Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Big Poetry Giveaway! 2011



Kelli Russell Agodon started this nifty project where a bunch of poetry bloggers get together and give away poetry books for National Poetry Month! The idea was so cool I decided to participate. 



How this works:

1. I'm giving away two books. If you want to win these books, please leave a comment on this post with a link back to your blog/website OR leave your email address (if you don't have a blog/website). The giveaway runs from now until April 30. On May 1, 2, or 3, I will be randomly drawing one name from the list of people who commented and that person will be the winner! I will mail two poetry books to you for free!


Here are the two books I'm giving away:





Uncommon Refrains by Gregory W. Randall, published by The Lives You Touch Publications. Why this book? Because it's fantastic. I wrote a review of this book a little while ago—to read it click here.











Cloud Studies - a sonnet sequence by Christine Klocek-Lim (yeah, that's me), published by Whale Sound Audio Chapbooks. Why this book? Because Kelli says to give away one favorite book of poems, and then give away one of your own. This book is available free on the internet, but Whale Sound also published a print version and I'd like to give someone the opportunity to hold that in their hands. It's a book of sonnets. If you'd like to read Nic's process notes about my chapbook (she's the editor/publisher), click here.








2. A little note about myselfI'm a poet. I'm really terrible when it comes to writing about myself, so no clever bio here. I'd love to say that I've worked in the circus, been a professional surfer, or lived on the Appalachian trail for a year with no shelter, but alas, I've done none of those things because I'm afraid of heights, hate to swim, and there is no way I'm going to live in the woods with no access to a porcelain tub for longer than one night. However, I have been a technical writer, an editor, a proofreader, and a novelist. I've won a few awards and had some stuff published a few places. If you're really curious, click here for my bio and here for my list of publications.


Good luck!




BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY! The list is at Kelli's blog:


Link to the List of Blogs Participating... 





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Here are the rules, via Kelli's site ~ Book of Kells:

"The goal is to share our favorite poets with others as well as to visit different blogs and see who others are reading. There is also a benefit for those who participate as it will bring people to your blog and share your work and/or the work of a favorite poet with them."



53 comments:

Kells said...

Christine-- Glad to see you participating! Sign up for your drawing!

Renee said...

i'd love to win!
www.thisquiethour.blogspot.com

utopianfragments said...

Hey,
great way to come and 'know' you.

Count me in.

thank you,
D!

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

Kelli, Renee, & D, you're on the list!

dankasworld said...

Nice to meet you. I'd love to win your giveaway.
danicagrunert@yahoo.ca

margoroby said...

I think my favourite part of this is meeting new poets. I would love to be entered in your draw.
Here's my giveaway http://margoroby.wordpress.com/
email: margoroby@gmail.com

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

Danica and Margo, nice to meet you too! You're on the list.

Jo said...

I'd love to win these books! :)
jo.tee35ATgmailDOTcom

Bethany said...

I'd love to win! bkosten AT gmail DOT com
Thank you for the opportunity!

Flash Paper Poetry said...

Very cool idea!!

Benjamin Vogt said...

I like poems. Yes I do.

Carol said...

I'd love to be in this drawing!
Thanks!
Carol Berg
http://carolbergpoetry.blogspot.com/

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

Jo, Bethany, Flash Paper Poetry, Benjamin, and Carol, you're on the list!

Brigita said...

I nearly forgot to comment on this!

Count me in. :)

Desiree said...

I'm intrigued by your choices...

Gale said...

The poem that got me hooked...the first one I remember, was "My November Guest" by Robert Frost...the title of your blog made me think of it.

Thanks for the chance to win.

ecarian at yahoo.com

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

Brigita, Desiree, Gale, you're on the list!

Trulyana said...

I love that idea of poets also giving away their books! I will surely be participating next time! I like the sound of your poetry book. I await to see the results. A very happy spring :)

risaden said...

If i win, I'll pass your book on to someone else, because I've already got my copy!

risaden@gmail.com

Luce H. Zolna said...

I would love to win a book of poems.
luce.zolna@sbcglobal.net
I blog at lucezolna.blogspot.com

Barry Napier said...

I'd love to be entered please.

I am also participating: www.barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com

Katie Cappello said...

Please enter me as well...thanks and happy Poetry Month!

Laura E. Davis said...

Count me in!

http://dearouterspace.blogspot.com/

Yay!

Justin Evans said...

Please consider me in your drawing, and stop by to enter mine, if you fancy any of the titles I have listed.

Evelyn said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks!
evfhanna at gmail

Sandy Longhorn said...

Please sign me up! Feel free to stop by my blog for another chance to win.

Andrew said...

Thanks for doing this! Please count me in. I keep a blog at http://editionsofyou.wordpress.com although I think this comment will also link to my email address. Again, thanks1

D.M. SOLIS said...

What a generous thing to do. With gratitude and confidence that your kindness will come back to you, peace and all good, in writing and in life.

Diane
http://www.dmsolis.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

Please enter me, too. Like the others I love getting to know new poets

sherry (at) sherrychandler.com

renkath said...

Please add me to your list!

Tawnysha Greene said...

Count me in! Thanks so much for doing this!
www.tawnyshagreene.blogspot.com

Joseph Harker said...

Add me please? :)

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

Trulyana, Risa, Luce, Barry, Katie, Laura, Justin, Evelyn, Sandy, Andrew, Diane, Sherry, Renkath, Tawnysha, Joseph: you're all on the list! Thank you so much for stopping by.

Nandini said...

Please count me in! Thanks so much!

catiporter.com said...

Me, too! :-)

threecreditsatatime said...

So glad for a chance to win and to check out your blog. Thank you! colleen.o.conlan@gmail.com

Mary Virginia Cooley said...

I'd love to get in on the giveaway - my name is Mary Virginia Cooley and my email address is mcooley(at)gustavus.edu! Happy National Poetry Month!

tess duncan said...

Count me in!

http://onehundredforks.blogspot.com/
duncantess@gmail.com

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Christine, Happy National Poetry Month! I'd love the opportunity to win a print edition of your book. Sincerely, Theresa (theresamacnaughtonatgmaildotcom)

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

Nandini, Cati, Colleen, Mary, Tess, Theresa, you're all on the list!

Valerie said...

I have your app on my iPhone -- it's been on there for a while :-)!

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway, thank you.

valphia at aol dot com

Carol Steel 5050 said...

I just discovered your blog yesterday and referred to it in my blog today. I'm excited to participate in your giveaway. What a great idea!

http://carolsteel5050.blogspot.com

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

Valerie and Carol, you're on the list! Thank you so much for your kind words about my poetry. :-)

Big Nine 7 said...

Choose me! russell.evatt at gmail.com

And here's my poem/performance blog
http://russellevatt.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a poetry book!
Alan

Anonymous said...

i would love to win a poetry book!
ALan

Gross said...

I love this!

herron.sophia at gmail.com

Thanks!

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

Russell & Sophia you're on the list! Anonymous/Alan--> I need an email address or blog url to put you on the list.

Samuel Sargent said...

Having recently decided to expose myself to a greater depth of poetry (having spent the first three decades in the shallow end), I really appreciate The Big Poetry Giveaway as an opportunity to potentially receive books I would likely never have encountered otherwise. My only complaint is that there are so many awesome participants that I'm not going to be able to come up with original comments for all of the entries.

gaardyn@live.com

Christine Klocek-Lim said...

Samuel, excellent! You're on the list.

themonstersflashlight said...

Please sign me up!

Jim W said...

I'd love to win! jwithington [at] gmail [dot] com!

Michelle said...

I'd love to be entered! Thanks so much!