Editor’s note: This issue of Cutleaf features excerpts from Vanishing Point, a hybrid memoir on handwritten postcards with original images.
Dirk Marple is a mountain runner and math tutor living in Kittredge, Colorado. His poems, essays and interviews have been published by Midwestern Gothic, Columbia Poetry Review and the Iowa Writers House. In 2017, he was the recipient of a Chicago Luminarts Fellowship. In 2018, a solo exhibition of his printwork was shown at Columbia College Chicago's C33 Gallery under the formative title: Groundwork.
Enter the Metro
The text and images were part of ninety-two numbered postcards mailed over time to Marple’s thesis advisor.
Learning to Wrestle
All of the postcards arrived, though not in the order they were sent.