The Poetic Express “in exile”

The Poetic Express marks its 35th year of continuous publication this month.  I started it in April 1985 as a free handout.  It was a sort of “zine”  which featured my own poetry and drawings.  Before I started doing the Express, I was typing up my poems, manifestos and collections of quotations and passing them out to people who I’d meet.  I also mailed out a lot of them to people around the United States and around the world.  For the first time, due to the coronavirus,  I can’t really print paper copies.  The libraries and copy centers are all closed.  I don’t have easy access to a computer printer.  I’ll post the April issues here on this blog, once I’m able to get them scanned.  We’ll see about the May issues.  When I’m finally able to print paper copies again, I probably won’t be posting them here.

Further information on the history of the Poetic Express can be found in my posts for its 25th and 30th anniversaries, found in the web links below.

I have around a thousand back issues printed up.  If you send an email to me at and give me a mailing address, I’ll send you some of them.  Or if I know you or know of you, I could give you my home address.  Then, if you’d like to get them more quickly you can include a S.A.S.E. when you write to me.  That’s a stamped self-addressed envelope, for you newcomers.  That takes a 55 cent stamp or a forever stamp.  If you’d like to get a few extra issues of the Poetic Express, it’s 15 cents for each additional ounce.

If you’re not in the United States, just email me your address and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.  Maybe I’m going to get back into doing mail art.  It’s labor intensive and a bit time-consuming, but it’s a lot of fun.  Those who send out good mail often receive good mail in return.  Support the post office!




The 1986-2016 issues are archived here:

25 years:

30 years:


These photos will enlarge if you click on them and hit the backspace to return to the post.


Here’s a separate version of the March 2020 SURREAL THEATRE:

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