Poetry, that time-traveling hobo with a room at the Ritz, doggedly knocks on your window like a scheming friend at midnight. A poem can whisk you away; to a Harlem basement in 1961, to an imaginary crime scene, to a memory you had tucked away beneath alcohol and Star Wars trivia. When you arrive—finding yourself stanza-deep in Frost’s woods, limboed at a crossroads like a Dickinson dash— send AEROGRAM a postcard, won’t you?
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AEROGRAM publishes original poetry with art sent on a postcard. Your correspondence should be a standard postcard: 35-51 inches square of potential creative energy for you to burn however you’d like: a triolet paired with a wine-stain watercolor, haiku embedded in found objects, your sticker collection given way to a picto-poem. We prefer postcards with original words and original art, though we will consider all postcards we receive. We encourage collaborations. Only send work you have permission to use; please provide the necessary small print.
(We tend not to share overly confessional postcards, as other publications have mastered that domain. Also please save the postage on postcard-sized advertisements or otherwise promotional artwork: these will be recycled.)
Definitely sign your postcards with the names of the artists and poets, and send them to:
Send questions and queries digitally: Postgeneral@Aerogram.org.
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