Sonnets printed in 2016 welcomed to the Bodleian Libraries

The Bodleian Libraries welcomed two unique sets of sonnets into the Libraries’ collections at a special event on 10 November, 2016.

Close up image of a letterpress printed sonnet

One was a set of sonnets written by Oxford schoolchildren as part of a series of workshops led by the Poet of Oxford Kate Clanchy. The other was a unique collection of Shakespearean sonnets that have been hand-printed by printers around the world as part of the Bodleian’s Sonnets 2016 project.

Read more of this story on the Bodleian Libraries news page….

Catriona Cannon and Miles Wigfield

Deputy Librarian Catriona Cannon thanks Miles Wigfield, President of the Oxford Guild of Printers, who presented the collection on behalf of all the sonnet printers.

Richard Lawrence examining the replica press in Blackwell Hall, Weston Library

Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage and Richard Lawrence examining the replica press in Blackwell Hall, Weston Library

Images of the sonnets received are shown in other posts on The Conveyor

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