Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Big Poetry Giveaway 2011

Just in time for April's observance of National Poetry Month, I'm taking part in the 2011 Big Poetry Giveaway, which was created by the fab poet, Kelli Russell Agodon. While the rules state you must give away two books of poetry, I'm going a bit hog wild. Here's what I'm giving away to four lucky folks:

Earthquake Came to Harlem by Jackie Sheeler - One of my favorite collections of 2010. Ellen Bass describes the poems in this collection as "vivid and compelling," while Wanda Coleman calls Sheeler an "urban word warrior."

Abyssinia, Jill Rush by David Herrle - A dizzying array of pop culture and literary references that send readers down the rabbit hole in this debut by Herrle (editor of SubtleTea lit mag).

After the Poison by Collin Kelley - This is my chapbook of political poetry from Finishing Line Press. Hurricane Katrina, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Patty Hearst, body politics, homophobia and racism all get deconstructed here.

Java Monkey Speaks Vol. 3  - I had the pleasure of co-editing this volume with Kodac Harrison. It features poems by Natasha Trethewey, Beth Ann Fennelly, Cecilia Woloch, Patricia Smith and Thomas Lux among many others.

All you have to do is leave a comment saying you'd like to be entered in the drawing to win one of the books from now through April 30. The book you win will also be chosen at random, so it will be a surprise when you open your mailbox! I will choose the four winners on May 1 and announce them on Modern Confessional. I'll get a mailing address and you'll receive your book. No fuss, no muss.

To find our more about the competition or if you're a blogger who wants to get involved in the giveaway, visit this link at Kelli's blog.

53 comments:

mike Maher. said...

We would love to be entered. Count us in!

Aaron Geiger said...

On behalf of but.if.and.that, please include me in the drawing. Poetry Month always renews my faith in words.

Lisa Allender said...

Yeeeaaa! ;D

David-Glen Smith said...

Count me in as well. Nice idea.

Bethany said...

I'd love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Flash Paper Poetry said...

Please throw my name into your magic hat!!

Karen J. Weyant said...

Count me in....(and check my blog later this week for my posted books!)


Karen

Jo said...

So excited ! Enter me please :)

jo.tee35ATgmailDOTcom

Jade L Blackwater said...

Greetings -- I'd like to be entered in the drawing to win one of the books. Thank you!

Montgomery Maxton said...

Enter me. ;)

Erin said...

Please throw my name into the hat, and visit my blog for what I'm giving away!

Kristin said...

I'd like to participate--later in the week, I'll post what I'm giving away at my blog. Please put my name in your drawing too!

utopianfragments said...

I like this kind of surprise,
please put me in

(and you are more than well come to visit me and enter your name into the pool)

Myra Bridgforth said...

Giving books of poetry is such a delicious way to celebrate Spring! I'm in!

margoroby said...

I would love to be part of the pile, please.
margo

Stephen S. Mills said...

I would like to be entered.

Susan Rich said...

Thanks, so much, Colin! I'm your partner in crime on this project. Feel free to come by thealchemistskitchen.blogspot.com for a chance to win two more books!

renkath said...

Please add me to your list! (I am also participating in the giveaway...)

Desiree. said...

And me too please. Thank you for participating in this!

Gale said...

I would love to be entered! Thanks so much!

ecarian at yahoo dot com

Kirsten Ogden said...

Yes please!

Danica said...

Enter me in. :-)
danicagrunert AT yahoo DOT ca

Trulyana said...

I would love to be entered! Thank you so much for giving each of us the opportunity to win. That's very kind of you. A very Happy Spring. xx

Laura E. Davis said...

http://dearouterspace.blogspot.com/

Count me in. I'm also giving away books.

Lorna Dee Cervantes said...

I want to play! I'd love a copy of your book.

I'm also giving away books.

http://lornadice.blogspot.com

(I finally got my blog up again, I couldn't sign in almost all year. Yay, just in time for Poetry Month!)

Sandy Longhorn said...

I'm in!

I'm also giving away books this year and hope you'll stop by to enter.

sandylonghorn.blogspot.com

Evelyn said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!
evfhanna at gmail

Anonymous said...

Collin, Thanks for participating. Please enter me in the giveaway. All my best, Deborah

Deborah at 32 Poems http://www.32poems.com/blog

opwfredericks said...

Please add me to your contest. You can contact me by posting on or entering my contest on my blog:
http://www.opwfredericks.com/archives/172
-or-
You can contact me on Facebook: Opw Fredericks

Andrew said...

Thanks for doing this. Please count me in! (eldritch1313 at yahoo dot com)

Tawnysha Greene said...

Would love to be a part of this drawing! I've got a giveaway going at my blog, too!

http://tawnyshagreene.blogspot.com/2011/04/big-poetry-giveaway.html

Anonymous said...

I'd like to throw my name in.

Feel welcome to enter my giveaway:
http://www.32poems.com/blog/2267/free-poetry-books-2011-the-big-poetry-giveaway

deborah at 32 poems dot com

Marie-Elizabeth said...

Please throw my name in the hat! I'd love to win a book.

Marie-Elizabeth Mali

http://memali.posterous.com

(and others, feel free to add your names to my giveaway list for a chance to win)

Nandini said...

Please count me in! Thanks!

Mary Virginia Cooley said...

I'd love to get in on the giveaway - my name is Mary Virginia Cooley and my email address is mcooley(at)gustavus.edu! Happy National Poetry Month!

catiporter.com said...

Count me in as well! Thanks much.

Joy Borazjani said...

I would like to be entered in the drawing.

threecreditsatatime said...

THanks for entering my name!
colleen DOT o DOT conlan AT gmail DOT com

Ray235 said...

I'd love to be entered. Thank you!

Valerie said...

I'd love to win...maybe I'll be fortunate enough to get a surprise in my mailbox! Thanks for offering this giveaway.

Valphia at aol dot com

GingerGirl said...

PICK ME! PICK ME!!

DeadMule said...

put me in your hat! :)

David H. said...

You rock, Collin.

YC Takahashi said...

Please enter me in the contest.

Barry Napier said...

Please enter me to win one of these amazing books. And please feel free to swing by my blog to enter mine a well!

Big Nine 7 said...

http://russellevatt.blogspot.com/ is my poetry and performance blog.

I want to be a winner!

russell.evatt (at) gmail (dot) com

Sherry said...

Collin, please include me in your giveaway.

And please click over to my blog and put your name in the hat for my giveaway.

Jeff Walt said...

"Gimme More"! Thank you!

rumplestilskin said...

i would love to win the poetry book!

Alan

BKL said...

Would love any of the lovely books!

Bridget
bklossada (at)gmail (dot) com

yellowhousecafe said...

sign me up ~ angela

Samuel Sargent said...

I'm counting on last minute luck to score me a free book. :)

gaardyn@live.com

Michelle said...

Please add me to your list! Thanks!

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