Created by a doctor of literature obsessed with mail, Poetry by Post offers a material and meaningful encounter with poetry through the romance of the letter. It is the doctor's belief that poetry is a lifeline, as necessary to human wholeness as heartbeat is to the living body; Poetry by Post is her attempt to proselytize that belief by sending an achingly beautiful poem across time and space to you, dear reader, every month.
Each issue will consist of a poem printed on a 5x7" card and will be accompanied by a missive (part personal, part analytical) by one Professor Posy Smith (part real, part fictional). Both items will be tucked into a custom A7 envelope and delivered to your doorstep, courtesy of the United States Postal Service.
This issue features "Post Office" by Ted Kooser.
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