Sunday, March 27, 2011

Big Poetry Giveaway

I’m participating in the Big Poetry Giveway 2011 initiated by Kelli Russell Agodon at her blog, Book of Kells.  This is to usher in and help celebrate National Poetry Month this April!

If you are a poet who wants to participate, click here for Kelli’s instructions.  If you are a poetry reader, see Kelli’s post here, to sign up for the books she is giving away, and look to the left at her blog to see what other poets are participating.  Comment here on my post (or any post in April) if you want to enter a drawing for the books I am giving away.

Poets will be giving away two books and will pay the postage to mail them anywhere in the world.  We give away one of our own books and also a book (new or gently used) by a favorite poet. 

So here is what I’m giving away:

My poetry chapbook Broken Sonnets (Finishing Line Press, 2009), a set of poems that “break” the sonnet form in various ways because the subject matter of the poem is about some kind of breakage or fragmentation.  There are poems of grief (“Damage,” “Roof Leak, Mima Calls”), of joy (“A Perfect World,” “Here in Paradise”), and of daily, human life.

In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare, edited by David Starkey and Paul J. Willis (University of Iowa Press, 2005), first edition, first printing, new, shrink-wrapped!  Shakespeare is one of my favorite poets of all time, and In a Fine Frenzy includes poems by Marvin Bell, J. P. Dancing Bear, Kathleen Lynch, Charles Harper Webb, Eva Hooker, Cecilia Woloch, Ken Pobo, Sherod Santos, and many more (including me, which is why I have this extra copy!)

Bonus gift:

October, by Louise Gluck, Quarternote Chapbook Series #3 (Sarabande Books, 2004), first edition, saddle stapled.  Gluck is one of my favorites—especially her book The Wild Iris—and I have two copies of October because a poet friend gave me one for my birthday and I had at some point gotten myself a copy.  So I am keeping the gift and giving away this very gently used copy, along with the other 2 books.

So, if you want to enter the drawing, leave a comment here with your name, and I will write it on a slip of paper and put it in a basket to draw out randomly in early May.  (Look for the winner announcement here in my blog on May 1, 2, or 3.) Once I announce the winner, he or she should then leave me a comment with mailing address (which I will record but not publish to the world), and I will send the books out that week!

You can also comment on any post here during the month of April, leaving your name and saying you want to participate in the Poetry Giveaway, and I will put your name in the basket!

81 comments:

Collagemama said...

Sounds fun. I'd like to have my name, Nancy Ruder, on a slip of paper.

Kathleen said...

Yay! You are in the basket, Nancy! It is a recycled cherry tomato basket. Plus, the paper slips are blue and also recycled (from some kind of poetry disaster).

Maureen said...

Great giveaways, Kathleen. Please include me.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Maureen, and you're in the basket!

Erin said...

Goodness, those are some fabulous books you're giving away. Please enter me. I'm taking part on my blog as well, if you want to win something by either Peggy Shumaker or Annie Finch!

Renee said...

i'd love to read those books, please include me in the drawing!

Kathleen said...

Erin, you are in the basket! Thanks for the heads-up on your giveaway, too!

Kathleen said...

You're in, Renee!

Anonymous said...

Don't put me in the basket. It would be embarrassing if you drew my name. I already have Broken Sonnets, so let's spread the wealth. Great idea. Such fun.
Love, Mom

Flash Paper Poetry said...

Oh please add my name!!

Kathleen said...

Hi, Mom! Click the link to Kelli's blog and see the whole list! You can sign up on somebody's blog for different free books!

Kathleen said...

OK, Flash Paper Poetry! You are there!

Jo said...

Ooh, this sounds great! I'd love to be entered :)

jo.tee35ATgmailDOTcom
-Jo

Kathleen said...

Jo, your name is on a blue slip in the basket!

Molly said...

Please enter me, Kathleen. Thanks. mollycspencer (at) gmail (dot) com

P.S. I found your blog through Sandy Longhorn's blog -- I really enjoy it.

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Would love to be entered.

Thank you.
Jessica
www.jessicagoodfellow.com

Kathleen said...

Molly and Jessica, you are in the basket. It is fun and exciting to keep writing names on these blue slips and folding them up to look the same! Then I shake them around a little like cherry tomatoes!

baobabpapers said...

You're very welcome to add mine too. Lovely idea.

http://essayings.wordpress.com.

Kathleen said...

You're in, baobabpapers!

utopianfragments said...

hey,
please throw me in

(and you can press on my link to join in my hat)

Kathleen said...

OK, Utopian, you are thrown in! I am just now re-reading Brave New World, which is dystopian!

Kristin said...

Please add my name to the drawing! I'll be doing one too, but I probably won't create that post until later in the week.

Thanks!
Kristin

Kathleen said...

Delighted to add you to the drawing, Kristin, and I'm glad you'll be participating in the giveaway, too!

Carol said...

Please enter my name as well.
Thanks!
Carol
http://carolbergpoetry.blogspot.com/

Kathleen said...

Carol, you are in the basket, and I've thrown my name in at your blog, too!

Karen J. Weyant said...

Please throw my name in, too! Thanks so much!

Karen

Kathleen said...

You're in, Karen!

margoroby said...

What a gorgeous trio of books. Please add my name to the pile.

Kathleen said...

You are in, Margo, and I'm glad to see you are participating, too! Congrats on being in the River of Stones anthology!

Susan Rich said...

Glad to be your partner in crime on this project, Kathleen. Please toss my name in the random generator! My blog thealchemistskitchen.blogspot,com is also conducting a poetry giveaway.

Kathleen said...

You are in, Susan, and I love the books/poems at your blog!

Desiree. said...

Please include me!

Kathleen said...

You are now a blue slip, Desiree, as well as a human being!

Gale said...

Oh, I am fascinated by all three of these. Of all the ones yet I think these are the ones I'd most like to win. I love poems that respond to other poems (when I'm familiar with both...but Shakepear is public domain and easy to look up the references.

And the Broken Sonnets...I would love to see how she works with and around this form. Poetry is one of the few places where poets often use the language by breaking it...communicate meaning by going outside the bounds of traditional grammar and form.

Glad to meet you!

poetry.windhavenweb.com

ecarian at yahoo dot com

Kathleen said...

Got you in the basket, Gale! Yes, a nice thing about the Shakespeare anthology is that the poems stand on their own as poems, and also relate to Shakespeare. So there's one kind of pleasure from the poem itself, and an added pleasure if you know the reference.

Jessica Yopp said...

Could you please throw my name in the basket as well? Thanks!

Kathleen said...

Jessica, you are in the basket! And the basket is shaken, not stirred!

Danica said...

I'd love to win those. Count me in.
danicagrunert AT yahoo DOT ca

Kathleen said...

Danica, you are in the basket! It's almost full, so if it overflows, I will get a bigger basket!

Trulyana said...

Great collection there of books! I am particularly drawn to your book, and the October one. Sounds very interesting.
Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Much appreciated.

risaden said...

me too!

risaden@gmail

Kathleen said...

Risa and Trulyana, you are in the basket. I am delighted to say I am going to have to cut up more little blue slips and get a bigger basket!

Sandy Longhorn said...

Hey, please put me in the mix!

opwfredericks said...

Please add me to your contest. You can contact me by posting on or entering my contest on my blog:
http://www.opwfredericks.com/archives/172
-or-
You can contact me on Facebook: Opw Fredericks

Anonymous said...

Thank you for participating! Please count me in! Deborah A. at 32 Poems http://www.32poems.com/blog

Andrew said...

Thanks so much for doing this. Please count me in! (eldritch1313 at yahoo dot com)

Kathleen said...

You are all in, dears! Isn't this fun?!

renkath said...

Please add my name to your list for the giveaway. (I am giving away, too)...

Kathleen said...

OK, you are entered as "renkath" and if you win I will ask for address & full name...later. Don't worry about it for now!

Tawnysha Greene said...

Count me in! Thanks so much for doing this!
www.tawnyshagreene.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Please put me in the running!
sweets_sassy1979@yahoo.com

Sincerely,
Sue

Kathleen said...

You're in, Sue!

Nandini said...

Please count me in! Thanks! Nandini

Kathleen said...

OK, Nandini, you are in the basket!!

Mary Virginia Cooley said...

I'd love to get in on the giveaway - my name is Mary Virginia Cooley and my email address is mcooley(at)gustavus.edu! Happy National Poetry Month!

Kathleen said...

Mary Virginia, you are in!!

newzoopoet said...

Please allow me to participate in your drawing. Thank you! newzoopoet@aol.com

Kathleen said...

Newzoopoet, you are in the basket!

catiporter.com said...

Count me in as well! Thanks much.

Kathleen said...

You are in the basket, Cati Porter! Glad you are doing the giveaway, too!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Kathleen, Happy National Poetry Month. It's a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for offering up such wonderful works. I would love to be included! Sincerely, Theresa (theresamacnaughtonatgmaildotcom)

Kathleen said...

OK, Theresa! I got you in the basket!

threecreditsatatime said...

Please enter my name. I love that you're doing this with actual slips of paper in an actual basket...so old school! Thank you!
colleenDOToDOTconlanATgmailDOTcom

Kathleen said...

And then, because the basket is getting so full, Colleen, I will dump everything into a gray hat to shake the slips around!!

Valerie said...

If I win, include my slip in the shipment -- would like to see what the "recycled Poetry" on the back is! thanks for doing this giveaway.

Kathleen said...

Valerie, you are in! But the slips are the blank leftovers, with the text disaster recycled in other ways!

jama said...

Thanks for this generous giveaway, Kathleen. Please enter me!

http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com/525582.html

DJ Vorreyer said...

Count me in please!!!

Kathleen said...

ok, jama, you are in...

Kathleen said...

You are in, Donna, and have caused the cutting of more strips of recycled blue paper!

Sherry said...

Please put my name in the pot. And please drop by my place and sign up for my giveaway.

Kathleen said...

You, bet, Sherry!

Big Nine 7 said...

http://russellevatt.blogspot.com/ is my poetry and performance blog.

I want to be a winner!

russell.evatt at gmail.com

Kathleen said...

Russell, you are in the basket!

Anonymous said...

want to participate in the Poetry Giveaway
Alan K
luckywow1@yahoo.com

Kathleen said...

OK, Alan K! You are in!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Kathleen. Hope it isn't to late to participate in the Poetry Giveaway. My name is Sonny Fuentes. Hope I win.

Kathleen said...

You are now a blue slip in the basket, Sonny, as well as your own true self!

SarahJane said...

Count me in, coming under the wire.

Michael said...

Please add me to your drawing! Thanks

Kathleen said...

Sarah Jane and Michael, I got you in the basket. Just got home, so I will do the drawing shortly and announce it tonight or tomorrow.

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