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I'm a poet and lexicographer based in Oxford, and also the founder of the Oxford Poetry Library. Oxford Poetry Library launched in April 2017 as a way to bring poetry out into the community. We operate out of a big custom-built purple cargo bike, peddling (and pedalling) our wares to farmers markets, festivals, and street events throughout the city for all sorts of people to discover all sorts of poetry. Our primary aim is to provide a space in Oxford for people to access and talk about poetry, discover new writing, and be platformed as local writers. A lot of our work is focused on marginalized groups (such as young people, people facing homelessness, and mental health charities). As well as operating as a lending library, we run frequent workshops, readings, events, and reading groups, often collaborating with other organizations to promote access to literature for people who might not otherwise have it.