Two years ago I gave up full time work and am living on a minimal income for the foreseeable future. I hope to live more simply and more frugally but also write more, relax more and be more creative at home. I live in Auckland, New Zealand and have been in teaching and tertiary education all my life. I want to document the small changes I am making and am keen to hear from others who are changing the way they live.
I have recently begun a little project called Fluffygeorge Postal Poems that I have been thinking about for a while. The first one that I sent to friends in April was Anzac Day in Greytown. This was originally published in Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2 2015, edited by Jack Ross.
The idea is that you or a friend you have gifted it to, receive a poem in the post- a real envelope with contents and a stamp! It will be on quality paper in a lovely envelope so it hopefully feels like a little literary present. You could re-gift them, put them on the fridge, frame them or make a calendar. I am quite excited about the May issue. It is actually two poems and the images are quite lovely I think. Suffice to say, one poem is on the back of a photo by renowned photographer John Doogan. Check out his work here.
Thanks to those of you who have subscribed. I truly appreciate your support as this fledgling idea emerges. I hope the recipients of those who have gifted theirs get a lovely surprise in their mail. There are several options if you would like to subscribe (all postage included) but haven’t so far:
$80 for 8 poems each month until December.
$45 for 4 poems delivered May July September November
or if you have just discovered FG Postal Poems then you can subscribed for $11.50 per month
They won’t just be my poems, I already have permission from Fiona Farrell for the poem for the June issue. It is a poem of hers that I have always loved.
Just email me with your details at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you details. It will be a little more for an overseas recipient but we can discuss.
Happy month of May. FG