Anna Banana was a well-known mail artist, who put out VILE and did all kinds of Dadaesque performances. I met her through her collaborations with Bill Gaglione. She also put out this great book called Femail Art (see below).
I was included in this book, which came out in the summer of 1978. The ‘Contents’ page not only listed each artist’s name but their address! And so I could correspond with those I had not before – like Hannah Hoch and Yoko Ono.
I still have the returned missive I sent to Hoch, all carefully written in German, as she died right around the time I sent it. But I also still have other mail which did come way as a result of that book, like this card from Yoko.