Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Poetry Book Giveaway 2010 - Rachel Contreni Flynn's New Book!



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.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.

Good luck!

34 comments:

  1. me too!

    chloeAmartinez@gmail.com

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  2. Ice, Mouth, Song is really excellent. She is so talented!
    Me three

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  3. Hi Kelli,
    Yes you are now a surrogate! Great idea. Count me in -- as I am also book launching at AWp -- next week!
    Susan

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  4. Ice, Mouth, Song is a great read -- please enter me in the drawing.

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  5. Awesome -- I was just checking this book out on her website a little while ago! Please include me!

    Thanks, Kelli!

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  6. What a wonderful poem! Please count me in.

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  7. i love hosting the book give away and getting to enter so many! so sign me up for this one as well!

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  8. Please count me in. thanks.

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  9. thanks for sharing - beautiful poem...love the surrogate blogger line too!

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  10. Please add me to your list. Thanks, Ev
    evfhanna[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  11. Sounds great, thank you. :)

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  12. Hi! I'm also a fan of Rachel's. Please enter me in this giveaway!

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  13. me too! green_alligator_2000@yahoo.ca

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  14. I'll toss my toupe into the ring.

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  15. Thanks to Rachel for sharing her works! I'd like a chance to win this give-away!

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  16. Ohhhh, I want her book bad, real bad-like!
    newzoopoet@aol.com

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  17. Two books of Kells? Plus the one in Trinity.Count me in please!

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  18. Please add my name, Kelli, in your surrogate's hat, as well.

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  19. I'd love a surrogate's entry too, Kell. Please count me in.

    Regards

    Jé Maverick

    jemaverick [at] gmail [dot] com
    http://www.jemaverick.com/

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  20. count me in as well :)

    frogtown (at) gmail.com

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  22. Thank you so much for this opportunity - such a great idea! I produce the Vermont Poetry Newsletter & Poetry Event Calendar, so am looking forward to promoting your book, if I'm lucky enough to be a winner! Ron Lewis

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  23. thank you for your generosity!

    boydst@plu.edu

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  24. last minute! but please add me!

    thanks so much for the generosity.

    stacylynnmar@yahoo.com

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  25. Great to see another person participating in this generous giveaway!

    cj.anythingeverythingnothing@gmail.com

    Even more last minute! Hope there's still time!

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Always love to hear from you...and the anonymous option is open for those feeling shy.

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