Rachel Contreni Flynn has a new book of poems called Tongue that will be released at AWP this year! It was the winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award at Red Hen Press!
Since Rachel doesn't blog, I told her I would be more than happy to give away her book here at my blog. (Does this make me a surrogate blogger?) ;-)
Oh and Rachel is generously giving away 2 copies of her new book, Tongue.
Here's a poem from her new book--
Hunger for Something Easier
I suppose now you'll deny it all:
there was no wild pig in the woods,
hair up on his back like barbed wire,
eyes sunk and runny in crusted tunnels
along the snout. And we didn’t run
through red brambles, banging our legs
against stumps until we flung ourselves
into the thorny arms of an apple tree.
You'll say we didn't stay shoved up
against the bark breathing bright spice
and pitching green fruit to frighten away
the pig. You'll never say you were afraid
or that I held you and you held me
and we crouched on the thin branches
until night slunk in, and a hunger
for something easier turned the pig away.
from Tongue, Red Hen Press, 2010 forthcoming.
Rachel Contreni Flynn
She's one of my favorite poets, so I'm very happy to be able to offer this to one of you. Please leave me a comment below to win her book and since she has been featured in Crab Creek Review, I'd also like to give away a year subscription to Crab Creek Review as well.
Again, just leave one comment below by April 30th, 2010 - 11:59 pm PST(if you don't have a blog, please make sure to leave your email address so I can get ahold of you) and we will drawing on May 1st.