“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart,” says author and columnist Phyllis Theroux. Sure, emails are fast, and texts are fun with all those emojis and GIFs, but don’t you feel particularly loved when someone devotes time and energy to handwriting a card or letter? In this season of gatherings that may have to happen virtually—and on this day that honors our veterans, who historically stayed connected to loved ones through letter-writing—let’s explore some sample epistolary poems and draft our own (to be mailed later, helping save the USPS!). Imagine receiving a letter that is a poem written expressly for you.
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MARJ HAHNE is a freelance editor and writing teacher, and a 2015 MFA graduate from the Rainier Writing Workshop, with a concentration in poetry. She has performed and taught at over 100 venues around the country, as well as been featured on public radio and television programs. Her poems have appeared in literary journals, anthologies, art exhibits, and dance performances. www.MarjHahne.com / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarjHahne / YouTube: https://bit.ly/2LxHUG2