Saturday, March 1, 2014

Book Giveaway: Kelly Davio's BURN THIS HOUSE

Since July 2010, TNBBC has been bringing authors and readers together every month to get behind the book! This unique experience wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of the authors and publishers involved.

It's the first of the month and you know what that means.
It's time to bring you April's Author/Reader Discussion book!

We will be reading and discussing Burn This House
with poet Kelly Davio

Kelly and her publisher Red Hen Press are giving us a total of 10 copies to giveaway. 
A mish mosh of PDF (open internationally) and print copies (open to US only)

Here's the Goodreads description to whet your appetite:

In her debut poetry collection, Kelly Davio invites the reader into a world where sin is virtue and virtue is vice, where the ominous lingers just beneath the surface, and the everyday is imbued with the fantastic. In these intelligent, compassionate, and harrowing poems, Davio gives a modern voice to metaphysical tradition. The poems in this collection dismantle the specter and judgment of a life shaded by Judeo-Christian religious consciousness. Grounded in Davio’s radical religious childhood and subsequent break with the church, her writing examines the world from the viewpoint of the spiritual dissenter, questioning the mores and motivations of religion, family, and self. In sections that explore concepts of revelation, sin, and virtue, these poems tilt the world at uncharacteristic angles, revealing the ragged edges at the margins of belief. At times solemn, at times exuberant, Burn This House is an intense volume, its darkness lit by the flames of wit, intellect, and curiosity.

This giveaway will run through March 8th. 
Winners will be announced here and via email on March 9th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment here or in the giveaway thread over at TNBBC on goodreads, stating why you'd like to receive a copy of the book. You MUST be a resident of the US to win a paper copy, so please state your preference and where you reside.


2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from April 20th through April 26th. Kelly Davio has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for her. 

 *If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you before the discussion begins). 

 3 - Your comment must have a way to contact you (email is preferred). 



  1. C.A. in NOLA here. I would love to participate in this. Red Hen is one of my favorite small presses, and Kelly Davio is a rocking poet. Print copy preferred.

  2. Julie in Kansas here.Wow what an interesting concept. I would love to read this book and review for poet. Print copy preferred and I love the discussions. Contact me at

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  4. Congrats to all three of you! You have won print copies of BURN THIS HOUSE. The email is on it's way to you now! Thanks for your interest in the book and in joining us next month for the discussion....