Tossing this on here too, before I zonk out totally… I’m glad I had the wherewithal to visit Kelli Russell Agodon’s site over the weekend, since I wanted to do the Giveaway this year and was worried it wasn’t happening. But lo, indeed it is. Here is the requisite image to signify my intent to participate…
…and let me tell you a thing or two about what I plan to give away.
Book one is my own musty old chapbook from way back in 2011, Greeks Bearing Gifts (see sidebar link). As the years go by, I get more and more dissatisfied with it, but I have copies lying around, and it still holds a place in my heart. I hope you will still enjoy it! The poems are all adaptations/interpretations of Greek myths.
Book two is Live from the Homesick Jamboree by Adrian Blevins; you can read my review of it here. It’s powerful and raw stuff, and though I’m not eager to part with it, I feel a certain sense of completeness in offering it up for the Giveaway, as that’s how I received it. Not for the faint of heart, but worth the turn of every page.
Book three is Challenges for the Delusional edited by Christine Malvasi. For anyone familiar with the Winter Getaway, this is a series of poems written to the prompts crafted by Peter Murphy over his 25 years running the Getaway (including one by Donna Vorreyer, I believe!) I realized that I’d picked up a second copy at some point, so I’m offering this book of prompts and the poems they spawned as a third offering; they’re wonderful exercises that have informed my own, and they’re exactly as difficult and wild as you allow them to be. You can’t have the copy where I’m collecting the signatures of all the people in it on the frontispiece, though; hanging on to that one with my cold dead fingers.
So, for more information about the Giveaway, go here to Kelli’s page, and if you want to be entered into the drawing for one of these books at the end of the month, leave a comment! Please include your name and an email where I can reach you, too. If you only are interested in one or two of the three (for instance, if you’ve already bought a copy of my chapbook…) (sidebar link hint hint), please specify that too. I will mail this wherever in the world, but getting it overseas might be tricky. Winners will be picked on 1 May.
And with that, to bed for me, probably. Cheers!