Poets Steve Dalachinsky (NY) and Todd Swindell (CA) have an ongoing postcard/collage correspondence spanning 3,000 miles and several years. Todd says: "Mail Art's rewards come not only from the time invested in creating the collage, but also its transit through the postal workers and machinery which complete the work." Steve says: "Collage is an extension yet variation … [Read more...]
About Todd Swindell
A close friend of Beat poet Harold Norse, Todd Swindell was responsible for preparing Norse's archives for the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. He is the editor of I Am Going to Fly Through Glass: Selected Poems of Harold Norse (Talisman House 2014) and posts regularly at haroldnorse.com
During the 1990s, Swindell was a member of the direct-action AIDS protest group ACT UP San Francisco. He documents the group's history at the blog ACT UP Archives.