Mail-artists are making astonishing breakthroughs in Trashpo, and they are recognized through the TrashPo Litzer Prize. Nominations for the TrashPo Litzer Prize (based on the idea of the Pulitzer Prize) can be made by anyone. Please post scans and the name of the artist in this thread. Over time, we can have a gallery of historic Trashpo.

"The Committee" - a panel of international Trashpo experts under the direction of KDJ - reviews nominations and officially announce recipients. Names of those awarded the Trash Po-litzer are emblazoned upon The Landfill of Fame for eternity, and they enjoy all rights and privileges that accompany this honor.

Diane Keys (DK) received a TrashPo Litzer Prize for the "Pork Series." This brought Trashpo off the street and into the supermarket. "Pork Series" built an important bridge to biopoetry, meat poetry, and the recognition that shopping lists are one of the highest forms of art in the 21st century. Bravo DK!


One in a Pork Series


DKULT Chapters


DKult29 aka H.Y.E.N.A.

DKULTBRO - Brooklyn, NY

D-Kleveland (Cleveland, Ohio)

DKULTHQ - Elgin, Illinois

DKULTFLA - Florida

DKULTIL - Illinois



DKULTJOEY - California (Joey Patrickt)


DKULTMASS - Massachusetts

DKULTMINN - Minnesota


DKULTHAM - New Hampshire

DKULTJER - New Jersey

DKULTNY - New York

DKULTNOCAL - Northern California


DKULTPA - Pennsylvania

DKULTSOCAL - Southern California

DKULTX - Texas

DKULTVA - Virginia

DULTWA - Washington State

DKULTWI - Wisconsin


DKULTAN - Antarctica

DKULTOZ - Australia



DKULTFIN - Finland

DKULTFRA - France (currently part of DKULTJER)

DKULTGR - Greece

DKUNST - Germany

DKULTHUN - Hungary



DKULTN - Netherlands

DKULTPOR - Portugal

DKULTPU - Puerto Rico

DKULTRO - Romania



DKULTUK - United Kingdom


DKULTET (Extraterrestrial) - Lucky Pierre, special alien liaison







Visual poet Jim Leftwich invents Trashpo

Trashpo appears on textimagepoem




Trashpo by Jim Leftwich appears on Fluxlist Europe




Diane Keys becomes fascinated with roadkill art and debates Rain Rein Nevermind about the role of recycling in art


DKult is founded


Diane Keys curates the First International Trashpo Exhibition. (Opened January 15th, 2013 and was up at least until Feb 1 2013 at Elgin City Hall. Then it appeared at the Green Expo at The Center of Elgin in May 2013.)


Diane Keys presents a Trashpo performance at Fluxfest Chicago

 List of Trash Po-litzer Prize Recipients:

(chronological order - 2011)




Diane Keys "Pork Series"

Richard Canard "Bran Cereal"

Angie Cope "This is not cheese this is art"

Batgirl "Mummified Cereal Box"

Dark wall "Fake DK shopping list"

Hamburg coffee cups (artist unknown)

Helen Amyes "emu crushed can"

KDJ "Alpo Chop House"

Judith Heartsong "Scavenger Art"

Diane Keys for invention of the Trash Book "Ancient Text" (second award)

Thom Courcelle "Toothache Trash Book"

Katerina Nikoltsou "choco glam trashpo cerealism"

Erni Baer "air trashpo"

Stewart Charlebois "Old Dutch" Canadian junk food trashpo

Prettylily (Sue Bowen) Recycling Trash Book (meta-trash, litterature)

Nancy Bell Scott for invention of the Aesthetic Trash Book

Cheryl Penn invention of the Aesthetic Trash Book

Marie Wintzer (Litterature, Non-Friction) for blog post "A trash book without trash - from Nancy Bell Scott"

Dark wall - "Shroud of Elgin"

Lesley Magwood-Fraser (sardine/pilchard labels & best supporting trashpo)

Grigori Antonin (condom trashbook and contributions to cerealism)

Diane Keys - "Po White Trashpo" (third award)

Karen Champlin - asemic trashpo

Marie Wintzer - medical waste trashpo (second award)


Richard Canard - "Found shopping list with annotations" (second award)

Diane Keys - Trashpo Add & Pass (fourth award)

Angie Cope - TrashPo-rk, US Swine map, puking pig (second award)

John M. Bennett - Invention of grocery list Trashpo

Katerina Nikoltsou - Trashbook Homage to John M. Bennett's grocery lists (second award)

Marie Wintzer - "Last shred of dignity" (cut-up clothing) (third award)

Svenja Wahl - Non-friction Litterature for blog: "FINALLY! My D-Koder ring arrived!!!"

Neil Gordon (Official TrashPro Phet) - TrAshemics - sacred trashpo tablets (first award)

Roberto Rios - Trashion - for the design of the DK-Gown

Skybridge Studios & Ray Johnson - Creation of the D-Tatt

Claudia McGill - inanimate furniture Trashpo, trashed furniture temporary installation concept

Not Hi Ng - Invention of audible Trashpo

Carina Granlund - "Trashpoem for Jim [SantAmour]" - first award

Claire Dinsmore (aka Cleo) - "Trashpo Ephemera Folio" - first award

Diane Keys - "Trashpo Selection Process" and "The Making of "Trashpo Selection Process'" - in Trashpo Cinema category - (fifth award)

DharmaDaDa Lynn Radford - "Trashaeology/Survivalist Trashpo" - first award

Yves Maraux - "Gossip Trashcan" - first award

Stephanie Blake - Trash buttons - first award

Claire Dinsmore (aka Cleo) - Trash buttons - second award

Diane Keys (aka DK) - Trash buttons - sixth award

Eduardo Cardoso - Trashbook: Trashometry and the invention of Eduardian Trashometry - first award.


Arac - Innovation & consistent excellence in Cerealism - first award

Dustin Ray Hamby aka Dustin de Wind - Designer Trashmas ornaments for display on the Elgin Mansion tree - first award

Stephanie Blake - "Shrinky Dinky Key Chains" - innovation in Trashpo marketing - second award

Not Hi Ng O.T.M. - "Dustin de Wind Theme Song" - advances in audible Trashpo & TrashTech & Trashemic Music - second award

Diane Keys - Elgin Trashpo Exhibition Video - Trashpo Cinema (seventh award)

liketelevisionsnow - innovation and practice of Trash-and-Pass - (first award)

Vizma Bruns - Feminist Trashpo - Trashbook (first award)

Diane Keys - Invention and implementation of the Trashquilt (eighth award)

Rebecca Guyver - Invention and implementation of the Trashquilt with special recognition for innovation in fused plastic Trashpo - (first award)

XXXX (Unknown Mail-Artist) - The Amsterdam DKult bandaged finger scannerpo ritual performance (first award)

Borderline Grafix (aka Biggy G) - Outstanding contributions to D-Konomics including but not limited to regularization of D-Kurrency, DKULTNY Silver Spoon certificates, contributions to DKULTX (Texas) regional "Great Push Forward" D-Konomy strategic plan (first award)

Neil Gordon - Excellence and contributions to the creation of the trashquilt (second award)

Carina Granlund - "Trashpo Love Lottery" (second award)

Cardboard Lamborghini - "The Sloth" - innovation in Cerealism - Special Awards Category - (first award)

5Blanks (Cristina) - "DKunst Portrait of DK" and accompanying Trash Sermon (first award)

Thom Courcelle - "Office Trashpo" (second award)

Carina Granlund - Invention of the Trashrug & creation of Trashpo Housewares (third award)

meeah williams - Contributions & innovation in the theory & practice of Lintopo (first award) (Endorsed by the Fork Lint Society)

Diane Keys (9th award) and Dan Mouer (first award) - "Trashpo Inkblot Test" (collaborative Trashpo)

"Trashtalking Trashpo of the Litigious Lurkers" - Most Bizarre Mail-art event of 2013 (Erni Baer police investigation)

Rebecca Guyver (second award) - KDJ Trashpo Tribute


Diane Keys (10th award) - #1 Top Trash Glam Accessory Spokesmodel (& Official DKULTNY Spokesmodel)

Carina Granlund (fourth award) - Trashpo Bling, Trashpo accessories (Trashion)

Angie Cope (third award) and Snooky the Amazing Mail-Art Dog (first award) - 2013 Elgin Mansion Christmas Decorations (also in D-Kanine Category)

Dan Mouer (second award) - Official 2014 Dkult Trashpo Spokesmodel (shared with Diane Keys) - Special Awards Category

Mean Sheena (first award) and Diane Keys (11th award) - DKult is the Shit Swag Bag (video and mail-art) - Trashpo Cinema Category

Eduardo Cardoso (second award) for design of the first D-Kult tee-shirt, selfless service as DKult/Trashpo moveable billboard & performance piece and as President of DKult Portugal

Alicia Starr (first award) - Trailer Park Trashpo - The DKult Nation - Litterature

Rain Rien Nevermind (first award) - Recycling Mail-Art - Lifetime Achievement

Fake Fine Art (first award) - Trashpop - Trashpo Parody

Mail-Art Martha (first award) - Maximum Strength DKult and advances in DKult medicine and psycho-therapy. Endorsed by THE CLINIC

PetrolPetal (first award) - Innovations in Cerealism and aesthetic Trashpo

Mail-Art Martha (second award), Rebecca Guyver (third award), Gina Ulgen (first award), E. Coles (first award) - Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Trashpo by DKULTUK in 2014

Wendy Rogers (first award) founding of DKULTANT (DKult Antarctica)

Moan Lisa (first award) - "12 Pack Trashpo" & service to DKULTIA (DKult Iowa)

David Stafford (first award) and KDJ (second award) - "KDJ Portfolio" - video by David Stafford (Trash Cinema category) featuring art by KDJ

Not Hi Ng (third award) - "Miracle Mind Mender" - a safe, non-intrusive alternative to the PMM (Personality Modulation Machine)

meeah williams (second award) - "American Trashflag"

An. U. - Excellence in the art of the aesthetic Trashbook & outstanding service to DKULTVIA (DKult Latvia)

Richard Canard (third award) - DK Trashpo erasure - innovation in Trashpo

Diane Keys (12th award) - "Trashies" product concept - nomination by Mail-Art Martha (DKULTUK)

liketelevisionsnow (second award) and Diane Keys (13th award) for the DK glitch art video documentary, directed and produced by ltvs (Cinema Trashpo)

Mail-Art Martha (third award) for the WalMarth Trash-A-Dent oral hygiene device

Roberto Bergamo (aka The Man Who Saved DKult Xmas) - Creation of the Official 2014 DKULT XMas Tree - aka the Miracle of Christmas 2014 - following the debacle of the Elgin Hubcap Tree and its destruction by vandals (first award)


Mail-Art Martha (fourth award), Neil Gordon (third award), Lucky Pierre (first award) and KDJ (third award) for participation and audition materials submitted to the 2015 Official DKult Trashpo Spokesmodel Search. Official 2015 models are Mail-Art Martha and Neil Gordon. Lucky Pierre is Alien Liaison. KDJ is runner up.

Lucky Pierre (second award) for alien abduction/spokesmodel audition video (Trashpo Cinema category)

Borderline Grafix (second award) for the creation of the DKult/Trashpo fanzine issued by the Dkult Fanzine Press in affiliation with DKult Texas

Erica Durante (first award) in her role as President of Dkult New Jersey for diplomacy and tact in the resolution of the Meeah Williams deportation incident and the formation of DKult Brooklyn

FinnBadger (first award) for excellence and innovation in the art of the Trashbook

Tomoe N. (first award) trash pill box and other contributions to conceptual Trashpo and recycling

Mail Art Martha (fifth award) for Walmarth Corporation

Ruud Janssen (first award) for stamps in support of Trashpo including DKULTN

Cascadia Artpost (first award) extraordinary support and development of Walmarth Corporation

RES for Myth of DKult (Pseudo-DKult) (first award)

Diane Keys (13th award) and Rebecca Guyver (4th award) for the creation of and contributions to DKULT Doodle Therapy

Dan Mouer (3rd award), Lucky Pierre (3rd award), and Figgy Guyver (first award) for contributions to DKULT Doodle Therapy

Mick Boyle for service in the greater glorification of DKULT and DK (first award)

Grace Sanford for her first Trashpo composition and the Spontaneous Schwitterspo Forum it inspired

Meeah Williams for the article "MEEAH WILLIAMS DOES NOT EXIST" published in the DKULTBKLYN (aka DKULTBRO) fanzine (third award)

Jim Leftwich for the groundbreaking "Trashemic Essays" (Litterature) (first award)

Lucky Pierre for the video Trashpo Outpost (Trashpo Cinema category) (fourth award).

Mail Art Martha (sixth award) for the creation of the Trashpie.


Diane Keys (14th award), David Stafford (second award), Unknown Mail Artist for Fake Jim Leftwich

Joey Patrickt (first award) for formation of DKULTJOEY

Phyllis Steen (first award) for application material leading to being named 2016 Official Trashpo/DKult Spokesmodel

Borderline Grafix (third award) for "Meeah Williams Baby Picture Issue" of fanzine published by the DKult Fan Club Press

Gerda Osteneck for exhibition of the Monkey Trashbots

Ross Priddle for "Trash Eye" image contributions to DKULTCAN (Canada)

Diane Keys (15th award) for Trashpo performance art at the 2016 Chicago Fluxfest

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congrats to Eduardo!!!!  DKult can't thank you enough for your efforts.  You will receive our love and gratitude as your award, and that's about it.

Thank you very much!

The following message has been approved by KDJ:

It is my great pleasure to announce that "Trailer Park Trashpo" by Alicia Starr (Iowa City, Iowa, USA) has been nominated for a TrashPo Litzer Prize in the Litterature category.

Should THE COMMITTEE rule in favor of this nomination, this will be Alicia's first TrashPo Litzer.

The nomination has been submitted to THE COMMITTEE and the review process has begun.

Congrats Eduardo! Much deserved indeed! ^_^

(The following message has been approved by KDJ)

After a thorough and thoughtful review of the nomination, THE COMMITTEE has voted unanimously to award the TrashPo Litzer Prize in Litterature to:

Alicia Starr for "Trailer Park Trashpo - The DKult Nation." This is Alicia's first award.

Her name shall be emblazoned eternally upon The Landfill of Fame. She shall enjoy all rights and privileges bestowed upon the esteemed recipients of the TrashPo Litzer Prize as well as bear the responsibility that comes with this honor.

(The following message has been approved by KDJ)

KDJ has informed me of two new nominations for the TrashPo Litzer Prize:

Rain Rien Nevermind (Minnesota, USA) for the Recycling Mail-Art concept (posthumous)

Fake Fine Art (SoCal, USA) for TrashPop - Trashpo Parody (category to be determined)

THE COMMITTEE has commenced its exhaustive review of the new nominations. Should the nominees be granted the esteemed TrashPo Litzer, their names shall be added to the Landfill of Fame until that time when we shall all walk with Ray on the Astral Trash Debris Chakra and he shall answer all questions and explain all mysteries that perplex us now living, as we must, in Maya.

(The following message has been approved by KDJ)

KDJ has informed me that THE COMMITTEE has completed its review of the most recent nominations. The TrashPo Politzer Prize is awarded to:

Rain Rien Nevermind (Minnesota, USA) for the Recycling Mail-art concept (posthumous Lifetime Achievement) - unanimous vote

(KDJ wrote: "We are long overdue in recognizing Rain Rien's contributions to Trashpo. This award should also help dispel the myth that DK was 'cast out' by Nevermind for roaDKill. Trashpo history shows they were great friends."

Fake Fine Art (SoCal, USA) for Trashpop - Trashpo parody - (record five abstentions)

Their names and accomplishments have been emblazoned upon the Landfill of Fame. Rain Rien Nevermind and Fake Fine Art stand among the venerable and esteemed Trashpoets of the world and enjoy all privileges and responsibilities enjoyed by those who have attained the rare distinction of earning the TrashPo Litzer Prize.

(The following message has been approved by KDJ)

As the esteemed TrashPo Litzer Prize celebrates its fourth year, it is my great honour to announce a new nomination:

Mail-Art Martha (London) - Maximum Strength DKult and advances in DKult medicine and psycho-therapy (endorsed by The Clinic) - first nomination

THE COMMITTEE has begun review of the nomination. Should Mail-Art Martha be awarded the TrashPo Litzer Prize, her name will be emblazoned upon the Landfill of Fame where she shall enjoy all rights and privileges bestowed upon the esteemed recipients of the TrashPo Litzer Prize.

TrashPo Litzer Prize nomination materials by Mail-Art Martha (London)

TrashPo Litzer Prize nomination materials by Mail-Art Martha (London)

all of these nominations are well-deserved and I hope the committee can put  a RUSH on the approval process.  The rumor of there actually being TrashPoLitzer trophies is quickly becoming just that.  Apparently even the satin ribbons were not "in the budget".  I don't know where all the money is going, but sales of DKult medicinals are bound to put us in the red. congrats to all nominees!!!!!!

DK, your comments should be forwarded to KDJ. She is still paying her debt to society as the result of her service as DKult CFO,


As for DKULTNY, promised aid from Elgin has never materialized. I still have not been compensated for the partial paralysis of my left hand due to a defective DKoder ring. The PPMs (Personality Modulation Machines) have done irreversible damage to some DKulters as well.


I can tell you - through my communication with KDJ - that there is great interest at The Clinic in DKult pharmaceuticals and therapies.




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