People stop me in the street, badger me in the check-out queue /
and ask "What is this, this that is so small and so very smooth, /
but whose mass is greater than the ringed planet?"/
It's just words. I assure them. But they will not have it.

(Simon Armitage)


The holdings of the Lyrik Kabinett library are catalogued according to the rules for alphabetical cataloguing in research libraries. There are two search options:

  • The Lyrik Kabinett catalogue on this website; listed here are also tables of contents of poetry collections, anthologies, and literary journals not usually found in the records of other libraries.
    To Lyrik Kabinett catalogue (in German)

  • Munich University Library OPAC where our holdings can also be searched via the Bavarian Libraries Association [Bibliotheksverbund Bayern]; to restrict your search to the Lyrik Kabinett library, enter “1409*” in the search box marked “Signatur.”
    To OPAC


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