Dave Garbutt PPF Afterword

Dave Garbutt PPF Afterword

# Post card poetry # I forget now where I saw the first mention of this project, but I remember that I was immediately intrigued, thought for 30 seconds and signed up. I have been retired for 5 years now and during a full and demanding work life I got used to having...
Judy Jensen PPF 2021 Afterward

Judy Jensen PPF 2021 Afterward

Thanks to Paul, Group 1, and the regulars who register every year. You all make the festival the celebration that it is. I’ve been participating in the festival from the beginning. Most years, as Float Press, I’ve designed and letterpress printed postcards on my...
Stacey Jones Afterword

Stacey Jones Afterword

Hi Paul, As an afterword, here is a poem made up of the first lines of all the poems I received, and two images. Group 16, the stragglers! The woman holding a flower came from Greg Colburn of Hanover, PA (the painting is Wild Flowers by John Wragg.) The clothespins...
Post-Fest Open Mic Video

Post-Fest Open Mic Video

There were 45 attendees at the Poetry Postcard Fest Open Mic event, Saturday, September 4, 2021 via the dreaded (miracle) of Zoom. Richard Osler of Duncan, BC, was a brilliant emcee and Ina Roy-Faderman, co-editor of 56 Days of August helped coordinate the list of...
Post-Fest Open Mic

Post-Fest Open Mic

This year’s post-Poetry Postcard Fest open mic will happen Saturday, September 4 at 10am PDT via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/s/2064225002 If you would like to help coordinate it, please let me know. We plan to record it for folks who are away on Labor Day...
Marge Merrill RIP (A Tribute by Karen Lee Lewis)

Marge Merrill RIP (A Tribute by Karen Lee Lewis)

MARGARET “MARGE” MERRILL, a life-long resident of Western New York and longtime participant in its poetry community, died suddenly on July 22 after a brief illness. She was 70. A former host of the Screening Room Reading Series in Amherst, her work appeared in many...
Nina Murray’s Postcard Sourcing Tips

Nina Murray’s Postcard Sourcing Tips

Nina Murray has a wonderful post about the fest and about where SHE gets postcards: So I thought I’d take this opportunity to list my all-time favorite sources of postcards (the listings are not sponsored in any way :). My/your local Goodwill. Never fails. There are...
2021 Poetry Postcard Fest Stats

2021 Poetry Postcard Fest Stats

The numbers are in for year 15 of the Poetry Postcard Fest, as registration has ended (FINALLY) and the poets at Casa del Colibrí can move on to their own poetry postcard production and the next heat wave or smoke infestation. But I digress. Here are the numbers:...
Linda Crosfield, 15 Year PPF Veteran

Linda Crosfield, 15 Year PPF Veteran

Linda Crosfield and I met in George Bowering’s 2005 week-long class at the (now defunct) Victoria School of Writing Summer School where we learned, among other things, the importance of putting chickens in poems. One of the few postcarders who has done it every...
Lost & Found Postcards, di Prima Goodbyes

Lost & Found Postcards, di Prima Goodbyes

Our good friends at Lost & Found are at it again with subjects near and dear to our heart. From their e-newsletter, which went out this morning, find postcards, literary history and news of one of the poets to which the 2021 Poetry Postcard Fest is dedicated:...