For the fifth year, Kelli Russell Agodon is organizing The Big Poetry Giveaway for National Poetry Month. I plan to participate by giving away to two people, two poetry books, one of my own and one of my favorites by another poet,
So I am offering my own newly released The Woodcarver’s Wife, poems celebrating a place and a partnership, poems Kathleen Driskell describes as “the slow complicated sway of love, but also the twist and shout of robust sprung rhythms.”
If, as Charles Simic said in his intro to the 1992 BAP, “Lyric poets … assert the individual’s experience against that of the tribe,” Trethewey’s work is grounded in the place where tribal history intersects the personal.
If you’d like to be in the running to receive one of these books, tell me in a comment to this blog post. I’ll number your comments in the order I receive them and, during the first week of May, I’ll use a random number generator to determine the winner.
Be sure to visit The Book of Kells for a full list of the bloggers participating. You can sign up for as many as you like and experience the joy of exploring new blogs.