The August Poetry Postcard Fest was initiated in 2007 by poets Paul Nelson and Lana Ayers. On or about July 27 each year, participating poets write three original poems directly (1st take) onto postcards to the three names below them on the list. On August 1 poets then write one poem on a card a day to each person below those three on the list until the end of the month, ideally incorporating themes or motifs from cards they have received.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
POetry POstcard Update
The man coordinating the list for the 2013 August POetry POstcard Fest, Brendan McBreen, informs us that 179 poets have signed up so far and the cut off date is less than two weeks away. (His update below.) I am thinking I’ll get an early start on my list and see if I can write at least 40 cards this year.
Just a reminder, this is an incomplete list. I am sending it out early because delivery times take longer for our outside-the-U.S. participants. So for those of you toward the bottom of the list, there will be more names following you by the time the final list goes out. Another reminder, the 30th of July is the deadline! If you have friends who want to participate, be sure they sign up before the 30th! Once the final list goes out I will not be adding any more names. And one more reminder, the idea is to write a postcard poem every day in August to the 31 names following your name on the list.