Poetry Post Cards

In the workshop we gave last Saturday, at the end of the day I passed out post cards with stamps on them, and asked the writers to send an “illuminated” Poetry Post Card to someone they love, without using the word love, with a short 6 to 10 word phrase — like, “You are the sunshine in my life.”  but with an original phrase of their own, and briefly illustrate it like an illumination in a medieval bible etc.  And so they did.

Poetry Post Cards (Valentines) are an easy yet personal and loving way to brighten someone’s day and to make your writing “real” — not something you stick in a desk drawer.

You could always send one to me, Jim Ciletti, 1215 N. Union, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.

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About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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