Poetry Postcard Fest Blog Archives

This year's post-Poetry Postcard Fest open mic will happen Saturday, September 4 at 10am PDT via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/s/2064225002 If you would like to help coordinate it, please let me know. We plan to record it for folks who are away on Labor Day weekend. Fest participants...

Linda Crosfield and I met in George Bowering's 2005 week-long class at the (now defunct) Victoria School of Writing Summer School where we learned, among other things, the importance of putting chickens in poems. One of the few postcarders who has done it every year...

Postcarder Sally Hedges-Blanquez points us to the Paris Review and some AMAZING collages by the late artist Eileen Agar. From the article: In an undated note bequeathed to the Tate Archive in 1992, Eileen Agar (1899–1991) writes of her admiration for the author of Alice’s Adventures...

The 15th Poetry Postcard Fest is on and registration is in its final two weeks. So far 11 different countries are represented, along with 42 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces. And a beautiful primer on the fest has been created by Julie A. Fast,...

We had an excellent time talking poetry postcards on Juneteenth, June 19, 2021. Over 30 people joined the Zoom affair as Poetry Postcard Fest Co-Founder Paul E Nelson talked about the origin of the fest, a collaboration with Lana Ayers, who simply said: "I'll help."...

Postcarder Sally Hedges-Blanquez alerts us to: Ellsworth Kelly: Postcards will present a comprehensive survey of Kelly’s postcard collages, with 150 works on view. Many postcards reveal specific places where Kelly lived or visited, such as Paris, where Kelly lived in the late 1940s and early 1950s,...

Join us Via Zoom, Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10am PDT for a Poetry Postcard Fest orientation. If you have never participated before, here's your chance to see how it works. If you HAVE done the fest before, here is your chance to see some...

I was delighted to team up with postcarder (with a new book!) Margaret Lee for an essay that has been published in The Journal for Black Mountain College Studies, Volume 12. (pdf) Postcard poets represented include J.I. Kleinberg, Judy Jensen, Tim Mateer & Colette Dutton....