in my talk. Can anyone think of similar poems that deal with writing in books, marking up texts, scanning poems, or otherwise coming across the residue of others while reading? Bonus points if they are in books that were beautifully typeset (as Collins's poem was-- it appears in Picnic, lightning
). No need for the poems to be available online.