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Monday, April 9, 2012

Big Poetry Giveaway


Hello. I hope this note finds you well.

Molly has just brought the Big Poetry Giveaway to my attention and I quite like the idea. I have decided to join in and give away two books of poetry.

Would you like one?

The giveaway has officially begun and will run through midnight PST, April 30th, 2012.

I will be giving away two books.

1) The Recent History of Middle Sand Lake by Molly Sutton Kiefer
2) Blizzard of One by Mark Strand

Reading poetry is always a good idea, but I seem especially drawn to it in the spring. I purchased Molly's chapbook close to this time last year and just finished reading this book of Mark Strand poems. Two beautifully moving collections by two gifted poets.

Simply leave a comment below and I will select two winners during the week of May 1st. 

+++  update May 1, 2012  +++
The giveaway is now closed and the two selected recipients have been contacted.  Thank you for your participation.

31 comments:

  1. Denise: I had to do a double take on the image! Poetry is my refuge, there is something about it that grabs my soul and makes it spin and move and then pause, unlike anything else. It was a big companion growing up , and now it's a lovely friend, than sits quietly next to me when i need it. I am not familiar with these poets you mention: of course, would love to be introduced to them (whether I win or not, I will look for more on them at the library)

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  2. I recently read some of Strand's "Blizzard of One" out loud to my youngest at bedtime. He sank into sleep listening to the sounds and images.

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  3. great idea! i drifted a bit away from poetry in the last years so this would be perfect to jump back in!

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  4. What a wonderful idea! I think I'll head to my library and see if I can check out these books- just in case some other lucky person wins.
    Thanks for sharing, Denise.

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  5. i agree... spring is such a magical time for poetry.

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  6. Spring is the season that inspires me the most and a good poem to read on a rainy spring afternoon wit a cup of tea sitting in my favorite chair...AHHHHHHHH thanks for the chance to win...emurgajackson@yahoo.com...e*

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  7. i love how i always find out about new (to me) books on your blog!

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  8. Happy to join in! I'm doing it, too!

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  9. Aw, Denise, how sweet! I suppose I don't need to win a copy of my own chapbook, but I'd love to be in the running for the Strand. xo

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  10. Would love to join in! Jessica at www.jessicagoodfellow.com

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  11. count me in - although I'm a little wary of having more books added to the toppling tower by my bed...

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  12. please add me to the list--lovely blog too, by the way--Renee Emerson www.thisquiethour.blogspot.com

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  13. i'd love to be included! thanks!

    robertkc@whitman.edu

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  14. Hi, Denise! Please enter me in the contest!

    Allyson Whipple
    whipplea[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. I love the thought of more poetry circulating around. A poetry book in the post would make for a good day.

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  16. Thanks for doing this!

    Andrew Ty
    eldritch00 at gmail dot com

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  17. Wow. Free poetry? This is an excellent idea. I would love to have Blizzard of One.

    Thanks.

    annaveldt[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. Poetry... Daniel finds it amusing that I can recite Resume by Dorothy Parker...in the voice of Jennifer Jason Leighs doing DP ;^)

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  19. found it... makes me giggle every time.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Ip47PpiVs

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    1. Awesome. I've always liked Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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  20. Thanks for doing this. Please count me in. Nandini Dhar

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  21. Thanks for doing this. Please count me in. Nandini Dhar

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  22. Count me in!

    Tara Mae Mulroy
    taramaemulroy@gmail.com

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  23. Me too! Count me in.

    Michael Wells

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  24. this is such a lovely idea!thanks for taking part in it. best from berlin,anja

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  25. I'm in, and with a Mark Strand story. I attended a reading of his in 1971 at Vanderbilt University. In those days, he had graying wavy hair and wore an eye patch. He had a dark, wry sense of humor. Before reading "Sleeping with One Eye Open," he noted,"an apparent impossibility for some of us."

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  26. Please enter me, as well. Thanks!

    mollycspencer at gmail dot com

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  27. I'd like to enter.

    Stephen S. Mills
    stephenscott22@gmail.com

    www.stephensmills.com

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  28. A bit last-minute, but if it's not too late... :)

    Joseph Harker
    linksfreude@gmail.com
    namingconstellations.wordpress.com

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