interviews of POPO poets

LONGTIME POPO POet Cat Ruiz Kigerl discusses her participation in the annual POPO: August POetry POstcard Fest. Cat Ruiz Kigerl was born in Seattle. She is the author of three poetry books: Beach Notes, TwoNewfs Publishing, 2020, At the Town Café, Goldfish Press, 2016 and......

CJ Prince discusses her experience with POPO, the August POetry POstcard Fest in an interview recorded December 8, 2020. C.J. Prince arrived in the Northwest, escorted by two dragons and one hundred and eight boxes of poems and a few lagging computers. You will find......

We caught up with Wilderness Sarchild to discuss her POPO experience on December 7, 2020. Wilderness Sarchild is the author of a full length poetry collection, Old Women Talking, published by Passager Books, and the co-author of Wrinkles, the Musical, a play about women and......

Alicia Gignoux has enjoyed being part of the POPO poetry exchange. She taught Spanish at the university level in Montana for many years and spent time serving in Mexico with the Peace Corps....

Andrew Bell is a POPO poet living in Christchurch, New Zealand. He talked about his experience with the postcard fest and also USAmerican politics in the last weeks of you know who. Andrew M. Bell writes poetry, short fiction, plays, screenplays and non-fiction. His work......

From Philip Riley, POPO poet: Here’s a recent photo of me in front of a tiny 13th century Cypriot church. It was above a stream where I went to collect reeds to repair a Greek chair. Beautiful icons line the walls of this simple building.......

Diane Elayne Dees discusses her involvement in POPO, the August POetry POstcard Fest after her first year of participation. Diane Elayne Dees’s poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction have been published in many journals and anthologies, and her poetry has been read on radio programs,......

First time POPO participant Lawrence Pevec made a video about his encaustic postcard process. Lawrence is a friend and member of my spiritual community, Subud. He is also a Board Member of the cultural wing of Subud, SICA-USA, an entity which I now Chair and......

The video is produced and online. The first POPO open mic happened via Zoom on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 4pm PDT with your humble narrator as host. There were poetry reading debuts, a couple of ramblers, some typical Zoom connection issues, lots of great......