Thursday, March 27, 2014

BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY


BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY —  5th. Anniversary Edition!!!
Here we go, beginning our annual celebration of April as Poetry Month, in style. If you love poetry, please leave your name and email address and, if you like, which book you hope to win, in the comments section below. You'll be entered in a drawing to win a book of poetry, for free, including shipping and handling. I'll try not to handle it too much before I send it out to the winner, though. And better still, this blog is one of many participating blogs. Follow the link to find a list of all participants and enter every one you wish to enter, along the left side of Kelli Russell Agodon's blog.
http://networkedblogs.com/VjHyU



Because it's the 5th. Anniversary of the giveaway I feel like giving extra books this year. I have chosen four, so on this particular blog you have four chances to win. 

Alpha Zulu, a book I treasure,  is by 
Gary Copeland Lilley.

Long Way Through Ruin, highly recommended,  is by Kathryn Hunt.

We Met, Once Before, is a beautiful new work, by Sylvia Bowman.

The Way It Is, is one of my favorite books (the title poem is a touchstone piece for me) by William Stafford.

These are not books I am parting with, I promise. I drove downtown today to my local independent bookstore, The Imprint, and bought copies especially for this giveaway. I wanted to give a couple of older favorites and two newer volumes. I hope you'll enjoy my selections. 

After my visit to the Imprint I got the dogs out of the car and walked them down Water Street for a way and then to one of our downtown stretches of beach. Facing the cloudy skies which filled the sky from  Port Townsend to Whidbey, I was reminded how many iterations of beautiful evening light there are, even when the clouds dominate our sky. Their towering darkness threw a light onto the water that left it looking like liquid platinum. It felt like the world around me was breathing beauty onto the surface, gently but with strength. As a poet I try to transform experience and thought and feeling, to have such an impact as that grey light did tonight on the waterfront. The world offers us so much. The least I can do is offer something back. Here you go, dears! 

36 comments:

  1. Happy Poetry Month!

    I'd be happy to win any of these books. No preference. :-)

    My email address is literaryaustin [at] gmail [dot] com

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  2. awesome! count me in for your giveaway. feel free to enter mine.

    my email is: lauraelizabethdavis+bpg [at] gmail [dot] com

    http://dearouterspace.blogspot.com/2014/03/big-poetry-giveaway-2014-three-books.html

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  3. Hi Deb count me in. I adore Stafford.
    Rebecca Loudon

    ps. I'll post my email later in April it worries me to have it floating out there all naked in the big wide world.

    Thank you.

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  4. Happy to participate! Thanks for joining in~

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  5. Count me in as well! Thanks for doing this.

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  6. Would love to be counted in as well.

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  7. What a fantastic list of poetry collections! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  8. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. I'd love to win The Way It Is. Have a great week! Andrea Beltran - drebelle81@gmail.com http://andreabeltran.com/2014/03/31/big-poetry-giveaway/

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  9. I would be thrilled to win any of these books! Happy Poetry Month!

    kelli at pfrog dot net

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  10. Please.
    I'd appreciate it.
    Barbara ( briarcat at gmail.com)

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  11. Thanks, so much for doing the giveaway.

    (Already have Stafford's book. Good stuff.)

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  12. Count me in, please, Deborah - and you're welcome to enter my own giveaway at http://korywells.com/2014/03/the-big-poetry-giveaway/

    Loved Port Townsend when I visited there a few years ago!

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  13. Signing up! Any of the four would be wonderful.

    lynnpedersen.wordpress.com

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  14. All four of these look fantastic! Even if I don't win, I will have to look for more by these poets.

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  15. I would love to win any of these!

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  16. Hello lovely ageless lady, I would love to receive any of the books you are giving away. Thanks so much! Marianne Mersereau
    marianne4art@yahoo.com

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  17. Hi Deborah, I'd love to win any of these books. Thanks so much for your kindness in participating in the giveaway! I'm Brian Wong and my e-mail is: thebripod@gmail.com

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  18. I'd love to win any of these books--thank you for giving away poetry books!
    Renee Emerson
    thisquiethour at gmail dot com

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  19. Oh wow, four chances to win. You are so generous. I would love to win any of these. If I had to choose, I'd pick "The Way It Is".

    feywriter@hotmail.com

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  20. I don't have any of these treasures. I'd love to add any to my collection

    memurrish@gmail.com

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  21. I would love to win any of the books :)

    pretzelsforbreakfast at gmail dot com

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  22. I would be happy to win any of these books!

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  23. Welcome and best of luck to you all! I'm keeping a list and look forward to drawing four of your names and sending these books out to you! Don't forget to give me some way to contact you! Most of you have done, but a couple have not. Some clue as to how to find you will be needed. : ) Happy Poetry Month to all!

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  24. Thanks muchly! And bless you for supporting your independent bookshop. I do the same here in Australia. Michael
    michael (dot) fitzgeraldclarke (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. Thank you for doing this; these books seem great!
    eldritch00 at gmail dot com

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  26. Please count me in! Thanks for doing this, Nandini (nandinidhar2112@gmail.com).

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  27. Loving the chance to discover poetry this month!

    Lissa Clouser
    quidam87@gmail.com

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  28. Please sign me up for your giveaway. My name is Robin A. Sams. My e-mail address is robinasams@gmail.com. Thank you.

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  29. I'd love any of these! Please enter mine at:
    http://thisfrenzy.com/2014/04/03/big-poetry-giveaway-2014/

    http://quillsedgepress.com/2014/04/03/great-poetry-giveaway-2014/
    (also, QuillsEdge is a press for women over 50 - come visit us!)

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  30. Hello. I would love to participate in your blog giveaway. :)
    lavoie.jenny@gmail.com

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  31. I'm late getting around this year. Please add me to the names.
    margoroby@gmail.com

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  32. What a bountiful giveaway! I have Stafford's "The Way It is" and I agree -- it's a treasure. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks so much!

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  33. Great selection! I'd love to win any, but particularly the William Stafford and Kathryn Hunt collections.
    Sammi Bryan
    bryansammi@gmail.com

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  34. Hi count me in too cupoetry@gmail.com

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  35. In case any of you signed up to be notified this way: I drew four names today, see pix soon to come on my blog, and am looking for address/contact for Faith!
    All you left me, Faith, was a blog profile with no contact info. First drawn was Susan Rich, who'll receive Alpha Zulu; then Andrea, Mary Jensen and the mysterious Faith. Congratulations to the lucky winners....may everyone win a free book of poems somewhere sometimes. Try again here next year. : ) best, deb

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