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Sonnets 2016 initiative: Massey-printed sonnet at the Bodleian Library

July 1, 2016 News No Comments

“In a cycle of 154 short, 14-line poems first published in 1609, William Shakespeare meditated on themes of love, death, and desire. During 2016, the Bodleian Libraries will be producing and collecting newly printed copies of each of Shakespeare’s sonnets. The Bodleian is seeking examples from hand-press printers worldwide made in this, the 400th year since the death of William Shakespeare … These should be created by hand, using any means of relief printing.  Selected submissions, forming at least one complete collection of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets, will be added to the Bodleian’s permanent collection.” You can find out more about the Sonnets 2016 project here, and you can see the contribution printed at Massey by BHPC alumna Julia King here.

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