In addition to being National Haiku Writing Month (more on that later), February is PEACE Poetry Postcard Month.

Poets sign up by January 29, 2018, to send 28 original, peace-themed poems on postcards to folks on the list you’ll receive by February 1, 2018. People in all countries, states/provinces are encouraged to participate. To register and recieve the list of 28 addresses, send an email to worldpeacepoets@gmail.com.

Please follow these INSTRUCTIONS, which also appear on the World Peace Poets PEACE Poetry Postcard Month Facebook page:

  • In the subject line, write Peace Poetry Postcards.
  • Give your name and address. This will not be shared anywhere beyond your group.
  • Gather together 28 postcards, one for each day of February. Some participants make their own postcards; others use commercial cards they have collected. Many online sites offer postcards with personal photos or artwork at a reasonable price. Be ready to have fun with this process.
  • After you register, and once your group has filled, you will get a list via email. Find your name on that list and make sure your info is correct. (You will not get your group list at registration, but when there are 28 in your group or when registration ends January 29th, 2018.)
  • Once you get your list, start writing original poems directly onto postcards addressed to the names on your list. Start with the name BELOW you on the list of poets. (If you are #7 on the list, your first postcard will go to #8 and proceed from there.) No one can publish your poem without your permission and you are writing to only one person.
  • Once you have written cards to all poets below your name on your list, continue up to the top of the list. Please do write 28 postcard poems if you sign up.

There will be a list of prompts posted on World Peace Poets Facebook page to help you get started or give you a boost if you’re bogged down.

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image: art by Rin Dawson

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January 12, 2017

Peace Poetry Postcard

February, which is National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) is also Peace Poetry Postcard Month. Sign up, write a peace poem each day and mail one a day to a name on your pre-assigned list. Prompts will be posted on Facebook if you need a jump start.

To sign up

  • Send an email to worldpeacepoets [at] gmail.com
  • Use the subject line Peace Postcards
  • In the body of the e-mail include your name, mailing address, city, state, country and Zip or postal code

Write poems. EASY.

post(card) some peace

January 23, 2016

World Peace Poets

World Peace Poets invites you to participate in Peace Poetry Postcard Month, starting February 1. (It’s also National Haiku Writing Month. Peace haiku, anyone?) Here is the information as posted on the World Peace Poets Facebook page:

Leap Into Peace in 2016

SIGN UP for February Peace Poetry Postcard Month.
2016 has an extra day for Peace!

JOIN poets from around the world (29 to a group) and send one of your original peace poems on a postcard for the 29 days of February.

SIGN UP at worldpeacepoets@gmail.com and you will become part of a group of 29 who promise to send new poems on peace to each other.

To SIGN UP use the subject line: Peace Postcards
In the body of the e-mail provide:
Your Name, Street Address, City, State, Country and Zip or Postal Code.
For every 29 poets who sign up, a group is formed.
You will receive an e-mail with your list as soon as your group reaches 29 names and addresses.

PROCESS:
On the first day of February (or before) write an original poem on the post card of your choice and send it to the person whose name is listed below your name. Proceed down the list sending a new post card every day. Circle back to the top of the list until you come back to your own name. It’s that easy!

POSTAGE: From the U.S., International postage is $1.20 per card or four first class Forever stamps. (Within the U.S., postcard rate is $0.35.)

PROMPTS! Original poems of peace can be inspired by a postcard you have received or by a prompt listed at World Peace Poets.

POST! Feel welcome to post your peace poem on the World Peace Poets Facebook page if you wish and give peace a jump start (leap ahead) in 2016!

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