Although I am something of a newcomer to the whole poetry publishing business, I am doing my best to stay in the poetry loop. By simply reading a few blogs on a regular basis, this has been not only easier than expected, but enjoyable. And in the course of my poetry blog reading, I first learned about the National Poetry Month Giveaway on Kelly Agodon’s blog. It seems like a wonderful idea and I thought it would be a nice change of pace to offer something other than complaints and monsters on my blog.
So from now until April 29th, leave a comment on this post to enter the giveaway to win the following package:
Death in Common: Poems from Unlikely Victims, from Bandersnatch Books. This poetry anthology includes poetry from Bob Freeman, Louise Bohmer, James Wrath White, Rich Ristow and some wanna-be named Barry Napier. While it’s a stretch to call this horror-poetry, the poems in this book are incredibly dark and yet beautiful at the same time. In fact, the blurb on the back cover indicates that I created a “beautiful despair” in the book’s closing poem.
Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems. Yes, I know that she’s an overused staple of poetry. But if not for Emily Dickinson, I would ave most likely turned blind eye to poetry in high school. While being force fed Shakespeare and Frost, Dickinson sort of snuck up on me and took me by surprise. And anyone who has read more than a few of her poems knows that she can get quite dark at times. Her poetry is what essentially got me interested in writing poetry, so hopefully she’ll have the same influence on this contest’s winner as they rediscover her.
And that’s what’s up for grabs.
To enter, just leave a comment on this post between now and April 29th. And of course, there is a catch. In your post, simply answer the following question: What one word sounds poetic to you no matter how it is used? (Mine is “glisten”. Not sure why).
On April 30th, I’ll throw the names of everyone who left a comment into my large coffee mug and draw one at random. The winner will be announced on April 30th.