Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Maybe Poetry Postcards Will Be Just the Thing for August

I've been having some trouble getting myself to sit down and write out the poems that are in my head. I write down a phrase or a line so that I'll remember later, but I don't write out a poem. I don't know if the project described over at the NewPages blog will help with those poems, but it sounds like a fun, jump-start, get through the August doldrums kind of adventure.

In this post, Denise explains how it works:

"Get yourself at least 31 postcards. These can be found at book stores, thrift shops, online, drug stores, antique shops, museums, gift shops. (You'll be amazed at how quickly you become a postcard addict.)

On or about July 27th, write an original poem right on a postcard and mail it to the person on the list below your name. (If you are at the very bottom, send a card to the name at the top.) And please WRITE LEGIBLY!

Starting on August 1st, ideally in response to a card YOU receive, keep writing a poem a day on a postcard and mailing it to successive folks on the list until you've sent out 31 postcards. Of course you can keep going and send as many as you like but we ask you to commit to at least 31 (a month's worth). "

Denise's post has more details and links.


Serena said...

this sounds interesting...are you participating?

Kristin Berkey-Abbott said...

I am going to participate! It appeals to my inner 9 year old who loved having pen pals and my grown up self who still loves the mail. Just the right kind of chain letter--so much better than the kind where you get a dish towel or a recipe!