Eileen Agar Collages

Eileen Agar Collages

Postcarder Sally Hedges-Blanquez points us to the Paris Review and some AMAZING collages by the late artist Eileen Agar. From the article: In an undated note bequeathed to the Tate Archive in 1992, Eileen Agar (1899–1991) writes of her admiration for the author of...
Fourteen Countries, 46 States, 4 Provinces

Fourteen Countries, 46 States, 4 Provinces

The 15th Poetry Postcard Fest is on and registration is in its final two weeks. 14 different countries are represented, along with 46 U.S. states (+DC), 3 Australian states and 4 Canadian provinces. And a beautiful primer on the fest has been created by Julie A. Fast,...
Poetry Postcard Orientation

Poetry Postcard Orientation

We had an excellent time talking poetry postcards on Juneteenth, June 19, 2021. Over 30 people joined the Zoom affair as Poetry Postcard Fest Co-Founder Paul E Nelson talked about the origin of the fest, a collaboration with Lana Ayers, who simply said:...
Postcards by Ellsworth Kelly

Postcards by Ellsworth Kelly

Postcarder Sally Hedges-Blanquez alerts us to: Ellsworth Kelly: Postcards will present a comprehensive survey of Kelly’s postcard collages, with 150 works on view. Many postcards reveal specific places where Kelly lived or visited, such as Paris, where Kelly lived in...
Postcard Orientation

Postcard Orientation

Join us Via Zoom, Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10am PDT for a Poetry Postcard Fest orientation. If you have never participated before, here’s your chance to see how it works. If you HAVE done the fest before, here is your chance to see some of the faces attached...
Poetry Postcard Fest: Black Mountain Style

Poetry Postcard Fest: Black Mountain Style

I was delighted to team up with postcarder (with a new book!) Margaret Lee for an essay that has been published in The Journal for Black Mountain College Studies, Volume 12. (pdf) Postcard poets represented include J.I. Kleinberg, Judy Jensen, Tim Mateer & Colette...
2021, Year 15, Tribute to di Prima, McClure

2021, Year 15, Tribute to di Prima, McClure

Have you seen the gorgeous Online Poetry Postcard Fest Exhibit yet? Thank you Kristen Ryberg and James Gaynor for making it a reality. On that site you can read that the 15th year of the Poetry Postcard Fest is a tribute to two poets who helped inspire the fest and...
Voices of the Grieving Heart

Voices of the Grieving Heart

Veteran postcard poet NanLeah Mick is helping with this poetry event: Voices of the Grieving Heart A Poetry Reading by Six Contributors with Mike Bernhardt, Kris Kington-Barker and John Fox ~ Free Online Event ~ Sunday, May 23, 1:30 – 3:00 pm Pacific and/or...
bluebird (bloo-burd)

bluebird (bloo-burd)

Ellensburg, Washington postcard poet Joanne Thomas has released a book of poems; inventive “definitions” entitled bluebird (bloo-burd). TWO postcard poems chime in as Bluebird blurbers, Bethany Reid and Matt Trease: Here is but one example at...

Consider Supporting SPLAB during Give Big

I am asking your support for SPLAB during Give Big and contributions are being accepted now. As you may know, SPLAB is the non-profit organization that facilitates the Poetry Postcard Fest. (Registration for Year 15 is open now, here.) Give Big today here:...
Karen Loeb Reading

Karen Loeb Reading

Wisconsin postcard poet sends news: Hi Paul– I’ll be giving a presentation at the U. of Wisconsin-Stout in celebration of Nat’l Poetry Month this coming Mon. Apr. 12 @ 7:00 pm CDT. I’ll be reading several postcard poems from last year, along...
The Lost Postcards of Diane di Prima

The Lost Postcards of Diane di Prima

As mentioned in last week’s post, the 15th year of the Poetry Postcard Fest will be in honor of two brilliant poets we lost in 2020, Michael McClure and Diane di Prima. Diane was an actual participant in the 2008 fest and longtime postcard fest participant...
2021 PPF Tribute to Diane di Prima and Michael McClure

2021 PPF Tribute to Diane di Prima and Michael McClure

Two poets who had tremendous influence on USAmerican culture and poetry in the second half of the 20th century, both died in 2020, were good friends to each other and each had an influence on the Poetry Postcard Fest. Michael McClure participated in several SPLAB...
Online Poetry Postcard Fest Exhibit Launch

Online Poetry Postcard Fest Exhibit Launch

Thanks to Kristen Ryberg and James Gaynor, the Online Poetry Postcard Fest Exhibit is up & running and was launched via Zoom, Sunday, March 28, 2021: Registration for 2021 (year 15) ends July 18 at www.popo.submittable.com. Do notice that 2021’s fest is a...