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!


Stephanie Goehring said...

Count me in!

Chloe said...

me too!


Paul D. said...

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

Kristin said...

Please enter me too.

Susan Rich said...

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

kimberly ann josephine said...

i would like to be entered, please =)

Jill said...

count me in, please!

Karen J. Weyant said...

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

mariegauthier said...

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

Thanks, Kelli!

Eldritch00 said...

Count me in please! Thanks!

Victoria Chang said...

You can enter me too.

sunt_lacrimae_rerum said...

What a wonderful poem! Please count me in.

Jessie Carty said...

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

Suzanne said...

Me too!

Molly said...

Please count me in. thanks.

Dawn said...

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

Evelyn said...

Please add me to your list. Thanks, Ev

jublke said...

Sounds great, thank you. :)

evie9 said...

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

Beth said...

me too! green_alligator_2000@yahoo.ca

Benjamin Vogt said...

I'll toss my toupe into the ring.

teabird said...

I want to read more! Please enter me -

teabird17 atyahoodotcom

and -

please visit me on April 12, when I'll be reviewing Alan Lightman's Song of Two Worlds!

joannejohns said...

I'd like to enter too please

Valerie said...

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

newzoopoet said...

Ohhhh, I want her book bad, real bad-like!

Totalfeckineejit said...

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

Carl Palmer said...

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

Jé Maverick said...

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


Jé Maverick

jemaverick [at] gmail [dot] com

Frogtown said...

count me in as well :)

frogtown (at) gmail.com

Lindsay said...
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Ronald said...

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

Sam said...

thank you for your generosity!


Stacy Lynn Mar said...

last minute! but please add me!

thanks so much for the generosity.


Con said...

Great to see another person participating in this generous giveaway!


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

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