Two Postcard Events!

The August POetry POstcard Fest happens for the 12th year in 2018. The fest has become the biggest annual funder of SPLAB and we’re hoping that you will participate and help spread the postcard love.

Also, there will be two postcard events happening in the Puget Sound region in July:

Saturday, July 7, 2018, 3:30 – to – 5pm at Poets in the Park in Redmond. Anderson Park 7802 168th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052. Ina Roy-Faderman, Joanna Thomas, Matt Trease and your humble narrator will talk about the fest, their postcard secrets, will display cards they have received and will lead the gathered in a postcard writing exercise. ALL PAST AND FUTURE PoPo participants are encouraged to attend.

Monday, July 9, 2018, 8pm at Easy Speak Seattle at the Wedgwood Ale House, Ina Roy-Faderman, Matt Trease and your humble narrator will be the featured readers to discuss PoPo, display some cards they have received and read some of their postcard poems. 8515 35th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115. ALL PAST AND FUTURE PoPo participants are encouraged to attend and read at the open mic. Dinner 7pm. Signup 7:30. Show starts at 8pm.

Ina Roy-Faderman

Ina Roy-Faderman is a long-time participant in the August Poetry Postcard Festival and one of the editors of the 56 Days of August anthology. Her poetry has appeared inRightHandPointing, WhatRoughBeast, Medical Literature Messenger, and Punchnel’s and awarded prize-winners in The Richmond Poetry Anthology, Writer’s Rising Up, and Writer’s Digest.  Educated at Stanford (MD) and UCBerkeley (PhD), she teaches biomedical ethics for Oregon State University, works as a fiction editor for Rivet Journal, and is the librarian for a school for gifted children. Find her at

Joanna Thomas

Joanna Thomas is a recipient of an Artist Trust GAP Grant (2017). Her poems have appeared in Picture Sentence, Found Poetry Review, Otoliths, and shufPoetry, as well as several anthologies. She is the founder of Inland Poetry Prowl, a day-long celebration of poetry that occurs each April in her hometown of Ellensburg, WA.  




Matt Trease

Matt Trease is an artist, poet, IT Analyst, and astrologer living in south Seattle, WA, where he serves on the board of the Seattle Poetics Lab (SPLAB) and co-curates the Margin Shift reading series. His poems have recently appeared in small po[r]tions, WordLitZine, Phoebe, Fact-Simile, Hotel Amerika, Juked, and in the anthology, 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (Five Oaks Press, 2017). He is the author of the chapbook Later Heaven: Production Cycles (busylittle1way designs, 2013).

About Splabman

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.
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3 Responses to Two Postcard Events!

  1. Alo-HA Paul…..I love getting these emails….uplifting……..full of N-R-G….blessings StanleydelGozo

  2. You can find more information about Poets in the Park at, including the complete schedule. We also have a Facebook event at See you there!

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