1000 BOOKS
BY 1000 POETS

1000 BOOKS BY 1000 POETS

Over the course of two months—from January to March of 2014 — 89plus and LUMA Foundation will publish 1000 books by 1000 poets born in 1989 and after. Hand-picked by a group of advisors on every continent, this series will be the first-ever attempt to survey the global poetic production of an emerging generation.

Each poet will determine the content and length of their book including unpublished full-length manuscripts; cobbled together collections of occasional poems; durational conceptual works spanning hundreds of pages; repurposed texts; texts which have previously been published in book form; texts which have previously been published online; visual and concrete poems, but to name a few. All books will constitute a physical library which will travel to various sites — galleries, museums, and universities — around the world.

All books will be edited, designed, and produced by teams of 89plus poets-in-residence and designers in Zürich at LUMA/Westbau during the duration of the show, Poetry will be made by all! and made available on Lulu’s print-on-demand service. All PDFs of the books will be made available free of charge to all. This expanding library will be continuously available at: http://poetrywillbemadebyall.ch/library/

Publishers: 89plus/LUMA Foundation, Kenneth Goldsmith and Danny Snelson

Design concept: Content is Relative

Book designer and editor: Alexandra Siegrist

Book editors: James Hoff and Alexandra Siegrist

Series editor: Danny Snelson