The Letter Project

January 14, 2014

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From Suzy Anderson, USA

From Suzy Anderson, USA

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Photos of dolls from the collection of Alexander Limarev, Siberia/Russia, along with an unusual paper doll

From Alexander Limarev (Siberia/Russia)

From Alexander Limarev (Siberia/Russia)

From Alexander Limarev (Siberia/Russia)

From Alexander Limarev (Siberia/Russia)

From Alexander Limarev (Siberia/Russia)
From Alexander Limarev (Siberia/Russia)

From Alexander Limarev (Siberia/Russia)

From Alexander Limarev (Siberia/Russia)

From Alexander Limarev (Siberia/Russia)

Paper Doll From Alexander Limarev (Siberia/Russia)

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From Ana K. Saint Augustine, FL

From Ana K. Saint Augustine, FL

December 1, 2013

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ZINE:  From Brix Skwikz, Brazil

 

ZINE:  From Brix Skwikz, Brazil

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November 30, 2013

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From Simon Warren, Tring, United Kingdom

From Simon Warren, Tring, United Kingdom

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October 25, 2013

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From Jack Galmitz (Elmhurst, NY, USA)

From Jack Galmitz (Elmhurst, NY, USA)

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October 13, 2013

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From David Stafford, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (back of card)

From David Stafford, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (back of card)

 

From David Stafford, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (front of card)

From David Stafford, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (front of card)

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From Alexa Mergen, Sacramento, CA, USA

From Alexa Mergen, Sacramento, CA, USA

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From Angie and Snooky, USA

From Angie and Snooky, USA

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From Suzy Anderson, Bowling Green, OH, USA. Letter and magazine, THE NEWER YORK

From Suzy Anderson, Bowling Green, OH, USA. Letter and magazine, THE NEWER YORK

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From Meeah Williams, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Envelope and mailart, front)

From Meeah Williams, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Envelope and mailart, front)

From Meeah Williams, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Envelope and mailart, back)

From Meeah Williams, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Envelope and mailart, back)

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October 4, 2013

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Booklet from Cheryl Penn, South Africa

Booklet from Cheryl Penn, South Africa

 

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From Alexa Mergen, Sacramento, CA

From Alexa Mergen, Sacramento, CA

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September 29, 2013

The Epistolarium-2

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The Epistolarium-2 Guest Editor, Nathan Floom Click on the link below to view the issue

The Epistolarium-2
Guest Editor, Nathan Floom
Click on the link below to view the issue

Click here>>> The Epistolarium Floom <<<Click here

Nathan Floom’s bio: 

Nathan Floom is Founding Editor of Heavy Feather Review.  His work has appeared in The Seattle Review, Everyday Genius, and WORK Literary Review. He has a BFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University and is currently a MA candidate at Antioch University Midwest. For almost three years, he has served as a professional writing consultant at a local community college. You can reach him by e-mail at nathanfloom@yahoo.com and tweet him: @NFloom

Introduction:  In many ways the letter has served as the essential, if not the only, means of communication from one individual to another.  It has been said by many before that a good book or piece of writing will act as a letter does—traveling across land and sea to find a reader and convey a message, an act of transference from one person, one writer, to another.

This summer, for me, has been a summer of letters— perhaps the first true summer of letters.  Historically summers have been a time for work:  digging ditches, working in a kitchen, driving the mosquito spray truck, etc.  The letters edited and arranged here reflect a summer spent in writing letters and reading letters for a class I created with Theresa Williams for my masters program.  It was an enlightening experience to read collections from those who relied on the letter to arrive at a sort of freedom—collections from fictions that revealed a variety of truths all there own.

For the reader, I hope that these letters reveal a little of the magic I discovered through reading these books, as well as writing and mailing these letters to Theresa.  Essentially, this entire experience has served as not just an observation on the continued relevance of the letter as form, but also as communication.  Through these letters I tried to observe both form and craft in writing, as well as illustrate how the letters read for this class show the wider range of the people who live on this earth with us—each as individual as the letters they sent and the lives that they have lived.

 For anybody interested, here is the reading list I created for this class:

 “Prison Writings”, by Leonard Peltier

“Letter From Birmingham Jail”, by Martin Luther King Jr.

“De Profundis”, by Oscar Wilde

“Letters and Papers from Prison”, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Other People’s Mail:  An Anthology of Letter Stories, Edited by Gail Pool

“Zoo, or Letters Not About Love”, by Viktor Shklovsky

“Dear Everybody”, by Micheal Kimball

Other texts I mention in the letters, sometimes in passing (I highly suggest all of them):

“That in Aleppo Once…”, by Vladimir Nabokov (short story)                    

“Steppenwolfe” by Hermann Hesse

“Why I Write” by George Orwell (short essay)

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September 26, 2013

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Message Map, from Alexa Mergen, Sacramento, CA

Message Map, from Alexa Mergen, Sacramento, CA

Back of Envelope, from Alexa Mergen, Sacramento, CA

Back of Envelope, from Alexa Mergen, Sacramento, CA

 

 

Postcard. Handmade collage. From Alexa Mergen, Sacramento, CA

Postcard. Handmade collage. From Alexa Mergen, Sacramento, CA

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September 14, 2013

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From Roberto Rios (Puerto Rico)

From Roberto Rios (Puerto Rico)

Envelope (top) and mailart (bottom) from Roberto Rios (Puerto Rico)

Envelope (top) and mailart (bottom) from Roberto Rios (Puerto Rico)

 

From Roberto Rios (Puetro Rico)

From Roberto Rios (Puetro Rico)

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September 7, 2013

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From Mariana Serban (Romania)

From Mariana Serban (Romania)

Image 1, Side A.  From Mariana Serban (Romania)

Image 1, Side A. From Mariana Serban (Romania)

 

Image 1, Side B.  From Mariana Serban (Romania)

Image 1, Side B. From Mariana Serban (Romania)

Image 2, Side A.  From Mariana Serban (Romania)

Image 2, Side A. From Mariana Serban (Romania)

 

Image 2, Side B.  From Mariana Serban (Romania)

Image 2, Side B. From Mariana Serban (Romania)

Image 3.  From Mariana Serban (Romania)

Image 3. From Mariana Serban (Romania)

 

Detail of Mariana's stamp from back of envelope

Detail of Mariana’s stamp from back of envelope

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Two ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) from An. U. (Latvia)

Two ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) from An. U. (Latvia)

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From Alexa Mergen, Sacramento, CA

From Alexa Mergen, Sacramento, CA

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From (? Emily Szabobirch?) Place unknown

From (? Emily Szabobirch?) Place unknown

Side B.  From (? Emily Szabobirch?) Place unknown

Side B. From (? Emily Szabobirch?) Place unknown

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August 21, 2013

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From Guido Vermeulen, Brussels, Belgium.  (Top) Booklet dedicated to faces (Bottom) Envelope

From Guido Vermeulen, Brussels, Belgium.
(Top) Booklet dedicated to faces
(Bottom) Envelope

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Letters between Suzy Anderson and Mary Chapp. Click on the links to read them.

From Mary to Suzy

3._From_Mary_24_July_2013

From Suzy to Mary

4._To_Mary_19_August_2013

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August 15, 2013

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From Chimerastone (UK)

From Chimerastone (UK)

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From Nancy Bell Scott (USA)

From Nancy Bell Scott (USA)

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August 4, 2013

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Mail exchanged between Mary Chapp and Suzy Anderson. Click on the links to see.

Post card from Mary to Suzy:

From_Mary_July_2013

 

Letter from Suzy to Mary:

To_Mary_18_July_2013

 

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