Important Dates

Summer is supposed to be a lazy time with a lot of loafing, picnics, softball, kayak rides and other ways in which — as George Gershwin put it – “the livin’ is easy.” Throw in year 11 of a poetry postcard fest, a five year old,...

Postcards for Charlottesville

From Lucia Sanford: Dear Paul, This is my third year participating in the Postcard Poetry Fest. I live in Charlottesville, Virginia. I am still too raw and stunned to write a personal note or poem about what happened here on Saturday. I did not think this situation...

Oct 9 Postcard Panel

It’s in YEAR ELEVEN which is hard to believe, but the August Poetry Postcard Fest started in 2007 by Lana Ayers and me is going as well as it ever has. With the launch of the poetry postcard anthology 56 Days of August this Fall, there are going to be several...

Nurse Log Poem at Bradner Gardens

I think it might be seven times now that I have been invited to read poems by Jim O’Halloran at his annual concert at Bradner Gardens. One of the jewels of Seattle’s P-Patch system of community gardens, Jim is a brilliant flute-playing/band-leading/...