Thursday, March 18, 2010

National Poetry Month Book Give Away--My Offering

Kelli Russell Agodon came up with such a cool idea on her blog that I knew I had to participate. Here are the details: leave a comment with this post, and you'll be entered. You have until April 30, 2010 to leave a comment, thus entering yourself in the contest. On May 1, I'll put all the names in a soup pot (because I'm low tech that way), and select 2 lucky winners to receive a book, which I'll mail at my own expense. Make sure that your blog comment gives me some way to reach you (a blog profile or link or an e-mail address--no need to leave more personal information). Those of you reading on Facebook will need to migrate over to my blog to leave a comment at this post: http://kristinberkey-abbott.blogspot.com/2010/03/national-poetry-month-book-give-away-my.html



What books might you win? One is the earliest book of poetry that I fell in love with and wrote about a few days ago, but don't worry--you'll get a new copy, which is being shipped to me, even as I type.

Actually, the first volume of poetry I fell in love with was Nikki Giovanni's My House. I was a counselor at a Girl Scout camp, and this volume was on the bookshelf. I read it again and again during the summer of 1984. But it didn't really affect me profoundly, the way that Marge Piercy's The Moon is Always Female did.



The other book I'm giving away is my chapbook, which I'll be happy to autograph for you.





36 comments:

Dale said...

Me me me!!!

Sandy Longhorn said...

K. I already have both books, but thanks for stopping by my blog to play along: http://sandylonghorn.blogspot.com/2010/03/napomo-book-giveaway-yall-come.html

I'm so thankful Kelli started this!

Carol said...

This is great! This April is sure to be one of the best poetry months.
Thanks for doing this!
BergCaro@gmail.com

Kells said...

sign me up!

drew said...

Kristin,
How interesting -- Nikki Giovanni and Marge Piercy were my early poetic influences, too.

While I have the Piercy book, I would love to read/win yours!

Thanks! (and thanks, also, for stopping by my blog)

Eldritch00 said...

Thanks for this! (Advanced) Happy NaPoWriMo!

Diane Lockward said...

me too!

Stephanie Suesan Smith, Ph.D. said...

Thank you for doing this. Please toss my hat in the ring.

sunt_lacrimae_rerum said...

Panhandling for poetry here! Please do add me to your list of potential winners.
I appreciate it!

Pat said...

Kristin, I discovered your blog because I was looking for information about you to put beside Heaven on Earth in my Poems by Heart journal. A poetry-loving friend and I have decided to memorize a poem-a-week and this week I selected Heaven on Earth. I was happy to find your contest and even happier to have the chance to tell you how much I enjoy the images and humor in this poem. I will enjoy learning it this week. Thank you for writing it and thank you for the contest. Pat Brisson
patbrisson51@gmail.com

jublke said...

Awesome! I am having so much fun visiting everyone's blogs for this poetry giveaway! Be sure to drop by mine, too, at Stars in my Sugar Bowl.

Michael said...

Please enter me. Thank you!

Suzanne said...

Me too!

Maureen said...

Piercy is one of my favorites. "The Moon Is Always Female" is wonderful.

I'm delighted to find your site via the give-away.

Benita said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. And happy national poetry month.

Many thanks.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Valerie said...

Thanks to Kelli for organizing this; and thank you for being generous in this giveaway. I hope I win something!

teabird said...

Marge Piercy is an amazing writer - Woman on the Edge of Time never grows old - and I haven't read this collection. Nor your chapbook. I'd love to read both... Thank you!

melanie

teabird17 atyahoodotcom

joannejohns said...

Yay! I love giveaways :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate Poetry Month! Please be consider me...I'd love to be entered:
theresamacnaughton@gmail.com
Sincerely, Theresa

Totalfeckineejit said...

Cool Kristin, count me in!

Carl Palmer said...

Please put my name in the hat

Anonymous said...

My mom always said I'd end up in the soup, so toss me in the pot! Thanks, Kelley kjhbunny@yahoo.com

Jé Maverick said...

Thanks for the pportunity, and for your generosity, Kristin. Please consider my name for the draw. Warmest regards. :)

jemaverick [at] gmail [dot] com
http://www.jemaverick.com/

Kim said...

Hello, Kristin! I loved getting your correspondence while I was at Hambidge. Now I am happy to see that you're participating in the giveaway, and I am not surprised to find you among this group of very generous writers. I am sending you my best wishes--I hope you are well, and writing well.

Kim Roberts
beltway.poetry@juno.com

MEHope said...

Poetry is always an inspiration!
Thanks,
MEHope
fish_trappe AT yahoo.com

Frogtown said...

Sounds very cool. Count me in.

frogtown (at) gmail.com

Lindsay said...

Fingers Crossed!
Thanks very much :)

lindsay.veenstra(at)gmail(dot)come

Sherry said...

Please include me

sherry (at) sherrychandler (dot) com

Ronald said...

Thank you so much for this opportunity - such a great idea! I produce the Vermont Poetry Newsletter & Poetry Event Calendar, so am looking forward to promoting your book, if I'm lucky enough to be a winner! Ron Lewis

Tara Mae said...

me me!

Sam said...

thank you for your generosity!

boydst@plu.edu

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

those books sound wonderful!

stacylynnmar@yahoo.com

Con said...

Great to see another person participating in this generous giveaway!

cj.anythingeverythingnothing@gmail.com

Ron said...

::Leaping onto the pile:: I, too, was influenced early on by Marge Piercy's work, & I've given so many copies of that book away over the years. Would love to read your chapbook though.
I'm giving away a pile of books over at Supple Amounts...

kelly@thebluemuse said...

Count me in!

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