POPO Birthday Bounty

I’m a little stunned by the amount of birthday wishes I am getting for my 59th and it seems a perfect day to share THE CARDS I GOT. Each year I create a photo or video of postcards I have received during the August POetry POstcard Fest. This year a couple of get well cards, a couple of other postcards I got outside POPO & one chapbook are included in the bounty. I am glad I wanted until today as CARDS ARE STILL COMING IN!

The video of all those I received is here:

& there was:

& Debbie & Ricardo:

& Michael Cooke:

&

&

And my Mom the mask maker, with HER mom the Espiritista and ME:

Count me overwhelmed, humbled, almost speechless and grateful. As always, feel free to let people know about POPO: www.POPO.cards.

About Splabman

Paul Nelson is founder of SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) in Seattle, the Cascadia Poetry Festival and the August POetry POstcard Fest (PoPo). www.POPO.cards He wrote 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.) 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: https://paulenelson.com/americanprophets/) 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. www.PaulENelson.com
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