August Poetry Postcard fest 2016

The poetry postcards from fellow poets continued to arrive until recently. So now it’s time to look back on August and a month of writing and receiving poetry postcards. Collage cards made by Caroline Davies I was far better prepared this year with more than enough cards to allow me to write 31 poems to…

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August Poetry Postcard Fest

There is less than a day to go before registration opens for this August’s Poetry postcard fest. This involves poets from around the world sending a poetry postcard a day to other poets. It’s been happening since 2007 and I discovered it last year and took part for the first time. I wrote about my…

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More postcards

With a rush of blood to the head just before Christmas I signed up for the postcard exchange being organised by Amy Souza. She runs the Spark project which pairs writers and artists and gives each party a chance to be inspired by the other’s work. Her plan for January 2015 is to put together…

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Leaving the line – postcards

As the year draws to a close I wanted to mention some of the lovely things that have come my way in this mostly unlovely year for me personally. One of my favourites of the autumn was Leaving the line – Images and words of War and Wondering. This is a Bristol based project created…

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Are we there yet?

Earlier in the summer I mentioned taking part in the annual Poetry Postcard Festival organised from the United States by Paul Nelson and others. This has improved my grasp of the geography of the US as even when the card itself wasn’t specific to the local I did look up where it had come from.…

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