The Cards I Got (2018)

Here are two short videos of the postcards I received during the 12th August POetry POstcard Fest. #APPF12. These cards were the ones I received by September 4, 2018. 50 as of mail delivery time today. I am humbled and honored at how this fest has evolved. To folks like Judy Jensen, who said: “As a longtime participant, the fest has become a fixed part of the calendar, as established as Easter or Thanksgiving or Christmas” and to Terry Holzman, who is a postcard machine and contributes so much to this community, and to everyone who has participated, even the people like Raymond Maxwell and Anthony Kolasny and others who sat out this year, my humble appreciation.

The official festival page is:

August POetry POstcard Fest (aka PoPo)

About Splabman

Paul Nelson is founder of SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) in Seattle, the Cascadia Poetry Festival and the August POetry POstcard Fest (PoPo). He has published a collection of essays, Organic Poetry & a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, WA, A Time Before Slaughter (shortlisted for a 2010 Genius Award by The Stranger) and American Sentences, a book of 17 syllable poems drawn from the first fourteen of his 20 years of daily practice. The tenth anniversary edition of that book includes Pig War: & Other Songs of Cascadia. He’s interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Wanda Coleman, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, George Bowering, Diane di Prima, Brenda Hillman, George Stanley, Joanne Kyger & many Cascadia poets (see: has presented his poetry and poetics in London, Brussels, Bothell, Cumberland, BC, Qinghai and Beijing, China, Lake Forest, Illinois, Ukiah, CA, and other places & writes an American Sentence every day.
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2 Responses to The Cards I Got (2018)

  1. Abhaya Thomas says:

    Wow your view (all of them) pretty sweet!

  2. Carole E Slesnick says:

    It was a great August – sorry it’s over as the postcards – sending and receiving – make my day worth so much more.

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