Announcing NYCorrespondence, an international call for mail art, using the postcard function in the Poetics visual poetry app for iPhone.
As part of National Poetry Month, we invite you to create and submit a visual poem in the form of a physically mailed postcard, sent straight out of the Poetics app to Kickstarter’s new gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
We’ll be displaying the top postcards in a set of rotating postcard racks, where any visitor to the gallery can take home any postcard found in the rack.
If you’re open to begin a correspondence with whoever finds your postcard, please include contact information on the back. Or leave it out as an anonymous, chance donation of mail art.
The Poetics app is free for National Poetry Month (April) on the App Store, and postcards cost $1.99 sent from anywhere in the world.
The exhibition runs from May 3rd to June 30th.
Soft deadline to send postcard(s) is April 25th. The hard deadline is June 10.
An example of the postcards and rack display is shown above; each card is a traditional, 4”X6” print on glossy card stock.
For context on this project, please check out:
The Poetics app project was successfully Kickstarted at the start of 2012.
We look forward to receive your cards.
DIRECTIONS TO SEND A POSTCARD
1) DOWNLOAD POETICS
Only the latest version 1.1 has the postcard feature and it requires iOS7.
Open Poetics. Compose a visual poem or any sort of text/image combination.
3) SEND POSTCARD
Press the share button on the bottom left of the screen. Then press the “Postcard” button. Continue through the screens and create an account if you have not already.
Send your card(s) to:
Brooklyn, NY 11222
You will receive confirmation that your card has been sent in the app and also via the email address you enter.
Please note we cannot acknowledge receipt of your postcard, or guarantee all submitted postcards will be shown. The submissions will be curated with as light a hand as we can manage.
For inquiries / questions, please send a note via the Poetics tumblr at the link below.
To Ray Johnson, poets and artists who paved the way here.