Big Poetry Book Give Away National Poetry Month 2011

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.
Read the rest HERE
Good luck to you all. Remember leave a comment with your email address.
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12 Responses to Big Poetry Book Give Away National Poetry Month 2011

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  2. I’d appreciate an opportunity to win either book. Normally, I say I’d prefer to win the book written by the giver but the section you posted from ‘Words Under the Words’ really struck me, so I might have to say I prefer that one, but I’d feel slightly guilty about it. So I think I’ll go with “I’d be happy to win either book and would prefer not to be given a choice as to which one.”

  3. laurasalas says:

    So fun to learn more about you at Jama’s today! Lucky you, to have taken a class with Naomi Shihab Nye!

  4. Eve Hall says:

    So Much Hate

    Whites against Blacks
    Daughters against mothers
    Sons against fathers
    Brothers against sisters.

    Why so much hate?

    Where is the love for one another
    Where the morals and the guidance?
    Where is the unity and peace?
    Where is the security and brotherhood?
    Where is this nation headed?

    When will be united as one family
    When will prejudice and racism be erased?
    When will neighbor truly love his neighbor?
    When will Martin L. King’s dream come true?

    It starts with the golden rule,
    “Loving others as you love yourself.”

    (C) 2001 Eve Hall


  5. tanita says:

    While I’m not in the running for the books, I wanted to drop by and congratulate you on your photography and poetry – JUST. GORGEOUS.

  6. Toni says:

    Oh, that first Earth Day! The song, “Who’s Garden Was This” keeps running through my mind today.

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  9. Mary-Esther says:

    What a lovely poem by Naomi Shihab Nye!

  10. jama says:

    Glad you are doing this anyway, Jone! I’m still very impressed you studied with Naomi Shihab Nye :).

  11. Renee G says:

    Words under the Words looks outstanding. I’d love to participate.

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