Julio Campal Experimental Poetry Collection - Library - University of Canterbury

Julio Campal Experimental Poetry Collection

The Julio Campal Experimental Poetry Collection (University of Canterbury) is a joint project between the University’s Spanish department and the Library. The project was established by former staff member Dr Laura López Fernández and continues the collection of the same name at Georgetown College, Kentucky, which she established  there in collaboration with the College Library.

  • The collection focuses on Hispanic materials and their different languages such as Spanish, Catalan, Gallego, etc.
  • It includes publications in various formats of experimental poetry, including, inter alia, visual poetry, phonetic poetry and action or performance poetry.
  • The items are collected for their typography, illustrations and book production techniques as much as for their content. Most of the items are issued in very small editions.

The items can be browsed by by visiting the Spanish subject guide, or by searching the catalogue using Campal as a keyword search term.