I seem to be always a day or two late. I missed the deadline to be officially part of the Big Poetry Book Give Away for National Poetry Month 2011.
But that’s not going to stop me from giving away two books. Leave a comment with your email address here until 11:59 PM (PST) on April 30.
On May 1, I will select two winners.
The first book is a copy of my book Solace, au Naturel.
The second book is Words Under the Words by Naomi Shihab Nye.
This is one of my favorite books. From the book:
for Sitti Khadra, north of Jerusalem
My grandmother’s hands recognize grapes,
the damp shine of a goat’s new skin.
When I was sick they followed me,
I woke from the long fever to find them
covering my head like cool prayers.
My grandmother’s days are made of bread,
a round pat-pat and the slow baking.
She waits by the oven watching a strange car
circle the streets. Maybe it holds her son,
lost to America. More often, tourists,
who kneel and weep at mysterious shrines.
She knows how often mail arrives,
how rarely there is a letter.
When one comes, she announces it, a miracle,
listening to it read again and again
in the dim evening light.
Good luck to you all. Remember leave a comment with your email address.
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