POPO Blog Archives

Now that our post-POPO workshop is over and has received some rave reviews (see THIS and also THIS) we're ready now for another round of interviews with POPO participants for posting on Youtube and on this site. If you were not interviewed about your POPO...

POPO poet Margaret Mayer suggested linking my "Poet's Obituary" for Diane di Prima here on the POPO site and I figured it was a good idea because Diane was a postcard poet in the first year of the fest, 2007! (I'm searching my files like...

Longtime POPO participant Mary Beth Frezon checks in with thoughts about her POPO2020 process: Excerpt: I’d been home since March 4, the first couple weeks of that with some illness. In April there wasn’t much to do except online work “stuff” and sitting outside to paint...

A sweet take on her own POPO2020 participation comes to us from the blog of Melanie Weldon-Soiset: One excerpt: Sending postcards served as a practice of remembrance. The Poetry Postcard Fest gave me a reason to engage postcards that had languished in a box, forgotten, for...

AFTERWORD on the experience of August POPO 2020 (by Andrew Bell) Somehow, through no fault of anyone’s, but perhaps the tyranny of distance, I had drifted out of the POPO circle of communication. I can’t remember the last one I participated in before this year’s one, but...

Hi, Paul— I shared back in July that my dad died, and you posted that on the PoPo website.  As a result, I was showered with love and kindness from so many PoPo folks that it overwhelmed me.  I re-read the notes frequently, and they remind...

From the blog of Kerfe Roig, of New York: This year I participated in POPO the August POetry POstcard Fest–where the challenge is to send a different postcard with a poem you’ve composed for each day in August, 31 in all. After you register, you receive...

Kristen L. Ryberg Second year PoPo enter-thoughts… After signing up to two groups this year, I am struck by the connective energy our postcards, handwritten or not, carry to both giver and receiver; how even small scale knowing of another through these little glimpses produce real caring...

Group 3:  here are the cards I've received. So very grateful for your poems and images! I can't express how deeply you have moved me. FYI I've sent to everyone on group 3 list--last cards Labor day weekend. -Lillian Kurosaka -- Lillian Kurosaka Reiki Master/Teacher Biosynthesis Somatic Therapist/Trainer & POPO CO-Founder...

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...