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.