Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Poetry Giveaway

Win a Free Copy of For One Who Knows How to Own Land

FutureCycle Press is running two promotions (one through Goodreads and one through Kindle) that make it possible for you to win not only a copy of my latest book of poems but also copies of every book they published in 2012 as well as former winners and finalists. Here are the details from FutureCycle.

FutureCycle Press Goodreads Giveaways

Enter to win a paperback copy of each of the 2012 FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize contenders (November 1 to December 29) and former winners and finalists (ending November 1) on Goodreads (http://goo.gl/oJlNs). While you're at it, join the FutureCycle group to engage with the poets, discuss their books, and get news about calls for submission and other press activities.

FutureCycle Press Free Kindle Days

Between now and the end of the year, FutureCycle Press is running the following free promotions for ebooks published by our press. If you have a Kindle (http://goo.gl/nYklr) or one of the Kindle reading apps for your computer or other device, add these wonderful books to your digital library (http://goo.gl/w5W19). Bookmark this link; it will always show you which Kindle editions we are giving away, now and in the future, as well as new editions as they come out.

"Odd Saturdays": 2012 FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize Contenders

On the first and third Saturdays of November and December, the ten books contending for this year's book prize and honorarium are featured. Our judges will announce the winner sometime in early 2013.

Which do you think should win the prize? Now there's no reason not to read them all: Richard Carr, Dead Wendy; Joan Colby, Dead Horses; Robert Collins, Naming the Dead; J. P. Dancing Bear, The Abandoned Eye; Caroline Hagood, Lunatic Speaks; Pat Hanahoe-Dosch, Fleeing Back; Paul Hostovsky, Hurt Into Beauty; Scott Owens, For One Who Knows How to Own Land; Amy Riddell, Bullets in the Jewelry Box; Don Schofield, Before Kodachrome.

December 29: All Our Books, Chapbooks, and Anthologies!

Thirty-three of them. That's right. Take a look at the excellent work we've published and make sure it's on your digital library shelf: http://goo.gl/Ls44X. We wish you a very happy 2013!

P.S. Feel free to forward this email to anyone you wish, share the info on your blog, and mention us on your social networks. We want the exceptional work we are publishing to be read and shared. If you feel so inclined, please rate and honestly review our books on Goodreads and Amazon. We and our authors have worked very hard to bring these books to you, so please help us share them with the world. And if you are a poet or flash fiction writer, check out what we are currently reading (http://goo.gl/hKcdD).

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Friday, October 19, 2012

November Poetry Hickory Update and Other Announcements

Alex Grant can't make it to the 11/13 Poetry Hickory, but Joseph Mills will still be there, and he will still present his workshop on "Wielding a Knife" (revision in poetry). With just one featured writer, I'm expanding the Open Mic segment a bit (plus I have a couple of poems I'm dying to read).

So, here is the schedule for the day:

4:00 Wielding a Knife Workshop with Joseph Mills ($10 per person; contact Scott Owens at 828-234-4266 to register)

5:30 Open Mic: Scott Owens, Nancy Posey, Helen Losse, Mel Hager, Versus (student performance group from St. Stephens High School)

6:30 Featured Writer: Joseph Mills

In other news, the December 11 Poetry Hickory will be a big one with featured writers M. Scott Douglass (editor of Main Street Rag) and Jonathan K. Rice (editor of Iodine Poetry Journal) as well as a whole bunch of people reading from the new Best of Poetry Hickory 2012 (available for the first time at the reading). I'll follow up with a list of readers and a modified start time a bit later.

I will be doing a 5-hour workshop called "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Writing Poetry" at Taste Full Beans from 10:00 to 3:00 on Saturday, November 10. Registration is $50 per person. Contact me at 828-234-4266 for details or to register.

It's looking like we will have a haiku workshop and reading with current Haiku Society of America president Ce Rosenow and former president Lenard Moore from 5:00 to 7:00 on Monday, December 17, also at Taste Full Beans. Registration will be $10 per person. Contact me at 828-234-4266 to register. More details will follow.