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Do You Want to Win Free Books?
it’s monday! so let’s reward ourselves with another chance to win some free Omnidawn Books! i’m going to give away 10 books–and you can choose any Omnidawn book you want if you win. some Omnidawn authors include keith waldrop, lyn hejinian, myung mi kim, tyrone williams, paul hoover, norma cole, and translations of rimbaud & holderlin, and many more. go below the fold to learn how you can win!
CONTEST 1: TRACING THE OUTSKIRTS
From Richard Greenfield’s Tracer:
“Here in the outskirts,
where sea fossils
locked into the ridges,
“The rain sluiced
the trees bare of the earth—”
this was my history, too,
here in the outskirts”
Your Task : Imagine the act of tracing and trace how you got ‘here,’ to the ‘outskirts.’ Interpret ‘here’ however you like. Leak the autobiography of those who inhabit these outskirts. Submissions must be no more than seven sentences.
listen to richard read from his new collection here.
Michelle Taransky’s Barn Burned, Then, winner of the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize, takes its title from Masahide’s 17th century haiku:
Barn’s burnt down-
I can see the moon.
Your Task: write a haiku that fills in the blanks:
_____ burnt down-
I can _____ the _____
listen to michelle read from her new collection here.
the contest will end on wednesday, when my next blog post is published. I will choose my favorite five submissions from each contest. you can submit more than once and win more than once. be creative, have fun, and good luck!
[videos courtesy of poet oscar bermeo]