Thursday, April 03, 2014

BIG POETRY BOOK GIVEAWAY! Enter now to win two poetry books

BIG POETRY BOOK GIVEAWAY! Thanks to Kelli Russell Agodon, this April-Poetry-Month giveaway has become an annual event among a group of poetry bloggers. Here's the deal: I'm giving away these two poetry books in a random drawing:

(1) Stanley Kunitz' beautiful Passing Through, The Later Poems, New and Selected (NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 1995). Kunitz is one of my most favorite poets for his passionate, wild heart and his eloquent and vivid imagery. He has stamped his rhythms and clarity on my own work as I read and admired him over the years. (Disclaimer: It has my name in it, but is otherwise in great shape. Even though I read it a lot!)

(2) My newest book, Gods of Water and Air (Aldrich Press, 2013). Deema Shehabi, author of Thirteen Departures from the Moon, said about my collection: "Each poem in this collection is masterfully written, brimming with observation's ardor. She asks us questions that are to be savored. She begs us to grasp time, rein in it, and let it go: 'Be a net. Catch the world by letting the knots slip.'" This collection, which includes drama (a short play) and prose, as well as poetry, feels to me like a bringing together of memories, desires, aspirations, and practice across the decades I have been writing. A watershed and a new beginning. I chose the cover image for its ancient verity: the motherly quality of the earth arches high over our lives, forever ready to nurture and protect, and for poets a deathless source.

All you have to do to enter is to email me your name and email address: rachel@dacushome.com. I'll draw the name from a hat in May and mail the winner the two books, paying the postage.

If you want to participate, here are the details, at Kelli's blog. Happy National Poetry Month!

47 comments:

  1. Would love either of these beautiful books, thanks Rachel!

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  2. Thanks, so much, Susan! Consider yourself entered.

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  3. Either book would be wonderful! Thank you.

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  4. Thanks, Lana! You are now entered in my drawing.

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  5. We have the same name and I would love to be included!! - rachelthomson.24@gmail.com

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  6. Hi, Rachel! And we even spell it the same way. Consider yourself included, and thanks!

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  7. Hi, Rachel! Happy poetry month! Please enter me in the drawing.

    literaryaustin [at] gmail

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    1. Allyson ~ You're entered! Thanks.

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  8. Sounds like two very exciting reads!

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  9. what a generous gift - please add me to your hit list, with many thanks for doing so!
    gypsywomanworld@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for entering! ~ Rachel

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    2. who can resist FREE? So generous, Rachel. I have the Kunitz but would love your book... so throw my name in there too.

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    3. Love to, Alice! Send me your email, as Blogger doesn't show it. So I can notify you if you win. Thanks for joining the fun.

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  10. Wonderful giveaway. I would enjoy either, I'm sure.

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    1. Happy to enter your name, Maureen! Thanks.

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  11. Anonymous7:50 AM

    Please count me in! Thanks! My email is nandinidhar2112@gmail.com. Regards, Nandini

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    1. Thanks, Nandini! You're entered.

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  12. Please and thank you!
    Rebecca

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  13. Sign me up, and feel free to enter my giveaway as well. Thanks, Lynn

    lynn.pedersen.poetry@gmail.com
    lynnpedersen.wordpress.com

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    1. You're entered, Lynn! And I will reciprocate, thanks.

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  14. Happy National Poetry Month, Rachel. Count me in, as I would love to add these books to my library. Loving this Big Poetry Giveaway concept. Check out my offerings at http://chesterhopewell.com/post/81404795431/national-poetry-month-celebration-win-books-through

    Write on,
    Chester
    chester [dot] hopewell [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. Thanks, Chester, I have tossed your name into the hat! And will check out your offerings too. Happy Poetry Month!

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  15. Count me in please

    (also, I was all too late to join the Giveaway! officially but decided to pirate it and will be giving away few books. Feel welcomed to drop by and see if there is something in there for you)

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  16. I'd love to win either of these books. Thanks so much for doing this! I'm Brian Wong and my e-mail is: thebripod@gmail.com

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  17. Yes, please and thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Deborah! Your name is in.

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  18. Throw my name in the hat please. Thank you!

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  19. Add me, please, Rachel. So glad you introduced yourself on my own giveaway (http://korywells.com/2014/03/the-big-poetry-giveaway/). Your work reflects a lot of my own interests - I'd love to win, and will check it out, regardless! :-)

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    1. Nice to meet you, Kory, and you're added!

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  20. please sign me up! and i am giving away books too, here: http://www.reneeemerson.com/2014/04/the-big-poetry-giveaway.html

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    1. Thanks, Renee! I'll check out your giveaway.

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  21. Rachel,
    Please enter my name in your drawing. I am also interested in hearing your spoken word CD, "A God You Can Dance"...love the title! Thanks so much for your generosity, Marianne Mersereau, marianne4art@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Marianne, for entering and for your interest in my CD. Glad you like the title!

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  22. These look great. Once all these giveaways are over, I'm going to have to go on a shopping spree. Been introduced to so many interesting books and poets.

    Mary W. Jensen
    feywriter@hotmail.com

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    1. Mary, I know the feeling! I entered some of the giveaways and hope I win one, because there are so many poetry books out now that I'd like to read. You're in the hat!

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  23. Into the hat!

    David Raphael Israel
    davidrisrael@gmail.com

    Thanks!
    d.i.

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    1. Tossing in your name, David!

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  24. I would love it if you'd enter me in with the rest! Thanks!!

    quidam87@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Lissa! You're entered.

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    2. give me your poetry hand to hold

      hanapeterson@gmaill.com

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  25. Anonymous1:53 PM

    I'd love your book! newzoopoet@aol.com

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    1. You're in, NewZooPoet! Thanks.

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