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Postcard Poems

June 15, 2021

My book is now available for ordering from Broadstone Books! (You will be able to order it from other booksellers, including Amazon, but it will cost a little more so why not support the small press?) It will be out on July 15!

“In days before selfies and social media, postcards were a ubiquitous feature of travel, providing both means of communication with friends and family while away, and souvenirs of journeys once back home. Even if not quite gone, they seem more than a little nostalgic now, as do many of the poems in Jeanne Griggs’ new collection, Postcard Poems. By choosing to present her poems as short notes that could fit on a postcard, she has opted for a formal brevity; and the conceit of holiday communication allows her to write both about place (so that her poems are often both ekphrastic and epistolary – a neat trick) and about the people in her life. Travel, of course, is always a journey through both exterior and interior spaces, physical and mental, and we witness both in these often wistful poems.”

10 Comments leave one →
  1. June 15, 2021 10:28 am

    Reblogged this on Nerdishly.

  2. June 15, 2021 6:22 pm


  3. June 16, 2021 7:23 am

    Yayyyy congratulations! I can’t wait to read it! ❤

    • June 16, 2021 7:57 am

      I hope you’ll find some things to like. I think you will!

  4. June 16, 2021 11:32 am

    So great to hear some good news!

    • June 16, 2021 1:30 pm

      That’s nice of you to say! They’re not uniformly cheerful poems but definitely not pessimistic either. Just looks at different places and what they might mean.

      • June 16, 2021 3:59 pm

        I meant it’s good news your poems will get to be in the world in this form. It’s such an interesting idea.

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