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[caption id="attachment_5536" align="alignleft" width="272"] Joanne Kyger[/caption] This is the first "official" poetry postcard of mine for 2015, year 9. I sent out one "practice card" to someone from last year's list, but THIS year I decided to use Joanne Kyger's new book On Time as a source...

[caption id="attachment_5716" align="alignleft" width="300"] Joanne Kyger at CPF2 (photo by George Bowering)[/caption] The second poem from the 2015 August Poetry Postcard Fest, this one is really the first, since #505 was a dry run and #506 starts the poems that all lead off with a quote...

Thanks to Sam Hamill's suggestion, I have been reading Crowded by Beauty a biography of Beat Poet and Zen Monk Philip Whalen by David Schneider. Am loving it and finding it a great companion and inspiration for the 9th annual August Poetry Postcard Fest. The Tibetan concept...

[caption id="attachment_7609" align="alignleft" width="300"] Eeyore[/caption] I know what you are thinking. Don't put any more energy into things like this, but my strong sense of justice is begging me to respond. So, after changing another dirty diaper from my 3 year old and reading her a...

[caption id="attachment_7582" align="alignleft" width="283"] Georgia O'Keeffe[/caption] The signup for the 9th August Poetry Postcard Fest is final and the list has been sent to all participants. The total number of participants is down from an all-time high in 2014 - 423, to 208 in 2015, but...

I was taking my corridor walk June 23, 2015, and was stunned by the reflection of the sun on wavelets of Lake Washington. I tried to get a decent video capture of the phenomenon (after looking at a Seagull I thought was a Blue Heron)...

A few random questions posed by participants, or would-be participants, in the 2015 August Poetry Postcard Fest. By the way, this is your last call for registration as that ends July 27 at 12:01 a.m. 1) Can I start now or do I have to wait...

I got an unsigned email this morning about the postcard fest: hello paul wondering - why is there a fee for participating now?  what is done with  over $4000 you would collect if over 400 sign up (and pay) again? i have done the august postcard poetry event...

Being a William Carlos Williams fan, this story was a natural for me. A scholar by the name of William Logan, a professor at the University of Florida, (with help from a local historian) did the research to find the identity of the man who...