August Poetry Postcard Fest Instructions

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 for easy reference. North American states and provinces included in...

Postcard Poems as Peace Process

“There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.”                                                        – M. Scott Peck (pdf) It was the summer...

The Tao of Postcards

The absolute tranquility is the present moment. Though it is at this moment, there is no limit to this moment, and herein is eternal delight. – Hui-nen (First published June 24, 2013) In 2000 I was invited to participate in the 3:15 Experiment, which involved writing...

393. Blown Up (2012 August Poetry Postcard Fest)

I am writing this post on July 27, 2012, after composing and documenting the first three poems I am sending in the 2012 August Poetry Postcard Fest. This was a project I conceived of and co-created with Lana Ayers. This year Brendan McBreen took on the heavy-lifting...

Poetry Postcard Exercise

Poetry Postcard Exercise Ted Berrigan, Robin Blaser and Jack Spicer are among the more notable poets to engage in such a project. Berrigan’s book of them (A Certain Slant on Sunlight) was completed six months before his death in 1983. Alice Notley wrote: the cards as...