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I've blogged about the inspiration for this poem before but here is the text and postcard image and below find the Soundcloud widget. [caption id="attachment_6126" align="alignleft" width="684"] 477. Still Echoing (For Lennie Tristano)[/caption] ...

It was quite a melange of cultures in Puebla during the 14th Subud World Congress August 1-17, 2014. (See my previous posts here and here.) To give you some sense of how diverse the event was, these lines went into a postcard poem written while...

This poem continues from the last postcard poem and Levertov's notion of the acts that serve as counterstrokes to the ills of the world. She would have been writing about WWII, a war in which she served as nurse so saw the atrocities first hand....

As with all 2014 August Poetry Postcard Fest poems, this one uses Levertov again as the source of its epigraph and the poem continues the theme of that quote and it weaves through familiar territory, including the time spent in the community garden (p-patch), the...

The fourth poem from the 2014 August Poetry Postcard Fest, this one continues in the theme of the notion of The Practice of Outside. That an ancestor of Levertov was said to be able to understand the language of birds would make her more likely...

Here is the 3rd postcard poem from this year's fest and my 473rd overall since the postcard fest started in 2007. I love the Levertov quote to begin this poem. How many times do we hear poems that long for something? Put down the pen...

My second poem from the 2014 August Poetry Postcard Fest was inspired by a dream and by my ongoing investigation into how my body responds to certain negative thought patterns. The card is a photo of a Clyfford Still painting and Mer, Ella and I...

This is the first poem I wrote for the 2014 August Poetry Postcard Fest. It was inspired by a renewed plunge into Carla Bley's landmark album Escalator Over The Hill. (Audio. Pdf.) If you listen to the record, you'll have more context. Gato in this...

[caption id="attachment_5956" align="alignleft" width="209"] Postcard[/caption] Signup for the 2014 fest is over. Website Countdown Clock Countdown Widgets The original call is here and is required reading for anyone participating. To participate, send your name, mailing address & email to splabman@gmail.com. Use the word “postcard” in the subject line, like...

[caption id="attachment_4412" align="alignleft" width="251"] 400. to Vanessa Herman, Victoria, BC – Born Again Delta[/caption] I've jumped the gun on the August 2013 Poetry Postcard Fest and I encourage you to do the same. Yes, there's already a primer on how to write the postcard poem (see...