Yay! April is almost here! And April is always full of wonderful things. Like the Austin International Poetry Festival. And Poetry at Round Top. And my birthday! (I’m turning 30 this year. Woo!) And National Poetry Month. And for the ambitious people, NaPoWriMo.
So of course it makes sense that such a poetic month would include an event all about sharing poetry. That would be the Big Poetry Giveaway, hosted by Kelli Russell Agodon.
This year, I’m delighted that one of the books I’ll be offering is a copy of my chapbook, We’re Smaller Than We Think We Are, published by Finishing Line Press in May 2013. I’m so excited that I can finally offer up one of my own books. I feel like a real poet! 😛
I’m also offering a copy of Dance in Poetry: An International Anthology of Poems About Dance, edited by Alkis Raftis. As someone who has been dancing most of her life, this book has meant quite a lot to me, and I want to share it with another lucky reader.
Finally, this year I’m offering a third bonus book! I’m offering a copy of the Kattywompus Press anthology Mercury Retrograde: Fried Electronics, Transport Mishaps, Snarled Communications, edited by Sammy Greenspan. I have two poems in it, surrounded by great work from a number of other authors.
Want to win one of these books? Leave a comment with your name, and whether or not you have a preference for a specific title. Your comment must be received by 11:59 p.m. Hawaii time on April 30th. Make sure I have a way to contact you if you win! Winners will be selected at random at some point in the first week of May.
Since the Big Poetry Giveaway tends to bring new readers, many poets like to include something about themselves in their main BPG post. So here are some fun things about me:
- Avocados are my favorite thing to eat.
- I direct the Austin Feminist Poetry Festival, which takes place in September this year.
- My favorite band is the Mountain Goats.
- I have a red belt in Kung Fu and will test for my black belt this November.
- I have a full-length manuscript out for submission, and three chapbook-length projects in progress.
Remember: enter anytime between now and April 30th to win one of three books! All you have to do is leave a comment! And if you’re a poet who wants to give poetry away, head over to Kelli Russell Agodon’s kickoff post for instructions on how to do so.
I look forward to a great month of poetry.