natural evolution... to library boxes

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Sue Gemmell

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Mar 24, 2012, 12:29:53 AM3/24/12
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Tony Pfannenstiel

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Mar 24, 2012, 2:17:10 AM3/24/12
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Sue, that is so cool. Thanks for sharing. Did you get a new poem in your poetry post ?

Tony
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Laurence Cotton

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Mar 24, 2012, 9:29:14 AM3/24/12
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I have seen a few of these wonderful library boxes around. What a nice web site to promote them!

Laurence

JOHN MILLER

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Mar 24, 2012, 12:16:19 PM3/24/12
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Hmmm.  Most of the ones one the site wouldn't keep a book dry in western oregon.  The roofs need to have more eves, otherwise the rain will run down the dies, and worse, right into the door and in side.  The designs may be OK for arid climate, but not in Portland.

Need a Portland design.


On Mar 23, 2012, at 9:29 PM, Sue Gemmell wrote:

http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/

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Zach Moser

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Mar 24, 2012, 7:30:08 PM3/24/12
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That is awesome idea, all my roomates think so too.

Zaq Mosher
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http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/

Tony

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Mar 26, 2012, 12:44:04 PM3/26/12
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Thanks, Zaq:  Are you a poet also?  Tony

Zach Moser

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Mar 26, 2012, 4:57:29 PM3/26/12
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Sure. I mean I don't think of myself as a poet, per se, but I sometimes write poetry and often treat my life as it is a work of poetry unfolding before my eyes.

We really want to create a poetry/library box, but cant two things: if we should put it in front of our house or on the corner of the block; and where we can get tools for its construction.


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Tony

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Mar 26, 2012, 8:57:24 PM3/26/12
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Zaq:  Your reply was written the way a poet might respond.  It is clear to me that you have the sensibilities of a poet.  Keep on writing.

Here is some useful information about poetry boxes.  John Milliken is one of the fellows in Portland who constructs these posts. 
This following info is an excerpt from an email he sent me today. 

In so far as cost and prices are concerned:
- For someone handy with tools and a bit of a creative streak, they may build their own pole for as little as $25 or less in materials.  
- Just the sheet box attached to a fence can be provided for $25.
- If one wishes to have me build a standard classic (engraved cedar post, copper cap, holder and hardware), that price is $200 installed as I do an initial site visit/consult, design the pole to the owner's site and preferences. 
- A 'deluxe' model, with low relief carving, copper insets, fixtures and engraved lettering - that can run to $250-$300.  
- I have done a set of poles for a row of espaliered pear trees that was a bit more expensive owing to the hardware and cables involved.

I have examples of all of those approaches on a PICASA web album:   https://picasaweb.google.com/115481371666118921679/PDXPoetryPoles  His email:  popr...@msn.com

So I hope this helps. 

Tony Pfannenstiel, editor/publisher of Fault Lines Poetry

Sue Gemmell

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Mar 27, 2012, 5:59:24 AM3/27/12
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I definitely need poems. Please email some favorites to me. My house is on NE Wistaria, we get lots of pedestrian traffic.

Am happy to promote books as well.

Sue

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Tony Pfannenstiel

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Mar 27, 2012, 8:32:14 AM3/27/12
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Should be able to get them up on my website by end of April 

Tony
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Laurence Cotton

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Mar 27, 2012, 10:25:53 AM3/27/12
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Hi Sue,

I go by your box all the time. If you don't already know this, here is a great source for poems, you can browse by poem title, poet and subject. The foundation also has a terrific smartphone app.


Cheers,
Laurence

Zach Moser

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Mar 27, 2012, 2:28:31 PM3/27/12
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I found a breadbox yesterday in a freebox. I think we are going to use it for the foundation of our poetrybox. 

Is there any restrictions on who's poems we can use? If we put poems under copyright in our box, do we risk trouble?


Zaq Mosher
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Zach Moser

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Mar 27, 2012, 2:31:11 PM3/27/12
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It's not the cost, or work, as much as it is access to the tools. I can build things, and source material is everyone, but, as a Portland transplant, I left my tool library in Texas.

Zaq Mosher
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David Cooke

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Mar 27, 2012, 3:18:55 PM3/27/12
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Hello Zach,
    There are surely copyright issues with displaying poems but if you jump through a few hoops you can assure the authors of your good intentions.
Always ask for permission. If the author does not get back to you then be sure to...
1. Maintain original format and typography (Many authors spend a lot of time making those choices)
2. Always note the author
3. Always cite original source of poem (ie. as seen in Hunger Mountain 2009 no14)
4. If the author has a website comment and thank them.
5. When possible use poems from poetry books you have purchased.
 
Anybody have more to add?
 
Best regards,
David Cooke
Poet
PO Box 1552
Lake Oswego OR 97035
 
 
 

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John Milliken

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Mar 27, 2012, 10:00:25 PM3/27/12
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Yeah ... send money.

Cheers David

John Milliken

"El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz"' (respect for the rights of others is peace )
-Benito Juarez



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