Poetry Postcard Fest Blog Archives

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...

[caption id="attachment_5926" align="alignleft" width="373"] Jimi Hendrix Stamp[/caption] WooHoo! The last 2014 August Poetry Postcard! (See all here.) And with only 221 days until the next call goes out. Hawthorn Presence uses an image I took on my cellphone of the house Denise Levertov lived in, images of...

Passing Lane is another 2014 August Postcard Poem, but this one reflects a life firmly back home after my visit to Mexico, firmly into the routine of taking walks in my Hillman City/Seward Park neighborhood, learning the names of local plants (which may not be local)...

Driving the Redwood Highway is one of the most wonderful road trips I could ever imagine. Starting from Grants Pass, Oregon, stopping at Dutch Bros coffee to get an Irish Creme latté, you soon head southwest and go through stands of old growth Redwoods and...

Not too many postcard poems from 2014 left. (Whew!) This one features another Germán Montalvo image and is an homage to Denise Levertov. Long live the organic! (Well, until it decomposes.) A link to all 2014 August Postcard poems here. ...

496. The Occasional Chicharrón has more Congress and Puebla reflections, another reference to Vargas Lugo’s butterfly nation flags and the impending USAmerican football season, the advent of which signals the end of summer in many different ways. The intense violence of the game is a...

The latest postcard poem from the 2014 August Poetry Postcard Fest. August 19, 2014, Seattle, WA "Holiness does not dissolve, it is a presence / of bronze." - Denise Levertov The Cholula sacramental marching band scatters rose petals in a trail toward the pyramid. Puebla pigeons'll eat chicharrónes if you let them & each South American butterfly has...