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About the free book


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Thirteen thousand free books, along with 50,000 special poetry pocketcards, were given away across Edinburgh during February 2010. We distributed them through:

Accessible Editions of the Book

Large print editions of the book are available to borrow through Edinburgh libraries, and the Scottish Poetry Library.

An online edition of the book was available during February 2010 – you can still read a selection of pages from the book online, and all the poems and stories submitted to the blog.

All of the content of the book – the poems selected and the reasons why – can be found through the poem stories section of this website.

Poetry Pocketcards

We have created a series of special poetry pocketcards, so that people can easily carry a poem with them.  There were 21 different designs to collect:

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