Postcard Collage Project

I've started a project to send handmade postcards to poets & artists I know around the country, with comments about poetry & poetics. You can see the very beginnings of the project by clicking the project link in the Sharp Sand header. Thumbnails link to somewhat larger images. Postcard No. 1 (blog)

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.

9 thoughts on “Postcard Collage Project”

  1. This is a lovely idea, and I love seeing the longhand and your reflections, but it might be best to hide the addresses of the recipients of your postcards.

  2. At a Billy Collins reading Friday afternoon they passed around a stack of postcards that announced the evening reading downtown – I absentmindedly tore at the edges a little and put it in the bin on the way out – absentmindedly looking for the recycling bin, which I often remember to do in time. And now, art postcards are going to be mailed out, probably to people who have appeared to really maintain files correctly. What is right? How difficult things are so often.

  3. you are a force for good and plenty (remember those candies?) full of color and taste. weren’t they licorice on the inside–like little narrow torpedos. well these postcars are going to carry you into great territory and who knows where–like in dr strangelove at the end the general rides the bomb like an oyster cowboy. i like mine and the other one you’ve done so far. your handprinting isn’t pretty, but it’s yours. ed

  4. Laura, if you email me your postal address I will send you a card, probably more than one — no one will escape!

  5. joseph, i received the cardcollage itself in the mail today and it is a soft beauty of a small greek island seascape (yes i know it’s an abstract but i’m not as you may gather). it really is beautiful and i’m flattered to be addressed and honored to get this one–the first of this project of yours. i am not sure of what you mean by relaxing into a poem, but i am glad it may be a good thing. tell me more what that means. i want to understand myself before i die. plus you handwriting style is much more stylish in reality, the letters like sailing ships. thanks/tak/gracias, ed

  6. Ed, I sent you another card but forgot to document it for the project. When it gets to you & you have a moment, slip it in an envelope & mail it back to me so I can scan it. I’ll then return it to you. My address can be found on the postcard project page.

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