The Letter Project


Collage sent to De Villo Sloan, along with an original poem which begins: i dreamed ezra pound arrived at the halloween ball on the end of a child s string.

The Letter Project has one main requirement.  Whatever appears here MUST have been sent through the mail.  I mean snail mail.

I’m a writer, artist, and university lecturer* who has a great fondness for mail. 

I’m looking for letters and art.  For the letters, I’m particularly interested in letters written by writers and artists which discuss writing and art. 

Art can be whatever you want it to be.  Mailart can take any form.  It can be simple or elaborate.

Mixed media piece with a fairytale theme, sent to Latvia.

I’m also interested in seeing letters which take the form of literary poems or stories.  Epistolary poems or stories, if you will.  These poems and stories must also be sent through snail mail.  I am happy to be the recipient of your letters, but I hope you’ll write to people you already know.  They would love to get mail from you, I’m sure.  Why not surprise them?

You’ll need to keep a digital image of your letter or art.  Please query, send electronic versions of your art, or write with any questions at

* My novel, The Secret of Hurricanes, was a finalist for the Paterson Fiction Prize.  I’ve had stories in many magazines, including Chattahoochee Review, Hunger Mountain, Prime Number, Midwestern Gothic, and The Sun.  I’ve had poems in many magazines, too, both online and in print.  My chapbook, The Galaxy to Ourselves, was published in the summer of 2012.  I teach literature and creative writing at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

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