Anthology Launch

56 Days of August  is now available!

We’ll be launching this beautiful anthology at events around the US and internationally. Please join us at any (or all!) of the launch events listed below (I’ll be adding to the list as more events are developed). Please check back regularly for additional events.

You can acquire a copy of the anthology at any of the launch events, or go to our Support page for more information on getting your copy (or two).

Launch events

October 9, 2017:  Poetry Postcards: a panel and conversation

Poetry Postcards: a panel and conversation will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017, 7:00pm, at the Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room in Bellingham. The event is free.

2016 was the 10th anniversary of the August Poetry Postcard Fest (APPF) and to mark the occasion, we have published an anthology, 56 Days of August (Five Oaks Press). This event was initially conceived as a book launch and has grown from there. Moderator and APPF founder Paul Nelson will be joined by panelists Tallie Jones, Nancy Pagh, Ina Roy, Carla Shafer, and Joanna Thomas. JI Kleinberg will be  the host and coordinator. The panelists will discuss where postcards fit in the poetry/art/real world conversation. They will show images, offer resources, read postcard poems, and may even offer a prompt. Also, you are invited to participate in a POSTCARD EXCHANGE. Many of us have unused postcards (commercial or homemade) that we’d be willing to give up. Bring them along, throw them on the exchange pile, and take an equal number home with you.

We expect to have a lively conversation and hope you will plan to be a part of it. We have a Facebook event — — which you’re invited to share far and wide.

Thursday, October 12, 2017: 56 Days of August Launch as first event in the Cascadia Poetry Festival

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7pm, at King’s Books, 218 St Helens Ave Tacoma, WA, we have the launch of 56 Days of August as the first event in the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Ina Roy, Judy Kleinberg and many other postcard poets will be reading that evening. Admission is free, but we would encourage you to stay in Tacoma all weekend and get a gold pass for the most ambitious poetry event I have ever attempted, with the support of Dale King, the Puget Sound Poetry Connection, the SPLAB Board, key volunteers and many other poetry lovers.


Friday, October 27, 2017: Portland Launch Event

Friday, October 27, 2017, 7pm at Mother Foucault’s bookstore, 523 S.E. Morrison, Portland, OR, the PDX launch event for 56 Days of August. Join Kelleyanne Pearce, the organizer, and other Postcard Poetry Fest alums for a poetry reading and open mic event to celebrate the launch of the 56 Days of August anthology. Enjoy a beverage, hear poets read their best and latest works, buy a book and check out the cool, quirky, cozy and endearing Mother Foucault’s Bookshop. Hear great poetry from Beth Bown, Carolyn Adams, Keli Osborn, Abhaya Thomas, Rachel Barton, Eliza Rinaldi and Susan Tracy! The newly released 56 Days of August Anthology will be available for sale.