Whether it’s the riverside location or edgy digs, there has always been something poetic about the Musagetes Architecture Library.
Last month the Musagetes staff helped its neighbouring library promote its annual Poem-a-Day contest by creating their own inspiring poetry display, drawing on related materials available at the Musagetes Library.
"It was surprising how much material we found in our collection for the display that could be related to poetry in one way or another," says Linda Finn, Library Clerk at Musagetes. So much, in fact, that it didn't take long until Linda and other Musagetes staff were sparked to expand the display and also hold their own haiku contest.
The resulting display highlighted “architects who are poets, poetry in architecture, architecture in literature, and the construction of poetry,” says Library Associate, Sara Perkins. Of special interest, the display showcased haiku poems inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright that were written by students across America and discovered by Musagetes staff on pbs.org.
The haiku contest drummed up interest from a range of Musagetes students who entered their haiku creations for a chance to win one of five “sweet and yummy prizes” randomly drawn in time for Valentine’s Day.
In addition to the display, Musagetes staff also orchestrated their own poetic interventions throughout the Library, making book browsing even more fun than usual.
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Library Associate, Musagetes Library