All Things Trashpo


All Things Trashpo

This is a place to explore all things trashpo (Trash Poetry)and found objects.  Trashpo is 1) economical 2) environmentally responsible and 3) challenging. It's a great way to repurpose all the trash that our planet is buried in!

Location: the dumpster, junkyard, waste basket, landfill
Members: 173
Latest Activity: Mar 20

Quote from DKult Member Meeah Williams

"If trashpo has taught me anything its that every windblown street corner and cyclone fence is a veritable Dick Blick of free art materials."

Discussion Forum

About Junk Drawers

Started by Dan Mouer. Last reply by DianeKeys Jan 20. 42 Replies

Not that kind of junk and not thse kinds of drawers... Hey, we all have them. I have several. They are veritable trasher troves of useless and useful-but-forgotten stuff. Papers, letters from lost lovers, dried up fountain pens, church attendance…Continue

DKULT KookbooK.

Started by DKULT. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Dec 18, 2019. 28 Replies

Please post your recipes for inclusion in the first and last ever Dkult KookBook!! This has been a long time coming since the pre_Dkult days of DKatering. We have certainly come a long way!here is the cover!!!…Continue

Tags: cookbook, dkult

Official Trashpo Handbook & DKult Directory

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Jul 23, 2018. 12 Replies

OFFICIAL TRASHPO HANDBOOK & DKULT DIRECTORY(This document is always under construction. Your comments and contributions are welcome! Just leave a message/pics in the comment stream, and I will update.)Aesthetic Trashbook - (see Trashbook) Angie…Continue

The TrashPo Litzer Prize - Landfill of Fame

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Jun 3, 2016. 432 Replies

Mail-artists are making astonishing breakthroughs in Trashpo, and they are recognized through the TrashPo Litzer Prize. Nominations for the…Continue


Started by DKULT. Last reply by Nancy Bell Scott May 26, 2015. 2 Replies

ongoing collaborative art project please leave your comments all suggestions virtual and in person will be placed in the suggestion box for a later showing…Continue

trash-po trans-po tation

Started by Lucky Pierre. Last reply by DKULT Jul 11, 2014. 4 Replies

somewhere in LA in an underground garage...

Restroom News

Started by Holly Cooper. Last reply by DKULT Apr 25, 2014. 66 Replies

Ya'll I haven't done any mail art lately as I just can seem to find the creativity for it. I've been in a long derth. But I do collect some odd bits of paper that I enjoy. I am an educational consultant and visit schools. Here's a great news sheet I…Continue

What the hell is DKult?

Started by DKULT. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Jan 18, 2013. 28 Replies

DKult was originated by DeVillo Sloan-- a Kult comprised of my 'fans' ---DKulters. He was the only one at the time and possibly even now.   But It has evolved into a friendly neighborhood Kult devoted to the worship of trash and  the creation of…Continue

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Comment by Mail Art Martha on August 5, 2019 at 3:22pm

I am all for thinking hard, HilgART. And here I am, doing just that because, after having rallied the troops, I cannot but respond, although I have no idea what I am going to tell you. Part of TrashPo is going about Life picking up rubbish from the streets, the market place, one's neighbours dustbins. Then you organize it in a sort of composition but not too composed, the more decomposed the better really, having regard to the sensitive nose of the post persons.

The traditional method of collage is highly suitable to the creation of TrashPo. What is most important is that the final piece has to have not, or does not have to have, even, Sense. Or make it either. Following these simple and clear rules you can make plastic art, write poetry, songs, opera, create sculptures or burn your toast. 

TrashPo was created by Diane as part of DKult, The Cult you can Trash, with De Villo Sloane as one its principal followers. I am only a lowly lay follower. And probably got all I have hereby told you quite wrong. Do what I do; make it up as you go along. Enjoy!

(Wow! I needed this; I have been having too many reality issues lately)


Comment by HilgART on July 23, 2019 at 10:06pm

How would you folks "define" Trashpo? In what way(s) is it distinct from Found Art and from using discarded materials (eg magazines, newspapers, and random scraps of paper) in, say, collages? Or am I thinking too hard?

Comment by Mail Art Martha on July 18, 2019 at 7:28am

OOOOH! this is bad, no comments since last year. We cannnot let this group go, rally the troops, let's trash. Adelante!

Two trashpoets proudly showing their collection of raw trash before transformation . (Photo published in The Retailian Fake News)

Comment by FinnBadger on December 12, 2018 at 1:06pm

Time for the Queen to quash the rebellion!

Comment by Mail Art Martha on December 12, 2018 at 7:35am

For good or trash, you have inspired me, Finn. 2019 shall be the Year of Trashpo in the United Queendom, which by the way is in turmoil: General Marth is planning a revolution.

Comment by FinnBadger on December 11, 2018 at 12:44am

Glad to see it made it to you, Martha.

Comment by Mail Art Martha on December 10, 2018 at 7:49pm

aLMOST FORGOT; THSI beautiful trashbook CAME GFROM  finnbadger

isn;t it gorgeous? it is all  tod o with atrip of his to Canadaada

Comment by Mail Art Martha on December 10, 2018 at 7:46pm

Hi Where is the Queen? I am about to start working on a sseries of Trashpo Icons and woudl like to dedicate it to her Majesty. 

Coming to thinkof it, I do not need to know where hEr majesTY is, so i shll go ahead. 

NOTE BENE this is  my  natural way of experesing mysself, in Marthian, whdic normally i repress except her ewher ai cam be miself, thanokyou 111

Comment by Ruud Janssen on June 2, 2018 at 8:06pm

added to and passed on.....

Comment by Mail Art Martha on April 1, 2018 at 8:40pm


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