The back of the postcard said it all:
Every day, I write a haiku and publish it via social media.
Every day, I physically inscribe that same haiku on a single postcard and mail it to someone in the world.
Today, that someone is you.
This project began on March 1, 2012 and completed on November 26, 2014 when I sent out the 1,001st postcard.
Did you get a postcard from me? Cool. I’d love to know your reaction.
Why you? Why NOT you?
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE DEPT.
The Daily Haiku Actual Postcard began as a confluence of two ideas: The Rumpus’s Letters in the Mail , which reminded me that in this day of electronic, virtual communication, it’s extra sweet to get something interesting in your mailbox; Pam Benjamin, who reminded me (actually, she passionately insisted) that a poem written on a piece of physical paper constitutes a unique, and therefore worthy of love, artifact.
I cross-posted the haiku and their photos to Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, and other places I have forgotten because it’s all so automatic these days.
This blog will shortly morph into an archive for the project.