As National Poetry Month is around the corner, it’s time for the Big Poetry Giveaway!Â Allyson Whipple has taken over hosting duties from the amazing Kelli Russell Agodon.
Other blogs participating in the giveway will be listed online shortly.
But first, let me introduce myself as I have a feeling that there are going to be a number of new faces around here.
I write poetry and fiction with primarily a speculative bent. Images of fairy tales, mythology, and folklore often appear in my work, sometimes in unsettling ways. Some of my poetry has appeared in print and online publications and a few of my poems have been nominated for awards. I also on the rare occasion attend open mics and poetry slams where I perform my work in front of actual people.
Beyond the writing life, I am trying to convince myself that I’ll someday run a marathon. I also watch an inordinate amount of creepy television and horror movies, plan for the zombie apocalypse even though I’m not convinced it will happen, and shower my nieces and nephews in love.
Ahem, moving on…
I don’t have any of my own work to offer this year, but I am happy to present two chapbooks from two poets I love.
Southern Cryptozoology: A Field Guide to Beasts of the Southern Wild by Allie Marini delves into beautifully unsettling territory, as these poems present (possibly mythological) creatures that live and hunt in the Southern states of the U.S. (Cover art is by MANDEM.)
“Then the kegger at the party rock: furred & scaled & unexplainable,
grunting, tossing tires from a cliff as though they were rings in a carnival shillâ€™s booth. Suddenly, chaos, the squeal & stink of rubber on dirt & asphalt. There are rumblings of LSD in the keg: Thereâ€™s got to be some natural explanation.”
â€” from “Southern Cryptozoology 4: The Lake Worth Monster,” in Southern Cryptozoology
A Heart with No Scars by Brennan â€œB Deepâ€ DeFrisco is a witty set of poems with layered messages examining how we relate to the world around us and to each other. Brennan is an amazing spoken word poet and his words will hit you right in the feels. (Cover art is byÂ Arthur Johnstone and Livien Yin.)
How to Enter
To enter, just comment on this post with your name and email address byÂ 11:59 p.m. Pacific on April 30th. I will select the winners shortly thereafter usingÂ a random number generator.
22 Replies to “Big Poetry Giveaway 2016!”
So glad you’re participating! I’d love to enter your giveaway!
Hi, Allyson. Thank you again for hosting. This is my favorite time of year and I’m so glad to be able to share it with you. 🙂
Thanks, so much, for doing the giveaway. I look forward to this month each year.
Hi, Jeff! Thanks for participating. 🙂
Thanks so much for this! I love this giveaway so much and can’t believe it’s already Poetry Month again!
It’s my pleasure, Brian. I can’t believe it either. I’m already buried in words and it’s a beautiful thing. 🙂
poetry month, my favorite time of the year! my email is thisquiethour at gmail dot com
thanks for doing this giveaway!
Thanks for participating, Renee! It’s my favorite time of the year, too.
Thanks so much for taking part in the Big Poetry Giveaway. I’d love to win one of these books, and I’m happy to meet new-to-me poets.
(I’m doing the Giveaway too!)
Hi, Drew, glad to have you here. Can’t wait to check out your giveaway. 🙂
This is wonderful. I’m also enjoying your 30/30 challenge!
Thank you, Julie!
Southern Cryptozoology sounds really neat.
Happy Poetry Month!
Welcome! Thanks for partaking!
Thanks for participating in the giveaway! I haven’t read either of these. Hope to win one!
Lissa Clouser, email@example.com
My pleasure, Lissa. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
I love poetry, but I never know where to start. I love your poems, so I figure you have good taste 🙂
Thank you so much!
Thank you so much for sharing! ‘Tis great to find more poets and catch their other workings.
Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org
My pleasure. Thanks for stopping by!
Please enter my name in your giveaway even though I was too much of a loser to set up my own giveaway in time.
Thanks for doing this.
My pleasure! Thanks for participating.
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