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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

August Poetry Postcard Fest

Believe me, I'm cringeing as I post a third time today. Sorry, but there's a deadline involved.

The August Poetry Postcard Fest begins, one assumes, in August. One would be wrong. In order for the first postcards to arrive August 1st, it begins on or about July 27th (or slightly earlier if you will be posting from overseas to the earliest addresses on your list.)

Well, fabulous, now you know when it starts, but what is it? It's a list of poets who agree for the entire month of August to daily send a postcard with an original poem written on it to another poet, one a day to a different poet every day. In return, poets will receive postcards with original poems from different participating poets at a rate of about one a day (allowing for the vagaries of the postal system) for the month of August.

But wait, there's more. Poems can be in response to (on any level you wish) the image on the postcard and/or postcards you have already received from other poets and/or your sense of place and/or anything you want.

Sound like fun? It is. I participated last year and loved sending and receiving poems in the mail from all over the world. If you are interested, click on the link above to learn more, and to find out how to sign up.

This is, by the way, the brain child of poets Lana Ayers and Paul E. Nelson.

2 comments:

Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards,
http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

Jessica Goodfellow said...

A smile is always a good thing. You have a nice day too!