SEND WORD: Save the USPS Edition

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The United States Postal Service is in grave danger—and that means not only our ability to send letters to loved ones and packages for our small businesses are under threat, but our right to safely vote. SEND WORD, a portable correspondence station created by Anna Lena Phillips Bell, is normally an encouragement to send word to family and friends, with stationery from featured letterpress printers, and on-demand support from its maker for formatting and writing letters.

In the midst of a pandemic, with our very ability to send and receive mail in question, this on-screen edition of SEND WORD is a call to action. Gather your favorite writing implement, your postcards and stamps, and join us for an hour of letter and email writing, petition-signing, and rabble-rousing on behalf of this beloved institution. We'll make it easy to do your part to defend the USPS. Join us, and WRITE A LETTER TODAY!

Louis DeJoy, the current Postmaster General of the US Postal Service is a resident of Greensboro and serves on the Board of Trustees of Elon University. You can write to him specifically, and we'll have other addresses for you too.

For more information on DeJoy and what's happening at the Postal Service, click here:


Anna Lena Phillips Bell is the author of Ornament, winner of the Vassar Miller Poetry Prize, and the chapbook Smaller Songs, from St. Brigid Press, forthcoming in September 2020. Other projects include A Pocket Book of Forms, a letterpress-printed, travel-sized guide to poetic forms; Forces of Attention, a series of printed objects designed to help people mediate their interactions with screened devices; and SEND WORD, a correspondence station. She teaches at UNC Wilmington, where she is editor of Ecotone, and calls ungendered Appalachian square dances in North Carolina and beyond.

Instagram: @annalenasproflection
Twitter: @aproflection

When: Aug 20, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Ornament (Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry #24) By Anna Lena Phillips Bell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781574416657
Availability: Available - We'll have it for you ASAP!
Published: University of North Texas Press - February 3rd, 2017