THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM PAUL E. NELSON, THIS YEAR'S ORGANIZER OF THE AUGUST POETRY POSTCARD FEST. HE ENCOURAGED RECIPIENTS OF THIS YEAR'S ANNOUNCEMENT TO FORWARD IT TO ANYONE WHO MIGHT WANT TO PARTICIPATE, SO I'M SHARING IT HERE.
This'll be my 3rd or 4th year participating, and it's so much fun! Join in, if it sounds up your alley.
It is almost August once again and this means POSTCARDS!
Mississippi River Postcard
The August Poetry Postcard Fest is an exercise in responding to other poets. You write a poem a day for the month of August, write it directly onto a postcard and send it to the next name on your list. When you receive a postcard poem from someone, the idea is that the next poem you send out will be a response to the poem you just received, even though it will be sent to a different person. Ideally you will write 31 new poems and receive 31 postcard poems from all over the place.
To participate, send your name, mailing address, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the word "postcard" in the subject line.
Again, one long list will go out this year this year instead of individual lists of 32 names. You can send postcard poems to the 31 names below your name, please do not use this list for advertising or for any other purpose than postcard poems. DO NOT SPAM THE LIST.
I will send out the list twice. Our international participants often require an earlier start due to longer delivery times, so I will send the incomplete list out on July 16th and the final version around July 26th. The 26th is the cut off date, I will not be adding any more names to the list after that, the list sent out on the 26th will be the final list for this year. Really. I'll be out of the U.S. myself. Please be sure to send in your information before that. I will email the list to the participants in a google document as well as in the body of the email.
If you know anyone who would like to participate, feel free to forward them this message! Hope you enjoy the Poetry Postcard Fest!