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Circular Poetry Contributor: Trudie Murrell

This contribution to the Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect. project is from poet Trudie Murrell with her piece Father Son Cycle. Trudie says of the connection between the piece and the project: I wrote this poem when reflecting on my son’s first year and complex shifts that occurred between my husband, my son and myself. Now as he nears … Continue reading

Circular Poetry Contributor: Jonathan Hadwen

This untitled contribution to the Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect. project is from poet Jonathan Hadwen. This is what he says about the connection between the project and the piece: i actually thought of this poem after hearing the sound of a hammer, and then its echo, seemingly coming from somewhere else, like the sound itself was doing laps … Continue reading

Circular Poetry Contributor: Max Ryan

These next contributions to the Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect. project are from poet Max Ryan. The first piece is a selection from his poem Jim, which Max says are the ‘last lines of a poem about a friend of mine who died at twenty-one… it ended up somewhat autobiographical, spiralling to this avowal of life itself.’ The second is … Continue reading

About the Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect. project

The essential matrimonial facts: that to be happy you have to find variety in repetition; that to go forward you have to come back to where you begin.  ~ Jeffrey Eugenides The idea for the Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect. project emerged after I learnt about the 19th Century hobby of Letterboxing. What a magnificent concept; after traipsing over hill and … Continue reading

Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect. Poet: Shane Rhodes

There is no end, now, to what we run away from or to. ~ from ‘Driving’ by Shane Rhodes This year’s Poet-in-Residence is Canadian poet Shane Rhodes who will be involved in many events during the festival. Here he talks history, counter discourse and about the stamp he designed for Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect. Your work has been described … Continue reading

Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect. Poet: Jacob Polley

All night the mind had dreamed itself clean. ~ from ‘Outer banks, N.C.’ by Jacob Polley Joining our letterboxing journey is UK poet Jacob Polley. Jacob was the Poet-in-Residence for 2011 and recently released his T. S. Eliot Prize nominated collection The Havocs. Here he talks rivers, collaboration, the sound of water and his contribution to the Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect. … Continue reading

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