lettering Oregon

August 6, 2018

While people around the world are busy writing their August Poetry Postcards, people in Oregon are writing letters. Dear Stranger is a wonderful collaborative project of Oregon Humanities in which Oregonians are invited to write a letter “about the place where you live or a community where you feel at home.” Letters are submitted to Oregon Humanities, where they will be paired and mailed to another letter writer.

Dear Stranger extends the conversation that has been started in the Bridging Oregon project.

epistolary Keats

December 7, 2017

If you are interested in the epistolary musings of the short-lived Romantic poet John Keats, you will be happy to learn of the Keats Letters Project. There are 34 letters currently posted, with plans for more to come. The Project “publishes each of the letters on the 200th anniversary of the day Keats penned it, and each letter is accompanied by a critical commentary, a short dissertation, aiming to shed new light on the letters, reconceiving received ideas and offering reevaluations.” Visit the Keats Letters Project and read more on PBS News Hour.

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Letters of Note

Dear Reader,

One of the regular stopovers in our digital travels is the enchanting destination known as Letters of Note. “Letters of Note is a blog-based archive of fascinating correspondence, complete with scans and transcripts of the original missives where available.” Posted most weekdays, Letters also includes postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos. The writers of such epistles reveal themselves in sometimes surprising ways.

On our most recent visit to Letters, we particularly enjoyed this exchange between poet Marianne Moore and Robert B. Young of the Marketing Research Department at the Ford Motor Company. It gives us a unique view into the poet’s imagination.

There are many other poets included on Letters. Type poet in the site’s search field and happy reading.

Enjoy! And don’t forget to write.

The Boynton Blog
P.S.: Letters of Note is also on Facebook.