Archive for May, 2020

The Poetic Express Starts Its 36th Year

May 11, 2020


The Poetic Express has long been primarily a physical, paper publication.  Now it moving toward being primarily a digital publication.  Since around 2006, I’ve been helping to archive the Poetic Express as part of my digital archive at the University of Detroit Mercy.  So, much of it is available for viewing on the computer screen.

Eventually, the pandemic situation will be less dire.  Libraries and photocopying centers will re-open. The fear will be less intense, but we’ll still all need to be careful.  For now, yes: be careful, be resilient and talk to others by phone or by other forms of communication.  Keep your distance and wash your hands.



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



As I said last month:

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 first 32 years of the Poetic Express can be accessed here: