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The 10th August Poetry Postcard Fest begins on July 4. Registration begins that day here: Buy tickets for August POetry POstcard Fest And poems from this year's fest can be submitted for the 1st Poetry Postcard Fest Anthology, a project led by three volunteers. (See this post:...

[caption id="attachment_8889" align="alignleft" width="274"] https://paulenelson.com/august-poetry-postcard-fest/[/caption] Elizabeth Woods checks in from Down Under with a Postcard Fest interview. An excerpt: EW-The festival is now in its tenth year, what are some of the notable aspects a changes you have seen along the way? peN-Each year there is a new wrinkle. I...

[caption id="attachment_2230" align="alignright" width="378"] Brendan McBreen's Mona Lisa[/caption] The call for the tenth year of the August Poetry Postcard Fest will be released on July 4, 2016, and tickets go on sale at that time. Like last year, as soon as 32 participating poets get signed...

Another Georgia O’Keeffe image used for this latest 2015 August Poetry Postcard and one of the shortest 2015 postcard poems mostly because of the glossy stock and the difficulty in the actual writing of the poem. Ugh! Also a reference to an auspicious astrological occasion...

Another Georgia O’Keeffe image, this latest August Poetry Postcard Fest poem was sent as prayer for a postcarder in the middle of summer wildfire hell.  ...

One of the cards I brought back from my 2014’s trip to Wisconsin that was part of my work in the 2015 August Poetry Postcard Fest. This one with allusions to soul-building with a nod to an old poem from my Auburn days. ...

[caption id="attachment_8698" align="alignleft" width="347"] Garcia & the Wily Splabman after a soak at the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs, New Mexico.[/caption] A follow up to the post about my recent trip to Taos, New Mexico. Amalio Madueño is community development specialist and brilliant poet of Yaqui and...

ANOTHER devil reference in this latest of the 2015 August Poetry Postcard Fest and an image of one to boot. I love how the neighbors across the street use a pole with netting at the end to harvest plums. See all poems I wrote in...

If you believe in Traditional Chinese Medicine, you know the lung/heart meridian is related to grief. I can't help thinking that anytime someone has a smoking habit, grief must not be far away. Combine that kind of thinking (radical/root-oriented) with the fact that I spent the...