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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Giveaway - The Day The World Ends: Poems by Ethan Coen



It's National Poetry Month and to celebrate I will be giving away a copy of Ethan Coen's newly released book, THE DAY THE WORLD ENDS: POEMS.  Yes, that is right, Ethan Coen, half of the famed filmmaker duo, the Coen brothers, has released a new book of poetry this month.  It is described as "a collection of poems that offers humor and provides insight into an artist who has always pushed the boundaries of his craft.  THE DAY THE WORLD ENDS  is a remarkable range of poems that are as funny, ribald, provocative, raw, and often touching as the brilliant films that have made the Coen brothers cult legends.  Short, accessible, and nearly the same price as a movie ticket, this new poetry collection is a perfect treat for Coen’s legions of fans."  

And just in case you don't know who the Coen brothers are, here is a hint:

They are the renowned filmmakers and creators of such films as,  Raising Arizona; Miller’s Crossing; Barton Fink; The Hudsucker Proxy; Fargo; The Big Lebowski; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Intolerable Cruelty; an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men; Burn After Reading; and—most recently—True Grit, which was nominated for ten Academy Awards.
Yep, those guys.

Thanks to Crown Publishing's imprint Broadway Books, I've been provided with the opportunity to giveaway a copy of Ethan Coen's poetry book, THE DAY THE WORLD ENDS: POEMS.  If you are interested in winning a copy, all you have to do is leave a comment below in the comments section telling me who your favorite poet is.  The giveaway is open to US and Canada.  Last day to enter is April 17th, 2012 and the winner will be announced on April  18th, 2012.  Good luck!

Oh, and just to whet your appetite, here is one of my favorite poems from the book:

Self-Assessment
by Ethan Coen

In his heart a young fighter expects no defeats,
Every ham can play Hamlet, all poets are Keats
And all women are Garbo and me Cary Grant,
Being each of us all his own best sycophant.

10 comments:

Ti said...

My fave poet is Edgar Allan Poe! Number 1 never wins but I have my fingers crossed!

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Ti, you never know ;) And I love, Poe, too! Good stuff!

bermudaonion said...

I don't have a favorite poet because I don't read much poetry. I've just discovered novels in verse and love them. I have two favorite authors when it comes to novels in verse - Sonya Sones and Ellen Hopkins.

I almost hate to enter this, because I'd love for Ti to win it!

A Bookish Way of Life said...

bermudaonion, I'm only familiar with poetry because of two classes I took in college. Ever since then I read it once in awhile. However, I'm interested in the authors you mention, because I love the idea of a novel in verse. Sounds like a fun concept and read :) And, I'll just good luck to you and Ti!

Meredith said...

Don't enter me for a copy, I have one of my own which I am thoroughly enjoying because for once? I understand poetry when Coen writes it. Although I don't always agree with each of his sentiments... ;)

(Beautiful new blog look, too, Nadia.)

Lisa said...

My hubs is a huge fan of the Coen brothers so I picked this one up for him to read and review - and it's just his length of book!

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Bellezza, glad to see you are enjoying the Coen book :) And I agree with you, although I am enjoying his poems, I don't always agree with his sentiments. Thanks - I needed a change on my blog :)

Lisa, that is great! Hope he is enjoying it :)

Patent Attorney said...

THREE thumbs up for Poe!

Creative Holiday Girl said...

Love that little poem at the end, interesting ideas relating to dystopia, would love to read more!

London Accountants Worker said...

Love that poem, it's very concise and sharp!