POetry POstcard Fest Registration Ends Saturday at 12M
SICA-USA is a sponsor of POPO, the August POetry Postcard Fest. See: www.POPO.cards. Over 450 poets from all over the world are registered and some comments about POPO are:
In the year of global social isolation and digital replacements, I rediscovered the excitement of written correspondence through PoPo. The joys include picking (or creating, which I’ll try next year) fun postcards, writing and sending spontaneous poems to strangers on a list and around the world, and anticipating the daily sorting of mail, because something personal and fun might be in there along with junk and bills! Remember those feelings? Nothing digital compares. Try it for satisfying social connectedness and creative inspiration.
– Rhonda Rosenbeck
POPO: One of the best things you’ll ever do for your summer! Create. Write. Discover new friends and other unexpected things.
– Lara Phelps, Worthington OH, 2nd year participant
I love the tight geography of the postcard poem.
– Judy Kleinberg, Bellingham, WA
How compelling is the PoPo month, when tiny poems show up unbidden in our mailboxes each day; and we are duty-bound to join the fray, our creativity enhanced by August heat.
– Diane Thomas, Boulder, CO, 3d yr. PoPo
What do I love about PoPo? I love how it augments my poetry practice, exercises my ability to listen to the ambient language and thought in my brain and follow the impulse to construct something with it. I love how it celebrates the extemporaneous. I love, really treasure, the unexpected gift of language in my mailbox, the sustenance of a poetic community. I feel these tendrils of thought as poets reach out to each other across the globe – a poetic neural network!
– Julie Naslund
We’d love to see Subud poets involved in this poetry community! Click the image for registration: