Sonnets 2016: the Bodleian Library collects 154 sonnets from presses around the world

Lucy Evans, Rare Books From close to home and further afield, from Oxford to Moonshine Road, California, to New Delhi and Llandogo, hand-press printers across the world answered the call to print Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets. An enthusiastic response meant all 154 sonnets were quickly assigned. The UK and the USA are the most heavily represented … Continue reading “Sonnets 2016: the Bodleian Library collects 154 sonnets from presses around the world”

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. 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 … Continue reading “Sonnets printed in 2016 welcomed to the Bodleian Libraries”

Sonnets in 2016, update

The Bodleian Library invited hand-press printers to send examples of Shakespeare’s Sonnets (printed by any form of relief printing in 2016) and the collection of 154 is taking shape. Sonnets arrive daily and reports of printing successes (and disasters) are also circulating.  Juan Pascoe’s Sonnet 54 has arrived from Mexico, Ivan Gulkov has set Sonnet 85 … Continue reading “Sonnets in 2016, update”