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Poetry Book Giveaway

Continuing with the theme of Poetry and all things Random, I am participating in the Poetry Book Giveaway that poet Kelli Russel Agodon started.  It is an ingenious idea.  Basically, you comment at the bottom of this post if you would like to be in the RANDOM drawing (with the help of random.org) on May 1st  to receive one of the following books of poetry.

First is the collection, LETTERS TO THE WORLD, which is an anthology of poems by the writers that make up the WOMPO (Women’s Poetry) listserv.   It’s international and filled with some uber-notable poets…I am proud to say that one of my poems is included within as well.  It is simply an outstanding collection of contemporary women’s poetry.  454 pages of good stuff!

The second book is by one of my all-time favorite poets, Octavio Paz.  I wrote a critical paper as part of the requirements for Antioch’s MFA program on just ONE poem by Paz (Piedra de Sol).  It led me to read almost everything he wrote.  This petite book, A TALE OF TWO GARDENS, is a collection of his poems written while he was living in India as ambassador to Mexico.  You can see that he was really a student of the world.  Paz is one of my strongest influences and the reason I have written poems in the voice of La Malinche (the woman who fell in love with Cortez and is often blamed for the fall of the Aztecs).  This is a great collection for anyone with an interest in poetry that immerses itself in sensation and experiences in the body.  He was one of the great sensualists.

What to do if you would like to be a part of the drawing:

1) Please comment on this post.

2) Be sure to include your name and a way to contact you (email is best).

3) Include the title of the book you would like to receive if you have a preference.

4) If you are one of the lucky winners, I will contact you and get more details on where to ship the book…I pay shipping!

21 thoughts on “Poetry Book Giveaway”

  1. I am happy to meet an Antioch alum here via Kelli’s project. I taught in the MFA program from 2001 – 2005. Your site is gorgeous! Count me in!


  2. Hi there, thanks for offering these great reads, I would love to be in the drawing! You can contact me at malleryk [at] gmail [dot] com or on my blog, where I too am giving away two poetry books at the end of the month: Improvisations


  3. Winning either book would be wonderful, but I’m intrigued by the Letters to the World collection. Thanks for offering this give-away!

    valerie (at) lifeisapatchworkquilt.com


  4. Please enter me – I would be thrilled to have either book. Thanks.

    mollycspencer (at) gmail (dot) com


  5. Hi! I’m a contributor to Letters to the World, so I have a copy of that one already. : ) But please enter me for a copy of the Paz!


  6. Please drop my name into the hat too! I also already have Letters to the World but would love a copy of Paz’s book.



  7. Thank you so much for this opportunity – such a great idea! I produce the Vermont Poetry Newsletter & Poetry Event Calendar, so if I’m lucky enough to be a winner, I’ll give your site a mention! (Letters to the World, please.) Ron Lewis


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