Postcard Collage Project Update

I have now sent postcards to the following poets:
  1. Ed Mycue
  2. Harvey Hix
  3. Michael Waters
  4. Laura Jensen
  5. Ed Mycue
  6. Reginald Shepard
  7. David Graham
  8. Amy Hauber
  9. Robert Dana
  10. Jonathan Mayhew (4.17.2008)
  11. Peter Money
My immediate goal is 100 cards, though I expect there to be many repeats -- this first batch is just to introduce the lucky recipients to what I'm doing. You can see the cards -- both sides -- by clicking the words Postcard Project in the extreme upper right of the Sharp Sand header. Later: Cards are going out today to Jonathan Mayhew & Peter Money, neither of whom I know except through correspondence. My acquaintance with Peter predates the internet & I'm sorry that we have dropped out of contact. Ironically, when we were corresponding regularly, Peter lived on the West Coast; when he moved to Vermont -- one state over -- we somehow lost contact. A stray thought occurred to me while writing Jonathan's card this morning -- there is never going to be enough room on a single card to complete a thought. Which is good. My usual problem is the infinity of the page, whether paper of electronic. The postcard will always be too small. Will always require a follow-up.

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.

10 thoughts on “Postcard Collage Project Update”

  1. Jonathan, not surprisingly, you’re on my list & you even qualify under my informal “rules.” Should I send it to your university address, which I looked up this morning.

  2. i got your second card in the mail and am returning it tmrw as you need to record it/scan it for your project. it’s a beauty. (well, it’s to me and i am so happy to be the receiver of your missive). edward mycue

  3. Thank you for sending the card. It arrived day before yesterday. Am I supposed to return it so it can be scanned for the project?

  4. just popped up the first postcard you wrote to me and noted the phrase (that must have just rolled past me the first time: well i was crazy pleased abt the collage on the other side) “the sensuality of the pen”! you could bring back handwriting and get some horny kids’ hands slapped. and maybe there could also be a return of baking banana peels as well. so woo-woo-woo and the guilty pleasures of innocent minds. PREPARE FOR A VISIT FROM HOMELAND SECURITY!
    edward mycue

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