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Week One

Charlie Stobert - stamps

One week into the 2016 August Poetry Postcard Fest and the Facebook group is percolating with activity. Here is a recap of some of the recurring themes (not direct quotes):

  • This is so cool!
  • A little scary.
  • My mailbox is still empty.
  • Wow! I’ve gotten all these cards already.
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you.
  • I love your poem, but you didn’t sign it. Who are you?
  • Hooray for postage stamps.
  • Free-writing — yikes!
  • Feeling the flow.
  • Sharing some ideas for prompts.
  • Let’s talk about glue!
  • Be patient; the cards will arrive.

If you’re participating in the 2016 APPF and are not already part of the Facebook group, please consider joining, at least for the next couple of months. It’s a great place to find the spark you need to write that next postcard poem, get practical tips and “meet” the people whose poems are arriving in your mailbox.

And please, for at least the next month, refrain from posting poems or handmade postcard images — yours or those by others.

Thanks for your participation and your wonderful, thoughtful, inspired poems. Happy postcarding!
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image courtesy 2016 APPF participant Charlie Stobert, used with permission

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Paul Nelson 2015 postcards received

Paul Nelson reports that about 85 people have already signed up for the August Poetry Postcard Fest. That means the first two lists have gone out and the third is nearly full. (The lists each have 32 names: one for each day of August, plus self.) Paul’s goal this year is 250 participants; it looks like we’re well on the way. Signups end on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at 11:59pm PDT, so there’s still time to recruit your poet friends. The official Year Ten Call to Poets is here.

If you’re a current or past APPF poet, you can join the APPF group on Facebook to follow the latest goings-on and get inspiration from other postcarders from around the world. And of course we’ll post details here about 56 Days of August, the book, as they are available.

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image: Paul Nelson’s received postcards, 2015

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