POPO Blog Archives

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...

Happy September. The fest is over, except for the stragglers. Expect a few cards coming in these next few days and then maybe one or two a few weeks late. This year with 156 days rather than 56 due to the lockdown designed to help...

Please join us for the first POPO Open Mic, via Zoom, Sunday, September 13 at 4pm PDT. We'll meet for 90 minutes, discuss our 2020 POPO experience and read a few poems. 3 minute time limit so TIME YOUR PRESENTATION in advance, please. The event...

Sunday, August 2 at 4pm PDT, we had a Zoom discussion on how three different veteran POPO participants create their unique cards: Abhaya Thomas, Colette Dutton and Tim Mateer. The original post is below the video of the event. * * * Living in Tacoma, near to...