The BIG poetry Giveaway 2013
I have found a few of my favorite poets that way, including Forrest Gander, Peter Richards, Tomas Transtroemer. I also use it to fill in the gaps in my collection. I am currently trying to complete my collection of Ai books. Most are out of print, so my only chance to find them is used bookshops or online book dealers.
I am currently participating in the 30 poems in 30 days challenge, and it really is a challenge. I am backspace addict, so composing on a computer is out. I either hand write poems or use my Smith Corona Galaxy 12 typewriter. My preference is the Galaxy 12, but sometimes, I am not home, so a notebook has to do.
I read a lot, every day, but find that I don't enjoy poems by women (there are exceptions). I also enjoy short fiction. My favorite author currently is George Saunders.
I work in IT as a sys admin, but I have a Master's degree in English and adjunct locally. I'd like to be a full professor someday. I am awaiting word on acceptance to an MFA program.
The books I am offering are
Lauren Berry's The Lifting Dress and Tomas Transtroemer's The Deleted World and an extra "surprise" book.
To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post. I will randomly choose from the comments who will receive the books and contact you through email. Winners will be drawn on May 1.
For more information about the Big Poetry Giveaway, you can visit http://thealchemistskitchen.blogspot.com/2013/03/sign-up-now-to-participate-in-big.html for more information.