The Big Poetry Giveaway 2011

You, too, can be part of the Big Poetry Giveaway!

I’m participating in the Big Poetry Giveaway 2011. Kelli Russell Agodon, a wonderful poet and my personal social media heroine, started this irresistible National Poetry Month tradition. Find out more about Kelli at her blog, “Book of Kells: notes about living and writing creatively.”

On May 1, I’ll give away a copy of my brand-new collection, EVERY DRESS A DECISION, and a copy of Tim Seibles‘s BUFFALO HEAD SOLOS.  I’ve been a fan of Seibles’s particular blend of music, risk and insight for a long time. He sings deeply felt, stunningly phrased outrage at the cruelties humans seem inexplicably addicted to, and he also praises the particular sensual pleasures of the body in unforgettable detail. His work should be read and known more widely, so that’s why I want to give you a copy!

Tim Seibles is also a marvelous reader of his own work — check him out at From the Fishouse, and I think you’ll see what I mean…

Here’s what to do: leave a comment by midnight PST April 30, letting me know which book you hope to win. I’ll draw two names on May 1 and announce the winners here. (I’ll also email the winners so I can mail you the book!)

Read more about The Big Poetry Giveaway 2011 here.