Hopefully by now you’ve read guest reviewer Ashlee Piper’s beautiful review of Kind, the new poetry book by the fabulously talented Gretchen Primack. In case you’re wondering if Ashlee dug it, #PRIVATE#here’s a snippet of the review: “This is literature with a message, and there is a distinct difference. For one, Kind is a beautiful read that does what good poetry aims to do – it alters you. And because of Primack’s abundant talent, the reader never feels preached to or duped.” So, yep, she liked it. And so did I.
In fact, I love this book. Which is why I’m offering you, our darling flock, your chance to win a copy of Kind all for yourself. Before I tell you how you can enter to win, Gretchen and her publisher gave us permission to reprint another of the poems found in this book:
Embryo, protein, box, circle, symbol. It came first,
came after, round riddle; proto, almost, plasm.
A hen with wire under her feet, wire at her beak, beak
sliced, wire just above and behind feathers fallen like hair
fallen in bundles, thickets, clumps. Packed in like us packed
in an elevator that will never move again. It smells like that.
It feels like that. Blister it on the gas. Feed on it.
It makes us who we are.
To be entered to win a copy of Kind by Gretchen Primack, email contest [at] ourhenhouse [dot] org, indicate that you’d like to be entered to win Kind, and be sure to include your mailing address. You have one week to enter. That means you’ve got until Friday, May 10, 2013, at midnight EST. On May 11, we will choose a winner, whom we will notify by email. Only one entry per household, and you must be a flock member to enter.
I hope you have a beautiful weekend planned. We’ve been taking Rose on long walks through Chinatown every morning, and picking up some really outstanding fruit. Today, we enjoyed some chirimoya. It’s like pudding!
P.S. The photo of the beautiful bird on the previous page was taken by the amazing Chris Taylor of Wild Love Photography!