Hello. No, this is not the usual Friday wrapup. That will come out in a couple of hours. This is to tell you of my participation in a National Poetry Month event. Last April for National Poetry Month many poet bloggers had a big poetry giveaway, where about 50 or so bloggers gave away 2 books each. The poet Kelli Agodon is the organizer again this year.
The official start of the Big Poetry Giveaway is now and will last through April 30, 2011.
I don’t have a chapbook [yet], but will offer an anthology, pay attention: a river of stones, published this past month by Fiona Robyn and Kaspalita. I have two poems in the anthology, which is a compilation of many small stones written by over 350 participants worldwide. The book is one of those that is lovely to pick up and open randomly, read a few stones, and put down again until the next time. The stones are an enjoyable read and the design of the book, lovely.
The second book is No Bones to Carry, an award winning collection by internationally published poet, James Penha, editor of the ezine New Verse News. I picked this book because its author is my friend and mentor. I have read almost all his poetry books [he also publishes fiction in the form of Indonesian folktales] and this is one of my favourites. His poems cannot fail to move you.
Leave a comment saying you would like to win a book and your email [so I can get in touch with you if you are one of the winners of the draw] in this post, anytime before the end of April, and at the end of the month, I will randomly choose two winners and mail them out the books. I shall put reminders in upcoming posts.
Make sure you enter your email when you leave a comment and note which book you would be interested in winning if you did win. I will pick two winners on May 1st.
25/03/2011 at 9:10 am
25/03/2011 at 9:11 am
Yay, back 🙂 You are my first!
25/03/2011 at 9:13 am
I assume that is your official I want in?
25/03/2011 at 9:20 am
Count me in, too!
25/03/2011 at 9:21 am
You are in. This is fun!
25/03/2011 at 4:36 pm
Me too. I’d love to win your giveaway.
25/03/2011 at 5:17 pm
You are on the list, Danica!
25/03/2011 at 10:09 pm
I am interested, too, Margo:)
26/03/2011 at 8:48 am
You are in, Pam!
26/03/2011 at 6:51 am
That is great.
Please put me in. These books sound both great. I really like the idea of the stones….
26/03/2011 at 9:11 am
Dhyan, you are in. The stones is a lovely book and the other extraordinary. I’ll keep in mind your preference…
26/03/2011 at 4:59 pm
Hi! I’d love a chance to win! 🙂
26/03/2011 at 8:52 pm
Will do. I have your name added 🙂
27/03/2011 at 3:31 pm
I’d love to win the “pay attention: a river of stones”….it sounds delightful! Please count me in!
27/03/2011 at 3:41 pm
Okay, Bethany. You’re in!
27/03/2011 at 3:52 pm
i’d love to win!
27/03/2011 at 3:55 pm
Okay, Renee. You are in the mix 🙂
27/03/2011 at 4:59 pm
Please add my name to the hopefuls!!
27/03/2011 at 9:25 pm
27/03/2011 at 7:04 pm
Count me in, I’d love the “stones” book. And what a great idea. I think I shall do this as well,
27/03/2011 at 9:24 pm
Hi, Elizabeth! You’re in and down for the “stones”.
28/03/2011 at 1:51 pm
Could you please add my name?
28/03/2011 at 1:56 pm
Absolutely, Carol. You are in.
28/03/2011 at 11:45 pm
Thanks for doing this! Count me in, please. Thanks!
29/03/2011 at 7:31 am
Okay, Kelley, you are in 🙂
29/03/2011 at 7:07 am
Beautiful prizes. I’d love to win the ‘No Bones to Carry’ book! Sounds fascinating, and thank you so much for hosting this.
29/03/2011 at 7:32 am
The “No Bones…” is wonderful. Your name is in, Ana
29/03/2011 at 7:07 am
Ah, what a wonderful give-away : ) we’re just linking to it on the river blog. And I’d love to win the other book… sounds marvellous…
29/03/2011 at 7:33 am
Oh, good. I was just wondering how to link it in to our group at WOWH. The other book is one of Jack’s best. I’m excited that I have one to give away.
29/03/2011 at 7:16 am
both books sound great and alluring; I’d like a river of stones 🙂
29/03/2011 at 7:34 am
A river of stones is lovely and I have you down for it, Britta.
29/03/2011 at 9:43 am
I would love to win the penha book. I live in wales though, don’t know if postage is a problem.
29/03/2011 at 10:58 am
I would love to win River of Stones!!!
Thanks for the chance!
29/03/2011 at 11:44 am
You are welcome, Tina!
29/03/2011 at 11:52 am
What I wonderful idea – add me to the list please.
29/03/2011 at 11:59 am
It is, isn’t it? I have you, Libby.
29/03/2011 at 7:47 pm
I would love to win either of these!
29/03/2011 at 8:09 pm
Okay, Gale. I have you down.
29/03/2011 at 10:53 pm
I have tossed my hat
into the poetry ring.
Will you pick it up?
30/03/2011 at 7:35 am
With such a charming request, how can I not? Your hat is picked up, Judy.
30/03/2011 at 10:37 am
pay attention: a river of stones looks lovely and I’d love to read it, free or otherwise.
30/03/2011 at 10:47 am
Well, if you don’t win, Bryce, I can tell you where to order it!
01/04/2011 at 4:18 am
I would love to get the anthology “… The River of Stones”.
01/04/2011 at 7:57 am
Okay, Luce, I have you down 🙂
01/04/2011 at 11:25 am
Yes please! Count me in.
01/04/2011 at 11:32 am
You are counted, Laura.
02/04/2011 at 2:42 am
What a lovely giveaway. Count me in please! I would be happy with either book but I guess ‘pay attention: a river of stones’ would be most appropriate as I’m taking her April e-course.
02/04/2011 at 9:00 am
This is my first time and I love the idea. You are in, Kat.
02/04/2011 at 5:55 pm
I’ve read about the small stones elsewhere – I’d love to see the whole book of them! Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!
evfhanna at gmail
02/04/2011 at 6:02 pm
Okay, Ev. You are in.
02/04/2011 at 8:02 pm
Please add me to the contest!
sandy dot 40 dot longhorn gmail
02/04/2011 at 9:11 pm
You are added, Sandy.
02/04/2011 at 9:07 pm
Please add me to your contest.
02/04/2011 at 9:09 pm
You are added.
02/04/2011 at 11:12 pm
03/04/2011 at 12:37 am
03/04/2011 at 12:31 am
This sounds nice! I’m always game to give it a shot (for No Bones…. Thank you!
12/04/2011 at 9:37 pm
You are entirely welcome 🙂
Andrew Albert J. Ty
03/04/2011 at 4:33 am
Thanks for doing this! If I win, I’d like a copy of the James Penha title. Cheers!
03/04/2011 at 9:00 am
The James Penha it will be, should you win!
03/04/2011 at 1:41 pm
Please add me to your drawing list!
03/04/2011 at 2:01 pm
Done. You are added 🙂
04/04/2011 at 3:50 pm
Enter me please! And thanks for swinging by my blog to enter, as well!
04/04/2011 at 3:53 pm
You are entered and you are welcome!
04/04/2011 at 8:04 pm
I am quite interested in the second book (since I have my copy of River of Stones already 😉 …
linksfreude (at) gmail
04/04/2011 at 8:07 pm
Okay, I have you down. It is a wonderful collection.
05/04/2011 at 12:35 pm
Please count me in! Thanks so much for doing this.
05/04/2011 at 12:36 pm
Okay, Nandini. You are counted.
06/04/2011 at 2:58 pm
Hi Margo, yes please! Count me in — I’d love to win either book. Thanks,
06/04/2011 at 3:13 pm
Okay, Matt. You’re in.
Colleen O'Neill Conlan
06/04/2011 at 5:21 pm
Thanks so much for the chance to win. Generous poet!
06/04/2011 at 5:30 pm
Kind words. Thank you, Colleen.
Mary Virginia Cooley
06/04/2011 at 7:42 pm
I’d love to get in on the giveaway – my name is Mary Virginia Cooley and my email address is mcooley(at)gustavus.edu! Happy National Poetry Month!
06/04/2011 at 8:06 pm
Okay, Mary. Welcome aboard.
07/04/2011 at 4:30 pm
Count me in as well! Thanks much.
07/04/2011 at 4:32 pm
Okay, Cati. Done.
13/04/2011 at 5:31 pm
Both seem fascinating. I love the concept of poetry as stones to be picked up. I’d like to be entered for either! Thanks for doing this giveaway.
13/04/2011 at 5:33 pm
Okay, Valerie. I have you down.
15/04/2011 at 9:59 am
Please include me in your giveaway. Thanks for doing this.
Please, also, everybody come over to my place and sign up for MY giveaway.
15/04/2011 at 11:23 am
Okay, Sherry. I have you. Now I’ll come visit.
20/04/2011 at 11:51 am
http://russellevatt.blogspot.com/ is my poetry and performance blog.
Choose me! I want to win No Bones to Carry.
russell.evatt at gmail.com
20/04/2011 at 12:27 pm
You’re in with 41 other people, Russell, so we’ll see 🙂
22/04/2011 at 3:33 pm
Please add me to the drawing. What fun!
22/04/2011 at 4:22 pm
You are added, Michael. And I think it is fun, too. I will be drawing the winners next Saturday and announcing on the following Monday.
23/04/2011 at 5:55 pm
i’d love to win either book actually – but put me down for the Stones- and i hope i win!
23/04/2011 at 8:42 pm
Okay, I have you down!
26/04/2011 at 9:13 pm
I’d be very happy to win either book, as I only began to build my poetry collection this year, thus it is immensely sparse. If I must choose, I’ll go with the anthology.
26/04/2011 at 9:33 pm
Happy to have you in the draw, Samuel. The anthology is lovely, but if you are building a collection, I admit I would recommend the other, but it’s up to you. I’ll put you down for the anthology.
30/04/2011 at 7:35 pm
Please add me to the drawing! Thanks
30/04/2011 at 8:26 pm
Made it just in time, Michael.
30/04/2011 at 10:15 pm
Please add me. Thanks.
01/05/2011 at 8:39 am
Cutting it a bit close, but I have you, Steve.