Poetry Postcard Fest Blog Archives

This is the first of my poems written in Mexico for the 2014 August Poetry Postcard Fest. For more details on all the postcard poems I wrote in 2014 see this page. This poem, like many in Mexico, was inspired by my visit to Casa...

[caption id="attachment_6212" align="alignleft" width="300"] View from near Appleton Pass in 2011[/caption] I got back yesterday from a short (annual) backpacking trip to the Olympic National Wilderness. I have tried each year to recreate a 1995 experience of visiting the Olympic Mountains, specifically the Boulder Creek watershed...

I've blogged about the inspiration for this poem before but here is the text and postcard image and below find the Soundcloud widget. [caption id="attachment_6126" align="alignleft" width="684"] 477. Still Echoing (For Lennie Tristano)[/caption] ...

It was quite a melange of cultures in Puebla during the 14th Subud World Congress August 1-17, 2014. (See my previous posts here and here.) To give you some sense of how diverse the event was, these lines went into a postcard poem written while...

This poem continues from the last postcard poem and Levertov's notion of the acts that serve as counterstrokes to the ills of the world. She would have been writing about WWII, a war in which she served as nurse so saw the atrocities first hand....

As with all 2014 August Poetry Postcard Fest poems, this one uses Levertov again as the source of its epigraph and the poem continues the theme of that quote and it weaves through familiar territory, including the time spent in the community garden (p-patch), the...

The fourth poem from the 2014 August Poetry Postcard Fest, this one continues in the theme of the notion of The Practice of Outside. That an ancestor of Levertov was said to be able to understand the language of birds would make her more likely...