The stats are now final for the 2022 Poetry Postcard Fest.
The highest fest participation in 16 years, matching the pandemic year, 2020.
Countries, 12: Australia, Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, U.K., U.S.A.
Canadian Provinces: 5
U.S. States: 44
Top Ten U.S. States:
1. Washington: 128
2. California: 78
3. Oregon: 30
4. (tie) Colorado: 18, Massachusetts: 18
6. New York: 17
7. New Mexico: 16
8. Texas: 15
9. Florida: 14
10. (tie) Alabama, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin
I know that Great Britain and the U.K. could be put together, but I defer to the way the address was given by the participant. Remember the post-fest prompt you’re encouraged to try on Sept 1, 2 or 3. There will be some news about that before too long.
I can’t begin to tell you how joyful this makes me. If you have any questions, email, text or call me. Please be kind. Consider our Fall workshop if you think there is something more you’d like to learn about spontaneous poetry composition and its largely post-WWII history. See: https://paulenelson.com/poetics-as-cosmology/ Classes offered via Zoom in the fall and capped at 12 participants.
Registration for the 2023 Poetry Postcard Fest will begin September 1. Get in an early group to be with other passionate postcard poets!