Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Big Poetry Giveaway


The Big Poetry Giveaway

April is National Poetry Month, but we’re starting early.
Anyone with a blog can give away 2 books of poems. Anyone with an email address can enter any or all of the giveaways. Yes, poetry is that easy! You can give it away and you can also sign-up to receive it! You don't need a blog to participate, you just need to visit different participating blogs.
So, I decided to participate.


A few things about me:

1. I am an avid birder, very excited to see the migrants returning.

2. My sixth book of poems, Vexed Questions, will be published by Aldrich Press in the summer of 2013.

3. I love to bake bread.

4. I have an Amish grandfather.

5. One of my dreams is to go back to visit Ireland, where I haven’t been since 1970.

6. I have a relationship with God.

7. Cape May New Jersey is my second favorite place in the world.

8. My favorite place is Emmitsburg, Maryland, where I live. Here it is:




I’ll be giving away two books:

1.     1.   My book  Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky
 


 
22.  Mary Oliver’s book  Evidence





Here’s a poem from my book, about poetry , and the wonderful poet Josephine Jacobsen:


One word singing

Poetry is one word singing one word singing
In the middle of the night.
Poetry sings what no one cries.
Poetry slips in between the covers of the facts.

Josephine told me
The astronauts did
Take a spider with them.
She died there
In the spaceship.
Her net wouldn’t hold
In the weightless air.

Josephine told me
From her hospital bed
When she could not read or walk.

But she still sang poems
In the middle of the night.
Sang between the covers
Of her body
Retreating
To the weightless air.



If you need more information on how to participate in this giveaway, go to Susan Rich's blog,







27 comments:

Renee said...

yay, i'd love to win!
Renee
thisquiethour at gmail dot com

Renee said...

I would love to win!

Renee
thisquiethour at gmail dot com

Amber Decker said...

Anne, thank you for creating a poetry giveaway! Count me in!

margoroby said...

Hi Anne! You visited me earlier. I would love to take part in your giveaway.
Your place looks wonderful.

Deborah K. Hammond said...

Anne, so happy to see your lovely blog, too. We have even more in common than at first glance. I too lived in Maryland (for a year) in Poolesville. Not long enough. And I have always wanted to go to Ireland but have not yet been. So nice to meet you and I do hope I win your book!

Maryann Corbett said...

Put my name in the hat too, please, and thanks for the notice.
Maryann Corbett

Unknown said...

You can put my name in the hat!

Anne Higgins said...

Unknown, you will need to give me your name!

sukipoet said...

although i have MO's book I'd love to win a copy of yours.

sukipoet at gmail dot com

Patrick Dixon said...

Hi Anne:

Your site is lovely. I would very much like to participate in your giveaway, and be delighted to get either book!

All the best. My brother lives in Boonesboro, MD. Beautiful country!

R. Wilder Jr. said...

Thank you for participating in the giveaway! This is a fun way to bring the poetry community together for NaPoWriMo.

Rodney Wilder
roquedog504@gmail.com

allysonmwhipple said...

Nice to meet you, Anne!

I already have Evidence, but would love to be put in the drawing for your book.

-Allyson
whipplea [at] gmail [dot] [com]

Sarah Dangelantonio said...

thanks for participating - and I love that you included a poem in your advert of the giveaway on your blog - such a nice introduction to your work! count me in,too.

wordcoaster said...

I've also lived in Maryland (in Baltimore, though). Would love to be a part of this.
davidancewc at gmail dot com

wordcoaster said...

I've also lived in Maryland (in Baltimore, though). Would love to be a part of this.
davidancewc at gmail dot com

Rena Rossner said...

Hi there!

So excited to be a part of this fabulous giveaway!

Count me in!

- Rena

Unknown said...

I love this giveaway idea! Thanks.
evfhanna at gmail dot com

Mary McElveen said...

...and here I am, too..

marymce@gmail.com
(Mary McElveen)

Diane Kendig said...

Count me in! And check out mine if you're interested:
http://dianekendig.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-big-poetry-giveaway-2013.html

Ivy said...

Cape May is one of my absolute fave places as well - for birds and dolphins and whales! Thanks for doing this -- thrilled to participate for either book :)

Thanks,
Ivy
ivy973 (at) yahoo.com

Andrew said...

Thanks for doing this!

- Andrew
eldritch00 at gmail dot com

Kay Kae said...

I have not had the chance to read any contemporary poetry. I don't know who or where to begin. Entering this contest seemed like a good way to start. Thank you very much for participating in this give away.

KnowledgeKnut
Knowledgeknut@gmail.com

Ron Lewis said...

Anne: Please sign me up for your book giveaway! If I happen to be lucky enough to be an honored winner this year and receive your book, I will write a review and promote it through the Vermont Poetry Newsletter (& Poetry Event Calendar), which now receives over 1M hits/year. I'll be nearly as excited to win Mary Oliver's book! I'll be crossing my fingers and hope to soon find one of your selections in my personal poetry library! Thank you! Ron Lewis, VPN Editor (vtpoet@gmail.com)

Nandini said...

Thanks for doing this! Please count me in!
Nandini
nandinidhar2112@gmail.com

Moira Richards said...

Wheee! Sliding by at the last minute to enter :-))

Moira Richards said...

Wheee! Sliding by at the last minute to enter :-))

Shelley Peters said...

What fun, seeing new poems and a chance to win even more.