Dave Garbutt Interview

November 8, 2021
by Paul Nelson
Dave Garbutt

Dave Garbutt, postcard legend

On Monday, November 8, 2021, we caught up with Dave Garbutt via Zoom to talk about his experience with the Poetry Postcard Fest. Dave lives in Dornach, Switzerland, and he discussed his postcard method, spontaneity and read three of his 2021 postcard poems. See his Medium page here. See his 2021 postcard poems here as a pdf.


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  1. Cecilia

    I loved listening to David’s process. Remarkable that he writes directly on the postcard, facing our fears right in the eye of the here and now.
    I will try it!

  2. A.U. "Dan" Daniels

    Friend of Dave here. Fun interview. He is also co-founder of a writers group here in the Basel CH area. It is called Thin Raft and has been going for 20+ years. It has provided a great venue for mutual critiquing and has spawned several successful writers-

  3. Annis Cassells

    Great interview — a chance to get to know Dave and read/hear some of his spontaneous poetry. He’s inspiring. Thank you.


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