Kelli Russell Agodon started this nifty project where a bunch of poetry bloggers get together and give away poetry books for National Poetry Month! The idea was so cool I decided to participate.
How this works:
1. I’m giving away two books. If you want to win these books, please leave a comment on this post with a link back to your blog/website OR leave your email address (if you don’t have a blog/website). The giveaway runs from now until April 30. On May 1, 2, or 3, I will be randomly drawing one name from the list of people who commented and that person will be the winner! I will mail two poetry books to you for free!
Here are the two books I’m giving away:
Uncommon Refrains by Gregory W. Randall, published by The Lives You Touch Publications. Why this book? Because it’s fantastic. I wrote a review of this book a little while ago—to read it click here.
Cloud Studies – a sonnet sequence by Christine Klocek-Lim (yeah, that’s me), published by Whale Sound Audio Chapbooks. Why this book? Because Kelli says to give away one favorite book of poems, and then give away one of your own. This book is available free on the internet, but Whale Sound also published a print version and I’d like to give someone the opportunity to hold that in their hands. It’s a book of sonnets. If you’d like to read Nic’s process notes about my chapbook (she’s the editor/publisher), click here.
2. A little note about myself: I’m a poet. I’m really terrible when it comes to writing about myself, so no clever bio here. I’d love to say that I’ve worked in the circus, been a professional surfer, or lived on the Appalachian trail for a year with no shelter, but alas, I’ve done none of those things because I’m afraid of heights, hate to swim, and there is no way I’m going to live in the woods with no access to a porcelain tub for longer than one night. However, I have been a technical writer, an editor, a proofreader, and a novelist. I’ve won a few awards and had some stuff published a few places. If you’re really curious, click here for my bio and here for my list of publications.
BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY! The list is at Kelli’s blog:
Link to the List of Blogs Participating…
Here are the rules, via Kelli’s site ~ Book of Kells:
“The goal is to share our favorite poets with others as well as to visit different blogs and see who others are reading. There is also a benefit for those who participate as it will bring people to your blog and share your work and/or the work of a favorite poet with them.”
Christine– Glad to see you participating! Sign up for your drawing!
i'd love to win!www.thisquiethour.blogspot.com
Hey,great way to come and 'know' you.Count me in.thank you,D!
Kelli, Renee, & D, you're on the list!
Nice to meet you. I'd love to win your email@example.com
I think my favourite part of this is meeting new poets. I would love to be entered in your draw.Here's my giveaway http://margoroby.wordpress.com/email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Danica and Margo, nice to meet you too! You're on the list.
I'd love to win these books! :)jo.tee35ATgmailDOTcom
I'd love to win! bkosten AT gmail DOT com Thank you for the opportunity!
Very cool idea!!
I like poems. Yes I do.
I'd love to be in this drawing!Thanks!Carol Berghttp://carolbergpoetry.blogspot.com/
Jo, Bethany, Flash Paper Poetry, Benjamin, and Carol, you're on the list!
I nearly forgot to comment on this!Count me in. 🙂
I'm intrigued by your choices…
The poem that got me hooked…the first one I remember, was "My November Guest" by Robert Frost…the title of your blog made me think of it.Thanks for the chance to win.ecarian at yahoo.com
Brigita, Desiree, Gale, you're on the list!
I love that idea of poets also giving away their books! I will surely be participating next time! I like the sound of your poetry book. I await to see the results. A very happy spring 🙂
If i win, I'll pass your book on to someone else, because I've already got my copy! email@example.com
I would love to win a book of firstname.lastname@example.orgI blog at lucezolna.blogspot.com
I'd love to be entered please.I am also participating: http://www.barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com
Please enter me as well…thanks and happy Poetry Month!
Count me in! http://dearouterspace.blogspot.com/Yay!
Please consider me in your drawing, and stop by to enter mine, if you fancy any of the titles I have listed.
Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!evfhanna at gmail
Please sign me up! Feel free to stop by my blog for another chance to win.
Thanks for doing this! Please count me in. I keep a blog at http://editionsofyou.wordpress.com although I think this comment will also link to my email address. Again, thanks1
What a generous thing to do. With gratitude and confidence that your kindness will come back to you, peace and all good, in writing and in life.Dianehttp://www.dmsolis.blogspot.com
Please enter me, too. Like the others I love getting to know new poetssherry (at) sherrychandler.com
Please add me to your list!
Count me in! Thanks so much for doing this!www.tawnyshagreene.blogspot.com
Add me please? 🙂
Trulyana, Risa, Luce, Barry, Katie, Laura, Justin, Evelyn, Sandy, Andrew, Diane, Sherry, Renkath, Tawnysha, Joseph: you're all on the list! Thank you so much for stopping by.
Please count me in! Thanks so much!
Me, too! 🙂
So glad for a chance to win and to check out your blog. Thank you! email@example.com
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!
Count me in! http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Christine, Happy National Poetry Month! I'd love the opportunity to win a print edition of your book. Sincerely, Theresa (theresamacnaughtonatgmaildotcom)
Nandini, Cati, Colleen, Mary, Tess, Theresa, you're all on the list!
I have your app on my iPhone — it's been on there for a while :-)!I'd love to be entered in your giveaway, thank you.valphia at aol dot com
I just discovered your blog yesterday and referred to it in my blog today. I'm excited to participate in your giveaway. What a great idea!http://carolsteel5050.blogspot.com
Valerie and Carol, you're on the list! Thank you so much for your kind words about my poetry. 🙂
Choose me! russell.evatt at gmail.comAnd here's my poem/performance bloghttp://russellevatt.blogspot.com/
I would love to win a poetry book!Alan
i would love to win a poetry book!ALan
I love this!herron.sophia at gmail.comThanks!
Russell & Sophia you're on the list! Anonymous/Alan–> I need an email address or blog url to put you on the list.
Having recently decided to expose myself to a greater depth of poetry (having spent the first three decades in the shallow end), I really appreciate The Big Poetry Giveaway as an opportunity to potentially receive books I would likely never have encountered otherwise. My only complaint is that there are so many awesome participants that I'm not going to be able to come up with original comments for all of the email@example.com
Samuel, excellent! You're on the list.
Please sign me up!
I'd love to win! jwithington [at] gmail [dot] com!
I'd love to be entered! Thanks so much!