Poetry Postcards + Publication

The Thunder Moon came full and it’s not many days till my birthday.

In honor of the day, I’ve been working for the past weeks on sending out 46 postcards of original poetry.

Little hellos from my desk on the sunporch went out today to California, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, Texas, Oman, and North Portland!

In other poetry news, Better Than Starbucks published a few of my haiku. I am thrilled to be a part of the same issue that features poetry + an interview with A.M. Juster!

The three poems published are a part of a larger series about Julian of Norwich. I began working on these poems in Spring 2019 as a part of a class with Holly Cornfield Carr about the poetry of place. Julian’s cell–what a place! Then I took them to our Summer writing retreat. And now a few are being published during my birthday month! Pure gift.


  1. Congratulations on being published!

    And, yes, I’d love a postcard.

  2. Congratulations on publication!!

    I would love to receive a postcard.

  3. Hi Kortney, I’d love a postcard! And hooray on your publication! Love to you and yours. ❤️

  4. I would love a postcard!! Happy birthday month, and congratulations on publication!

  5. I would love to receive your postcard Poetry in the mail! This would be a treat! Thank you

  6. Happy almost Birthday!! Today is my Dad’s birthday. Exciting news about your poems — what a wonderful birthday gift! Julian of Norwich has been in the air lately.
    I would love to get a poetry postcard – such a sweet idea!

  7. Hello Kortney! Love that you can celebrate a birthday month. And with creativity that celebrates with you- congrats on the published poetry! And, “me-me-me” about the post card. Can you send one overseas? See how long it takes to get here: c/o Al Amana Centre, PO Box 11, Muscat 100, Sultanate of Oman.
    Much love- Missy

    1. YES! There are poems going to England, Germany, and Canada too. Fingers crossed that they all arrive. Love to you, Missy.

  8. Congratulations on your (well deserved) continuing success in getting your work published!

  9. Happy Birthday, Kortney! And CONGRATULATIONS on the three published poems! This is wonderful news. (A dear college friend of mine went on to study Julian for her Masters; you might be interested in checking her out. Here’s a link to a recent piece about her work: https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2020/04/my-job-victoria-van-hyning/.) Your postcard was such a treat—even the baby was delighted by it (she carried it around the house for an afternoon). Thank you so much, dear friend.

    1. Thank you so much for this article, Helen. Looking up her book right now! I love hearing what happens to the postcards in the wild. All my love to your sweet one.

  10. How generous and kind of you! I would love a postcard ❤️ and Happy Birthday to you, Kortney ?

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