I received 26 cards last year and 34 this year. The last one came September 12, 2014. I sent out 35 postcards. Some I made from old drawings and photographs, I ordered a 10 pack with the work of Cass Corridor artists, I bought some in various places and from Pomegranate. Often I was inspired by the card or by something else and then found a card to fit my idea. I did a few 3 AM poems but seem to get stuck in writing about it being dark so quit writing at 3AM. The news inspired a few. I only typed 1 because the typewriter is so clunky.
I involved several other family members and there was 1 poetry discussion held in the Studio during my birthday party. It even involved bringing out the huge, unabridged dictionary that I bought years ago at the Baldwin Pathfinder Library book sale for 50 cents. The question was “What makes it a poem?” The answer was inconclusive, neither side willing to concede.
The poems I wrote for the fest will be appearing on Ruff Draft for all of September. Because I think in pictures, writing my poems brought pictures to my mind. If I have a photograph that fits with the poem, I’ve added it at the end.
Click for more information about the August Postcard Poetry Fest.