The Big Poetry Giveaway! 2011

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 agoβ€”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 myselfI’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.

Good luck!

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.”

53 thoughts on “The Big Poetry Giveaway! 2011

  1. 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

  2. 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 πŸ™‚

  3. 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.Diane

  4. 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

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