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I got an unsigned email this morning about the postcard fest: hello paul wondering - why is there a fee for participating now?  what is done with  over $4000 you would collect if over 400 sign up (and pay) again? i have done the august postcard poetry event...

Being a William Carlos Williams fan, this story was a natural for me. A scholar by the name of William Logan, a professor at the University of Florida, (with help from a local historian) did the research to find the identity of the man who...

I'm back in that mode again, a time of year when poetry gets right to the front of my daily consciousness. Some who know me would argue that it is that way anyway, but during the annual August Poetry Postcard Fest this becomes more pronounced. Walks,...

First an update on the 2015 August Poetry Postcard Fest. We have 70 signups in the first 44 hours and the first two groups are complete. Lists have been sent out to groups 1 & 2. Participants in the first two groups represent: Mobile AL, Tuscaloosa AL, Castlegar BC, Qualicum...

[caption id="attachment_7026" align="alignleft" width="345"] The Joy of POstcards[/caption] The August Poetry Postcard Fest was initiated in 2007 by poets Paul Nelson and Lana Ayers. 2015 marks year nine and this is your official call. Directions to participate in the fest are linked here.  This year poets will be...

I love this notion of pre-bedtime suggestions. I have been doing that the last few months, or more based on the latest poems to be posted here from the ongoing series After The Japanese.  I have been posting the poems in hunks of four the...

I am starting to get emails about the August Poetry Postcard Fest. Questions like: [caption id="attachment_6227" align="alignleft" width="297"] All 2014 Postcards received by Your Humble Postcard Narrator[/caption] 1) Is the fest on this year? (Yes). 2) Can you sign me up now? (No). 3) What are the main changes...

I am so envious of these four chapbooks and delighted they were gifts recently given to me. All from Cascadians and all quite worth while. Wikipedia (by way of the O.E.D.) says: "Chapbook is first attested in English in 1824, and seems to derive from the...

I did this last year, a post of the top ten posts/pages of the year. I excluded American Sentences and all individual pages associated with that daily practice and also Organic Poetry and individual essays under that rubric. I've also included only two of the...