Meet the 2021 committee!

Phoebe, Chair & Treasurer

I founded the library in 2017 with a vision of bringing poetry to the people. I’ve enjoyed my roles as chief cargo-bicycler, book-recommender, poetry workshop facilitator, and all-round word-nerd. I’m now working on projects such as the Many Voices Collection, The Lost Words workshops, and finding the library collection a permanent home.

Jack, Secretary

I check the library works within its
Remit and constitutional limits;
I do occasional tweeting
And attend every meeting
To write down (and type up) the minutes.

Rowena, Projects & Safeguarding

I help plan and execute OPL initiatives and collaborations. As Safeguarding Officer, I was excited to protect OPL’s hidden vault of jewels and riches. Instead, I’m responsible for welfare concerns about children and vulnerable adults. But seriously, if anything concerns you during OPL activities, come to me (my email is I’ve even got a certificate from the council.

Miriam, Volunteer Coordinator

I write the volunteer newsletter and help volunteers get involved – whether it’s joining a pop-up appearance, submitting poetry recommendations, or driving forward a project. If you’d like to play a more active part in the library, talk to me at – we can make it happen!