Welcome to the Big Poetry Giveaway 2015, organized by poet Kelli Russell Agodon. I'm excited to participate this year by giving away a book of poetry to two lucky winners living anywhere in the world (one book to each of two winners).
To enter my giveaway, please leave your name and email address by midnight , APRIL 30th, 2015 below in the comment section of this post. I'll randomly choose the two lucky winners during the week of May 1st, 2015, and will notify them by email.
Here are the books I'm giving away this year:
1) Mendeleev's Mandala, by me (Jessica Goodfellow). This book is just out (Mayapple Press, 2015). Here's what is being said about it:
This book is a library whittled down to a message in a bottle. Here is a poet who has boldly refused to abide to the expectations of genre—but instead, pushes language and form as a means of asking the most urgent questions. The result is a courageous and kaleidoscopic, at times tender and vulnerable, exploration of motherhood and family—set against the backdrops of science, history, religion, myths, and mathematics. –Ocean Vuong, author of Night Sky With Exit Wounds
Jessica Goodfellow has a joyous intelligence and electric tongue. Reading this book a first time, my only regret was that I couldn’t read it a second first time. But then I read it a first second time and a first third. You see what I’m doing? I’m reading this book over and over, without ever completely taking it in. I think you will too. And like me, want only one thing from Jessica Goodfellow – more.
2) People Are Tiny in Paintings of China by Cynthia Arrieu-King (Octopus Books, 2010).
I fell in love with this poet's work after reading her collaborations with Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis online. That spurred me to look for works by both women, and I recommend their poetry written both collaboratively and separately.
Here's an excerpt from a blurb about this book:
As I read I had the feeling of launching myself from an opening line and falling past gorgeous and complex surfaces, and intricate landscape of experience, until landing on the solid earth of the final lines of these extraordinary poems.
Finally, if you want to offer to give away books yourself, or find a list of other blogs giving away books, check out Kelli Russell Agodon's post of instructions and information.