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!