It’s that time of year again! With April comes National Poetry Month and the Big Poetry Giveaway.
This tradition, now in its fifth year, encourages poets and readers in the blogosphere to share their own work and the work of other poets by allowing readers to sign up in the comment section throughout the month of April and randomly choosing a winner at the end of the month. Head over to Kelli Agodon’s blog for more info on how this great event got started (and to sign up for the chance to win her wonderful book The Hourglass Museum.)
Here at Put Words Together; Meaning, I will be giving away a copy of my book A House of Many Windows (2013, Sundress Publications). If you have ever lost faith in what you thought were certainties, if you have ever felt betrayed by your own body, and if you are a mother or have a mother, you may find yourself in this book. I am so proud of it.
My second giveaway book will be a copy of Necropolis by Jill Alexander Essbaum, a remarkable book of elegy that uses Biblical epigraphs and beliefs to wrestle with the complexity of emotions that accompany death.
I know, I know, they both sound heavy. But believe me – even the darkest of subjects can hold a lyrical beauty in its boundaries. So leave a comment below if you want to be entered for the drawing – I will number you in order of response – and click on the link to Kelli’s blog above if you are interested in participating. Happy Poetry Month!