Archive for March 28, 2011

The Big Poetry Giveaway 2011

This year, I’m celebrating the Big Poetry Giveaway 2011 organized by the lovely and talented Kelli Russell Agodon.  Instead of two books, I will be giving away three!  All you have to do is leave a comment to let me know that you want your name thrown in a hat (or in a random number generator — I have to figure out how to use that!).  Make sure that you leave contact information, if you don’t have a blog!

Book Number One: The Forest of Sure Things (Tupelo Press 2010) by Megan Snyder-Camp.  Winner of the Tupelo Press/Crazyhorse Award, Megan Snyder-Camp’s surreal story of a new family settling into a remote village on the Northwest Coast.  Not a straight narrative of the past, this book is layered with contemporary looks at what it means to be a wife and mother in today’s world.  A great read!

Book Number Two: Find the Girl (Coffee House Press 2010) by Lightsey Darst.  If you are a fan of Temper by Beth Bachmann or I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl by Karyna McGlynn, Find the Girl may be for you! And besides, Darst’s book is one of the few poetry books to actually make the pages of Entertainment Weekly — can you believe that?!!!

Book Number Three: How the Crimes Happened (Cavankerry Press) by Dawn Potter.  Potter’s work was new to me, and I was glad I picked up her newest book, which is a great collection of works that explore loss and love in their complicated and often, frustrating forms.

Again, please leave a comment if you would liked to be entered!