Feature > Ugly Postcards
"Ugly Postcards"
Part of Donald Keene's collection of witty epistolary exchange with Carolyn Kizer, begun in the 1960s and persisting well into the millennium. The postcards are marked by the dubious taste of the images depicted on the front, against which the text usually makes droll reference.

Instructions: Click the image above to begin the slideshow, then you can use your keyboard next and previous buttons (or the arrows on the photos) to navigate through the 46 images.

Carolyn Kizer

Carolyn Kizer has been one of the most influential figures in American poetry since the 1960s, when she presided over Poetry Northwest, served as first literary directory for the National Endowment for the Arts, and helped bring feminism to the forefront of cultural politics. Winner of many honors, including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the Robert Frost Medal, she has composed a body of work of exceptional grace, wit, and social gravity. In addition she has been a revered teacher, editor, translator, essayist, and ambassador of letters. Her Cool, Calm, and Collected was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2000. Kizer currently lives in Sonoma, California.