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I'm back in that mode again, a time of year when poetry gets right to the front of my daily consciousness. Some who know me would argue that it is that way anyway, but during the annual August Poetry Postcard Fest this becomes more pronounced. Walks,...

First an update on the 2015 August Poetry Postcard Fest. We have 70 signups in the first 44 hours and the first two groups are complete. Lists have been sent out to groups 1 & 2. Participants in the first two groups represent: Mobile AL, Tuscaloosa AL, Castlegar BC, Qualicum...

[caption id="attachment_7026" align="alignleft" width="345"] The Joy of POstcards[/caption] The August Poetry Postcard Fest was initiated in 2007 by poets Paul Nelson and Lana Ayers. 2015 marks year nine and this is your official call. Directions to participate in the fest are linked here.  This year poets will be...

I love this notion of pre-bedtime suggestions. I have been doing that the last few months, or more based on the latest poems to be posted here from the ongoing series After The Japanese.  I have been posting the poems in hunks of four the...

I am starting to get emails about the August Poetry Postcard Fest. Questions like: [caption id="attachment_6227" align="alignleft" width="297"] All 2014 Postcards received by Your Humble Postcard Narrator[/caption] 1) Is the fest on this year? (Yes). 2) Can you sign me up now? (No). 3) What are the main changes...

I am so envious of these four chapbooks and delighted they were gifts recently given to me. All from Cascadians and all quite worth while. Wikipedia (by way of the O.E.D.) says: "Chapbook is first attested in English in 1824, and seems to derive from the...

I did this last year, a post of the top ten posts/pages of the year. I excluded American Sentences and all individual pages associated with that daily practice and also Organic Poetry and individual essays under that rubric. I've also included only two of the...

[caption id="attachment_5926" align="alignleft" width="373"] Jimi Hendrix Stamp[/caption] WooHoo! The last 2014 August Poetry Postcard! (See all here.) And with only 221 days until the next call goes out. Hawthorn Presence uses an image I took on my cellphone of the house Denise Levertov lived in, images of...

Passing Lane is another 2014 August Postcard Poem, but this one reflects a life firmly back home after my visit to Mexico, firmly into the routine of taking walks in my Hillman City/Seward Park neighborhood, learning the names of local plants (which may not be local)...

Driving the Redwood Highway is one of the most wonderful road trips I could ever imagine. Starting from Grants Pass, Oregon, stopping at Dutch Bros coffee to get an Irish Creme latté, you soon head southwest and go through stands of old growth Redwoods and...