Poëzie op posters en kussenslopen: Over de geschiedenis, doelen, selectie en receptie van Stichting Plint

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Plint is the biggest publisher of Dutch poetry on objects. Since 1979 it has aimed at integrating poetry in the daily lives of people who normally do not interact with poetry, by selling poems on posters, pillowcases, aprons, bags, tablecloths, crockery and more. This article explores Plint’s products and audience from a historical-institutional, an empirical and a sociological perspective. The results of a questionnaire held among Plint-devotees are analysed. This article argues that Plint is wrongfully neglected in the historical and institutional view on Dutch literature. For many people poetry objects are not a peripheral phenomenon besides poetry books, but the central point of access to poetry.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)379-414
Number of pages36
JournalSpiegel der Letteren
Issue number2/3
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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