Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The Big Poetry Giveaway!

The Big Poetry Giveaway! 2011

Kelli Russell Agodon started this project where poetry bloggers get together and give away poetry books for National Poetry Month and in the spirit of the "give away" and poetry I decided to participate.

How this works:

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, "Migratory Birds: New and Noted Poems," my first full-length collection of poetry, and Joy Harjo's wonderful collection, "In Mad Love and War."

A little note about myself: I identify as poet/activist and educator. In my "day jobs" I've literally worked in many fields, from farm worker to labor organizer, cultural worker/teacher, Human Resources director to editor. I've been writing since my early teens and can say in all honesty that my favorite "work" has been facilitating creative writing workshops for people of all ages. I believe that we all came to this earth with a purpose and it is our responsibility to honor ourselves and our ancestors by being the best we can be at all we endeavor to do.

Good luck!

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Link to the List of Participating Blogs...

And the guidelines on how to participate further, 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."


Susmita said...

Hurrah! I am the first to comment :) Please count me in!! Susmita (susmita.c01@gmail.com)


(Keeping fingers crossed!!)

Sandy Longhorn said...

Hello. I have and love the Harjo, but I'd appreciate a chance to win your book.

You can also stop by my blog for a chance at other books there.

Poet-Nerd said...

Please count me in! Thanks!

Andrew said...

Please count me in, and thanks so much for doing this! eldritch1313 at yahoo dot com

Renee said...

count me in!

opwfredericks said...

Please add me to your contest. You can contact me by posting on or entering my contest on my blog (address above). And thank you for participating in the contest and spreading the words of poetry.


Jo said...

Ooh, enter me please :)


Unknown said...

I would love a copy of these books and would reciprocate. I can mail a copy of a handmade artist's book: A Mother's War.

I'll keep my fingers crossed.


Unknown said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!
evfhanna gmail

Maureen said...

Great giveaways. Would be delighted to receive either. Thank you for participating.

Katie Cappello said...

Both look exciting. Please enter me!

Thank you.

Big Nine 7 said...

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

I want to be a winner!

russell.evatt (at) gmail (dot) com

Valerie said...

Either poetry volume look wonderful. Please enter me in this giveaway; and I have a poetry giveaway over at my blog as well!

valphia at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to be in your drawing. If you haven't been to my site yet, I am also giving away books: http://margoroby.wordpress.com
my email is: margoroby at gmail.com

tess duncan said...

Please count me in! Thank you! http://onehundredforks.blogspot.com/

Samuel Sargent said...

I'm glad I'm making it through the entire list of participants (albeit last minute) because your book strikes me as potentially the most interesting of several interesting books I've discovered thus far. I'd love to win a copy.