Poetry Postcard Fest Blog Archives

Here is the 3rd postcard poem from this year's fest and my 473rd overall since the postcard fest started in 2007. I love the Levertov quote to begin this poem. How many times do we hear poems that long for something? Put down the pen...

My second poem from the 2014 August Poetry Postcard Fest was inspired by a dream and by my ongoing investigation into how my body responds to certain negative thought patterns. The card is a photo of a Clyfford Still painting and Mer, Ella and I...

This is the first poem I wrote for the 2014 August Poetry Postcard Fest. It was inspired by a renewed plunge into Carla Bley's landmark album Escalator Over The Hill. (Audio. Pdf.) If you listen to the record, you'll have more context. Gato in this...

[caption id="attachment_5956" align="alignleft" width="209"] Postcard[/caption] Signup for the 2014 fest is over. Website Countdown Clock Countdown Widgets The original call is here and is required reading for anyone participating. To participate, send your name, mailing address & email to splabman@gmail.com. Use the word “postcard” in the subject line, like...

[caption id="attachment_4412" align="alignleft" width="251"] 400. to Vanessa Herman, Victoria, BC – Born Again Delta[/caption] I've jumped the gun on the August 2013 Poetry Postcard Fest and I encourage you to do the same. Yes, there's already a primer on how to write the postcard poem (see...

[caption id="attachment_5937" align="alignleft" width="231"] Last Year's Poster[/caption] I am planning the third Poems for Peace event on September 21 at 7PM at Spring Street Center.  Last year this was the post. This was how I connected the poetry postcard fest with the Poems for Peace event and with peace-making...

[caption id="attachment_5925" align="alignleft" width="300"] 2011 Postcard[/caption] OK poets! At this point we are one over the record 302 poets we set last year, but I am sure we'll get much past that. I have sent a list via email and am posting the instructions here as well...

It is almost August once again and this means POSTCARDS!   [caption id="attachment_5835" align="alignleft" width="240"] postcard[/caption] The August Poetry Postcard Project is an exercise in responding to other poets. You write a poem a day for the month of August, write it directly onto a postcard and send...

[caption id="attachment_4746" align="alignleft" width="240"] Habib mesmerizes Jed Myers[/caption] My posts on the August 2013 Seattle visit of Morrocan poet and Beat scholar El Habib Louai were quite long, (archived here)  so I am creating this post in the hopes that viewers of this blog will take...

I have posted all my 2013 POstcard POems in one spot. See: https://wp.me/P1Xnkd-1h7. For more on the fest, see: https://poetrypostcards.blogspot.com/ For the postcard fest Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/17361938720/ The 2014 call will go out shortly after July 4th. Subscribe to this blog to get the call. [caption id="attachment_4859" align="alignright" width="589"] 470. Lowell Murphree,...