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: 185
Latest Activity: on Friday

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 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 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 DKULT on September 10, 2011 at 4:01pm

Great link Helen-such a fantastic idea for an exhibit! That would be really interesting to photocopy trash finds onto large sheets of paper and compile with others around the world

hope you guys have a good weekend 

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on September 10, 2011 at 12:08am

Katerina's beautiful trashpo book belongs over here, which I blogged yesterday along with ten thousand other people's posts. A couple images below, and the rest of the post, with more pix, can be found right here .

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on September 9, 2011 at 11:58pm

Yah, you know you'd end up buying it for $1.57. Unless it's one of those weeks when you need to feed your family.

Interesting title by Neil G, to say the least.

Comment by DKULT on September 9, 2011 at 11:47pm

Thank you Nancy.  Neil Gordon had a great title for that canpo piece:


"Mans existential exsistence and the quagmire of hate"

(the impossibility of litter in the mind of the consumer)


I think this could be a big hit if you posted it on ebay. 

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on September 9, 2011 at 9:15pm
These are really beautiful, Diane! Extra.
Comment by DKULT on September 9, 2011 at 9:09pm

Some envelopes made with some work trash sent to be by Angie and some made from Nancy's trash (one of her many fantastic lists) and another piece using vellum work trash from Angie. Angie also sent me a bunch of stuff including pieces of maps. The trash swap has been a great challenge working with materials of someone elses' choosing.

Nancy, you should make a whole series like that of squished can art. I'd love to see them go for thousands by someone who would read way too deeply into its meaning. Squished cans across the universe

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on September 9, 2011 at 9:06pm
What a riot, Helen doing that! Helen, you listening? That's a riot. It's interesting, being so immediately drawn to trashpo via Diane just a short time ago, and then realizing you've been picking up the stuff for years and even sometimes doing something with it. It is good to have a name for it. Collectors need to at least feel a little bit organized mentally, and names help that.
Comment by DKULT on September 9, 2011 at 8:55pm
Too cool Erni. Excellent squashed can trashpo-very inspired with the wire wrapping. What I loved about Helen's squashed can is that she sent me a life sized picture of it as she said she couldn't part with the original.
Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on September 9, 2011 at 7:16pm
Diane's squashed can from Helen reminded me of this trashpo that's been on the wall here for two years. Just fell in love with it, had to give it a fancy home. Don't you love parking lots. (Bad scan):
Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on September 7, 2011 at 7:17pm
You are lucky, then, Erni ~ I have never seen one in real life. Nice photos, thanks.

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