Saturday, April 24, 2010
I want to have a blog contest
I've seen other blogs have contests and it looks like a lot of fun. I don't know exactly how I'm supposed to run one, so be gentle.
Let me explain my reason for the contest.
I planned to have my students read Keesha's House in celebration of April being National Poetry Month. I gave them a choice of four different books that were all novels composed strictly of poems, and Keesha's House was the one they selected. Out of the five classes that I teach, they are my favorite Literature class, so I thought I'd surprise them by buying them each a copy.
Silly me, it didn't even cross my mind that I should run the book by administration first to make sure it was okay. It wasn't. So now I have a class set of books that I don't feel like returning. Might as well give them away to poetry lovers, eh?
In order to win the book, this is what you need to do:
*You have to read my NaPoWriMo poetry and tell me which poems are the good ones.
*Pick five (or more) of them.
*Tell me why you selected those particular poems.
At the end of the contest...May 15th, I'll have a random selection and pick a winner. Uh, yeah, I think that's it. Oh, leave your email or I'll have no way to get in contact with you.