This article by Douglas Goetsch in The American Scholar from last year is a marvelous piece about a group of high school kids who learned how to write poetry then set up a stand where they wrote poems on demand and on the spot for anyone who asked. It’s about the most inspiring thing I’ve read in ages. It made me think that maybe we should all be giving away at least some of our words in one form or other.
So, in the general spirit of giving, I’m offering a copy of my novel Terrastina and Mazolli to one lucky reader of this blog. Just add your name to the comments on this post by midnight Sunday, 17 February 2008. I’ll put all the names in a hat, pull one out at random, and send that person a signed copy of my book.