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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Big Poetry Giveaway 2015

UPDATE: GO HERE TO SEE WHO HAS WON. WINNERS HAVE ALSO RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM ME.

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. 
–Bob Hicok


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.
Lynn Emanuel

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.

Remember, to enter to win one of these two books, all you need to do is leave your name and email address in the comments section below. Good luck, and happy National Poetry Month!

59 comments:

Carol Berg said...

I'd love to win!

Chris in Osaka said...

Toss my name into the giveaway hat, thanks, Jessica.

Chris across prefecture

kiki-toshioleson@jttk.zaq.ne.jp

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Thanks, Carol & Chris, for entering. There's always that fearful moment when I'm afraid no one will enter my giveaway, and now that has passed! Good luck!

Laurie Kolp said...

Please sign me up...
Laurie Kolp- lkkolpbmt@yahoo.com

And congrats on your book. The cover is gorgeous.

drew said...

I'd like to play (and win!).

Thanks for offering the drawing, Jessica.

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Glad to have you here, Drew! Good luck!

allysonmwhipple.com said...

I would love to win either of these!

Allyson Whipple
literaryaustin@gmail.com

Kristin said...

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

kcleage at gmail dot com

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Allyson & Kristin, welcome and good luck!

sarah gutowski said...

Yay! I'd love to win your book. Thanks for entering my giveaway, too. :) sarah.kain.gutowski[at]gmail.com

Jessica Goodfellow said...

And thanks for joining mine, Sarah! Good luck!

robinasams said...

Please enter my name in your draw: Robin A. Sams robinasams@gmail.com

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Welcome, Robin, and good luck!

Anonymous said...

Count me in! Juliet Carpenter julietcarp@hotmail.com

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Glad to see you here, Juliet! Good luck!

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Welcome, Laurie! Your comment was languishing in the comment queue as it somehow didn't generate an email to me to respond to it. Sorry, and thanks for your patience.

I'm glad you like the cover! It's a diatom under a microscope, and tinted purple.

Good luck in the drawing!

Renee said...

count me in! thisquiethour AT gmail DOT com

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Welcome and good luck, Renee!

Linda H. said...

Please count me in!
Linda Hofke (Lnshofke AT yahoo DOT com)

dianne alvine said...

Thanks for this giveaway, and Happy Poetry Month to all.
My email is: janemyfave@gmail.com

Erin Hollowell said...

So much fun! And what fine choices!

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Dianne & Erin, thanks for playing! Good luck!

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Linda, welcome to you too. Somehow your comment was stuck in limbo, but I found it. Sorry for the untimely posting!

C.A. LaRue said...

I wanna win! bonesparkblog@yahoo.com

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Welcome, C.A. and here's to your good luck!

Theresa MacNaughton said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity! Happy National Poetry Month! theresamacnaughton(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Thanks for joining us, Theresa, and good luck!

barbara said...

These are such fun. Please put my name in the hat.
bey615@gmail.com
Barbara

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Glad to have you here, Barbara. Good luck!

R. Wilder Jr. said...

Glad to see you participating in NaPo and the giveaway! Please add me to the drawing.

Rodney Wilder
roquedog504[at]gmail[dot]com

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Will do, Rodney! Good luck to you.

kim peter kovac said...

toss my name in the hat, please, though I already have Jessica's book (via the too-addictive Amazon). can't wait to read it, and the other sounds terrific

kim peter kovac

kpkovac [at] yahoo [dot] com

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Thanks for joining us here, Kim. I'm so honored that you already have my book--thank you!

Andrea Blythe said...

Wonderful!

Andrea Blythe
andreablythe at hotmail dot com

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Great to have you, Andrea. Good luck.

Brian Wong said...

Hi Jessica!

Thanks for doing this giveaway! I'd love to win anything from it. My name is Brian Wong and my e-mail is: thebripod@gmail.com

Happy poetry month!

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Welcome, Brian, and good luck!

dianne alvine said...

I already entered, but need to give this email address: dianealvine@comcast.net.

Again, I appreciate the opportunity to win any of these books.

Mystical Marianne said...

Hi Jessica,
I would love to win either of these books, so please enter my name in the drawing!

Thank you!

Marianne Mersereau
marianne4art@yahoo.com

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Marianne, Glad to have you, and good luck.

Dianne, thanks for the updated info. Here's hoping I have a reason to use it!

SusieQ said...

I'd love to win a copy of your book! I found you through Jamie's facebook post about sibling day. I wanted to check out all the Goodfellow sisters that I remember from my days living at the academy in Provo. Loved reading a few of your poems!

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Welcome, SusieQ. If you win, I'll contact you through your blog, or you can leave an email--whatever works better for you. Good to hear from you! Good luck!

Jo Lightfoot said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful books through the giveaway, Jessica. Please enter me in your drawing. I love the cover of your book and the contents sound intriguing.

Jo Lightfoot - wayaclan [at] yahoo.com

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Welcome, Jo, and good luck!

Ian Frederick Caton said...

Comment!

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Okay, Ian, and if you win I'll find you through your blog. By the way, I saw (when seeing if I could find you through you blog should you win) that you live in the same city as one of my sisters. Huh.....

Lissa Clouser said...

These both sound fabulous and I would be very happy to receive either. Please enter me in the giveaway. =)

quidam87@gmail.com

- Lissa Clouser

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Glad to have you join us, Lissa, good luck!

Michael Wells said...

Hi Jessica- what's better than poetry books!!!! Please enter me! Thanks
Michael.a.wellsAToutlook.com

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Great, Michael, glad to have you. Best of luck to you!

Patricia Dowell said...

Yes! Jessica, please include me in the giveaway....hope my approximately fiftieth comment reallllly gives you a sense of relief! Best Wishes and thanks for the opportunity! Patti Dowell pldowell@gmail.com

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Glad to have you, Patti! Good luck!

Annie (labp-poetry@lpspin.com) said...

Thank you for participating in this giveaway! I just love the idea behind it. And it’s such a great way to discover new poets.

utopianfragments said...

O, your cover is wonderful, like a mesmerizing giant Buddhist samsara wheel!!

I want one! Please!

Thank you for being part of that.

Guy

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Annie and Guy, thanks for joining us. Glad you like the cover, Guy--I do too. It's a diatom under a microscope, stained purple. Annie, this is a great idea of Kelli Russell Agodon's (as you probably know), and I'm so happy that she's been generous enough to support it year after year.

Shawnte Orion said...

It's been such a busy month...I hope I'm not too late!

Jessica Goodfellow said...

You're in, Shawnte. I'm going to do the drawing in a few hours.

Ron Lewis said...

Sign me up! I'll cross my fingers. Ron Lewis, Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Hi Ron, Thanks for your response. Unfortunately, the winners were selected on May 1st (yesterday). But please join us again next year--I imagine I'll be celebrating National Poetry Month with a giveaway then.