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: 192
Latest Activity: Jul 29

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

Restroom News

Started by Holly Cooper. Last reply by Bradford Mar 5. 67 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

About Junk Drawers

Started by Dan Mouer. Last reply by Francis Lammé Sep 25, 2020. 43 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 DKeys. 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 DKeys. 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 DKeys Jul 11, 2014. 4 Replies

somewhere in LA in an underground garage...

What the hell is DKult?

Started by DKeys. 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 DianeKeys on March 7, 2021 at 6:52pm

Bring recyclable  trash offerings and be renewed, regenerated, revitalized and blessed ! Instant germmunity. May your glue supply never run low

Comment by Mail Art Martha on March 7, 2021 at 12:51pm

The Face is active again. I thought I had thrown it away but I found it lurking  in the same corner. You may be right, it can be a benevolent diety manifesting her powers of recycling constantly.

To think that in years to come there will be pilgrimages to my studio corner!

May the Trash be with you.

Comment by DianeKeys on March 6, 2021 at 3:32pm

Divinely inspired trashpo? Dean calls found objects mail art omens, so that implies some kind of trashpo dieties are engaged in the seemingly random swirl of garbage we encounter. Trashface appears benevolent, so I think our recycling methods are looked upon favorably. I like how ypy 'quarantined' it. Saw a guy yesterday using hand sanitizer on his rubber gloved hands. He would NOT be a good candidate for Dkult. 

Comment by Sabrina S on March 6, 2021 at 9:54am

Love the self-assembled trashpo face! Maybe it houses a spirit now. ;-)

Comment by Mail Art Martha on March 6, 2021 at 7:43am

Once I did find a Valentine card, addressed to a female name. No signature. Near the Post Office. No envelope. Did she open it and then dropped it? Was it going to be posted? Ah the course of true love does not run smoothly. Who said that? Shakespeare probably, that kid deemd to ahve said alot of on everythong.

Comment by Mail Art Martha on March 6, 2021 at 7:34am

I need to explain about the Face of Trashpo, which I found during lockdown near home. It is formed by ejected packaging. Good find the word ejected. I took the three pieces that form the face in, thew them on a corner and washed my hnds. The virus dies in two days on absorbent surfaces like paper. I meant to 'do something' with the paper after its quarantine. Weeks later I saw it as you see it now.

I did not have anything to do with it, it self -assembled. I only took the photo.

Comment by DianeKeys on March 5, 2021 at 3:57am

Second hand trashpo counts..maybe even more so. I havent found many love notes, but Nadine found one and sent it to me from LA. 

Comment by Jeff Bagato on March 5, 2021 at 12:44am

all's fair in love and trashpo

Comment by Bradford on March 5, 2021 at 12:10am

. . . and then there's posting that you collect (among many other things) ephemera and cite shopping lists.  The other day, someone sent me two of the oddest found inscribed pieces of crumpled paper someone thought they'd "thrown away" but neglected to find a proper bin in which to make the deposit.

Comment by Jeff Bagato on March 4, 2021 at 10:54pm

Hi Diane, I didn't write the text so I don't know about unearned intimacy. Not sure what that means, but finding trash could go either way. If someone loses a love letter--drops it on the ground--and someone else find it, it does seem an unintentional sharing. Or a subconscious will to share? I didn't do all I could do to earn the trash I used in my vispo, as a friend of mine picked it up and mailed it to me.


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