For the love of words, stamps, people and imagery I started the project 'Postcard Poetry.' I have for years, collected Black & White postcards, sent them, sent letters and written poetry and I thought, why not combine them together?
Starting on National Poetry Day 2014, fellow poets, writers and postcard enthusiasts embarked on the project, a project which I refer to as a 'Chinese Whisper' of poetry via postcards. I started it by writing a poem at South Bank on NPD 2014 about Bubbles ( my Grandma) and gave it to the next poet on the list (I cheated slightly as it was my boyfriend so I didn't post it but hand delivered it.)
I had intended to take one of my postcards off my infamous 'wall' but I forgot in my dash for the train that morning, so instead I very quickly squiggled a biro doodle. This is something I'm encouraging the other poets & writers to do - drawing your postcard would be great as this project is very much about the art as much as it is about the words.
I will be keeping a log of the postcards as they go on their journey with the hope, that possibly, I can bring the postcards and poets together at the end of it for an exhibition.
The third postcard, from Justine de Mierre to Brendan Way is on the left and on the right is what Brendan used to write his poem and send to Amy Wragg, a.k.a Amy Soapbox
After attending Aldeburgh Poetry Festival yesterday (which was fantastic...everyone, go and check out Hannah Silva immediately and her incredible show Schlok!) I know that the postcard is currently with Amy and soon shall be on it's way to Suffolk based poet, Bob Lenney.
As I've already said, for the first postcard I had intended a black and white postcard, but due to running late for the train, I doodled an image ( this can be seen down below in the blog.)
However, since then I have written the starting poem on the black and white postcard, here it is;
If you would like to be involved, please contact myself, Meg Burrows, via email or Twitter;