It’s back again, a wonderful way to meet poet bloggers and win cool new poetry books! Kelli Russell Agodon is hosting a book giveaway on her blog The Book of Kells, and I’m taking part (again).
If you’re new to Being Poetry, may I suggest that you look at what I posted on March 31 to learn what this blog is all about, and how you and I might walk towards a more poetry-filled life together.
This year I have three books to give away! Hooray for more poetry. All you need to do to win is leave a comment and I’ll randomly draw winners during the first week in May. Then, I just send you a new book of poetry to enjoy.
My own, Pause Traveler.
Pause, Traveler is a journey through the dark heart of the American landscape, from New York City to Alaska. These poems search for redemption in the most unlikely places: Circus World Museum, an Iceworm Festival, a frozen gas station in Alaska. Traversing the difficult terrain of damaged relationships and misplaced affection, this collection finds hope in the fractured beauty of the world.
Steam Laundry by Nicole Stellon O’Donnell (and a press-mate and friend)
Steam Laundry is a novel in poems based on the true story of Sarah Ellen Gibson, a miner’s wife during the Klondike and Alaska gold rushes. Her journey began as she followed her husband to Dawson City, Yukon Territory in 1898. She stayed there three years as the town’s boom and her marriage burned out. In 1903, she left her husband and sons to start over in Fairbanks, Alaska with another man. Based on archival research and incorporating historical documents and photographs, the poems approach the past through the ghosts of correspondence.
Delights & Shadows by Ted Kooser
Ted Kooser, who served as United States Poet Laureate (2004–2006), is a poet who works toward clarity and accessibility, so that each distinctive poem appears to be as fresh and bright and spontaneous as a good watercolor painting. He is a haiku-like imagist who imbues his poems with “tender wisdom,” and draws inspiration from the overlooked details of daily life.
Good luck, everyone!