The activities of Stiftung Lyrik Kabinett, a poetry foundation situated in Munich’s university quarter, embraces four core components: a library, events, publications and education.
Lyrik Kabinett library is the second-largest library specialised on poetry in Europe. Its current stock of around 69,000 items embraces German-language and international poetry from all periods. The library also holds a collection of rare artists’ books (c. 3,000 volumes and objects).
Lyrik Kabinett hosts around 45 international poetry events each year, publishes selected works of poetry and on poetry in a range of editions, and runs “Lust auf Lyrik”, a model educational project for schoolchildren.