Saturday, 5 April 2014

Big Poetry Giveaway 2014!




It's National Poetry Month in April. Technically, NPM is a US/Canada thing, but I see no reason why it shouldn't be worldwide.

Kelli Russell Agodon's Book of Kells blog has been running a Big Poetry Giveaway for a few years now and I've decided to take part this year by giving away 4 books of poetry. You can find more details here, including how to participate yourself, but I should warn  you that I am getting in under the wire - the deadline for joining is April 5.

Until 30 April, you can post below in the comments field with your name and email address (or your blog, if that is an easy way to get in touch) and I will choose 4 different names at random to receive the books at no charge. I can post them out to anywhere in the world (and you don't even have to pay for postage). Please specify if you would prefer to receive one of the books in particular.

The poetry books are:

1. POEMS by Shakila Azizzada. This substantial dual-language poetry pamphlet (produced by the Poetry Translation Centre) introduces the sensual, painful poetry of the Afghani poet Shakila Azizzada. I have heard her read and she was brilliant. Her poems are translated by the incredibly talented Iranian-British poet Mimi Khalvati, along with Zuzanna Olszewska.

2. FULL VOLUME by Robert Crawford: wry, pointed poems of nature and technology from a gifted Scottish poet.

3. GILGAMESH by Derrek Hines: a modern and astonishing version of the ancient epic, juxtaposing the poet's own contemporary concerns with the intensity of the original.

4. PESSIMISM FOR BEGINNERS by Sophie Hannah: extremely funny tales of relationship woes and everyday headaches. I have heard her read these poems and the audience was practically crying with laughter.

As for "a little about me", which I'm supposed to include: if you read this blog, you will find out quite a lot. But it's probably enough to say here that I live in London and work as a publisher, and poetry is a big part of my life.

I look forward to your entries. Happy reading!

20 comments:

  1. I'd love the first one. Alicia Young Poems by Shakila Azizzada pinkage85@gmail.com

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  2. Happy to hear about these books! Sign me up! Would love any but the Crawford book is especially interesting to me. Feel free to enter my giveaway as well. Thanks, Lynn

    lynn.pedersen.poetry@gmail.com
    www.lynnpedersen.wordpress.com

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  3. Count me in. Long live poetry!!!

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  4. Happy Poetry Month! I'd be happy to win any of these.

    literaryaustin [at] gmail

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  5. Sign me up. YAAAAAAAAY
    Rebecca

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  6. I thought pessimism for beginners sounded good, although any of them would be cool!
    crhpearson@hotmail.com

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  7. Welcome to the Giveaway, Clarissa! Your book choices all sound great. Please add me to your drawing.

    dcm@drewmyron.com
    www.drewmyron.com

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  8. Hey,
    they all seems like great reads and I would be up for each one of them if my name decide to show up in your glass beads.

    Thank you

    (also, I was all too late to join the Giveaway! officially but decided to pirate it and will be giving away few books. Feel welcomed to drop by and see if there is something in there for you)

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  9. Happy National Poetry Month :) I'd love to get any of these books, especially 'Pessimism for Beginners' sounds interesting, so please count me in :D Thank you.
    My email id: srivastava.priyanci2611@gmail.com

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  10. I'd love the chance to win any of these, thanks for doing this giveaway! I'm Brian Wong and my e-mail is: thebripod@gmail.com

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  11. Hi, and thanks for participating! Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  12. Throw my name in the hat please. Thank you!

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  13. Very kind of you to do this giveaway - heard about it through twitter and thought I'd throw my hat in the ring! :) My name is Philip Gordon, and my email is philipgordon.phg@gmail.com - thanks in advance for the consideration, and happy National Poetry Month! :)

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  14. please sign me up! and i too am giving away books for this, here: http://www.reneeemerson.com/2014/04/the-big-poetry-giveaway.html

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  15. Hi Clarissa,
    How wonderful to discover your blog! Please do enter me in the drawing for the wonderful books you are giving away! Thank you so much, Marianne Mersereau, marianne4art@yahoo.com

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  16. Hi Clarissa,
    I'm so glad I've discovered this! Count me in for all!
    Sammi Bryan
    bryansammi@gmail.com

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  17. I'd love any of these, but Pessimism for Beginners sounds especially fantastic! Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

    quidam87@gmail.com

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  18. Please count me in, and thanks for doing this! Hard to choose among these books though!

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  19. Last minute entry here. Hope I didn't miss the cutoff. Would love to win any of these.

    Mary W. Jensen
    feywriter@hotmail.com

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  20. In at the last second! Please consider me for your giveaway. Full Volume sounds good, but I would be honored to win any of your selections. Please and thank you ^_^

    Rodney Wilder
    roquedog504@gmail.com

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