Thursday, April 8, 2010

Poetry Giveaway, National Poetry Month 2010

I have made a request to participate in this wonderful event. I will give away one copy of my book, "Chasing Wind Mills. Why Not." (, 2008) and one book by a Beat poet. I am on the road as Jack K wrote about and Willie sings about, so will have the actual nae of the second book after the 14th of April. Have a wonderful National Poetry Month, if your in East Central Wisconsin, USA, North America on Wednesdays after the 14th for three weeks from 2-4pm the poets in and around the Princeton Library are going ot meet and write poetry. A Reading will be the first Wed in May, 5:30pm pot luck (we eat a lot in Wisconsin) and reading by Bruce Dethlefsen a nationally known but very local poet and the rest of us, what fun! Peace ko shin, Bob Hanson

trails of smoke

falling into my village
not the trails of angels but of violence
against my family, my neighbors even those I do not get along with
trails of smoke in the sky
run for cover
pray for peace, yes, peace
and maybe quiet…
Poem accepted with slight edit by Word Salad Magazine has been accepted there Feb 8, 2009, by ko shin


  1. For my poetry colleagues, thanks for the comments, at least someone reads this thing. Please send an email to Kelli
    I can't remember all, but your name, email of course and names of one of your books and one other to be given away, you pay the postage anywhere in world is the deal. I am on the road, using my daughters neighbors wireless so will be back in the woods next week Wednesday.

  2. Discovered your blog through Kelli's give-away list. Hope you have fun in Wisconsin!

    Peace be with you,

    Valphia at aol dot com

  3. Thanks for being a part of this, Bob. Put put my name on your list.

  4. Hi Bob, I'd love to have a read of your book. Thanks for making such a generous offer. Cheers!

    jemaverick [at] gmail [dot] com

  5. Hello!
    Please include me.
    Paul David

  6. Hi! Please add me to your contest.

  7. Please enter my name into the contest. Thanks!

  8. Sounds great, please count me in.

    frogtown (at)

  9. Thanks very much for this opportunity!
    Would make some great post-exams reading :)

    you can contact me at,


  10. Please count me in! Thanks!

  11. 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

  12. thank you for your generosity!

  13. thanks so much for hosting this giveaway.

    please add me!

  14. Great to see another person participating in this generous giveaway!

    Your post was a little vague on the rules you chose to follow, so hopefully you're going by everyone else's. =)

  15. I hope it's not too late to sign up! Please enter me in your contest. Thanks! jublke (at) gmail (dot) com