In addition to an attempt to write a poem a day for National Poetry Month, I thought it would be cool to participate in this poetry giveaway being coordinated by Kelli Agodon. I’m a lurking reader of her blog, so here’s my way of coming out, “Hi, Kells!” (I feel like such a dork).
The giveaway will run through April 30th and I’ll announce the winners between May 1 (my birthday!) and May 3, and then ship to the lucky recipients. All you have to do to enter is comment on this post with your name and the title of the book you’d like to receive. Please link to your blog/website if you have one, too. If you don’t have a blog you can leave your e-mail address in the comment section (leave it in this format: myemail (at) gmail (dot) com to prevent spambots) OR just check in here from May 1-3 to see if you’ve won. I’ll assign everyone a number and use a random number generator or somehow get my cats involved in choosing.
Now for the good stuff, the books! I don’t have a book of my own yet (key word: yet!), so in the spirit of National Poetry Month I’ll give away books by my two of my favorite poets. These books will be hard to part with, but this is for the good cause of spreading poetry throughout the world: Lighthead, by Terrance Hayes and no surrender, by Ai.
For those not in the know: Lighthead won the 2010 National Book Award, y’all! I only wish I could also present Terrance Hayes to you so that he could give a reading in the privacy of your living room. He’s an amazing reader. Ok, enough gushing.
For more details about the contest, visit Kells’ blog here.
Happy National Poetry Month!