Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Book Giveaway: Cloud Pharmacy

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 November's Author/Reader Discussion book!

We will be reading Susan Rich's
poetry collection Cloud Pharmacy.

Susan and her publisher, White Pine Press, have made a total of 10 copies available for giveaway.
5 print (for US only) and 5 digital PDF's. 

Here's a little something about the book from goodreads:

"Cloud Pharmacy is a book of lyric fire. In our epoch of quick and shallow literary conversation it is rare to come across such level of attentiveness as one finds in this book."—Ilya Kaminsky

"In a central sequence, Rich explores nineteenth-century photographer Hannah Maynard's proto-surrealistic images, looking in grief-heavy places for revelation. The result is wonderfully strange and unsettling; this is Rich's most haunting collection yet."—Kathleen Flenniken

"Rich's gorgeous poems affix moments, both magnificent and minute. And in exquisite and playful poems, a pageant of a life in process develops before our eyes."—Oliver de la Paz

This giveaway will run through October 8th. 
Winners will be announced here and via email on October 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, what format you prefer (choose one option from above), and where you reside. Remember, only US residents can win a paper copy!


2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from November 17th through November 22st. Susan Rich 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. Had so much fun in the last TNBBC poetry read with Kelly Davio, would love to participate again. Susan's last name is very appropriate as her poetry is very RICH. :) Hard copy please if selected.

  2. Looking forward to our discussions. This book is accessible to non-poets and poets alike. Poems of fire, photography, and middle age love find their way into these pages --- and some art and humor, too. Until soon --- Susan

  3. me please! digital copy is fine. I will tweet and facebook this, too. thanks!

  4. I'd like to have a copy of Susan's book and look forward to the discussions. Bev

  5. I'm definitely interested, and would prefer a paper copy, although i can live with digital if the paper runs out. But I'm wondering about the length of the discussion - from this November until next September? Or is that an error? Not sure if my identity will automatically turn up in this comment or not. - Penelope Moffet (contactable through Facebook)

    1. Penelope , that was a mistake. It just runs one week.... I've updated the error.

  6. I really hope I'm not posting more than once, but hopefully the third time I'll see what I posted...
    I would love to be a part of this book discussion. Susan is a wonderful poet and has greatly influenced my life and poetry as one of the co-leaders of the yearly Poets on the Coast women's writing retreat. I would like a hard copy, and my e-mail is

  7. Thanks to everyone for their interest in being a part of the discussion next month! The winners are:
    Bonesparkblog and Thudson56 - print copies
    bfeshar - digital

    Emails have been sent!

    Penelope, I can't contact you without a link to your facebook page or email address, If you can supply that before the end of the day, I'll be happy to pass along a digital copy to you as well!

    1. Thank you. I'm interested in Susan's poetry (I have read some in the past), but I find I'm just too squeamish to post my personal email here, and I don't really want other people to write on my Facebook timeline. I think maybe I'll just look for a hard copy in a bookstore down the road! Thanks again. I'm glad to be alerted to the existence of the book. - Penelope

  8. Congratulations, Susan -- not only for the book, but for the moxie to make yourself available to open discussion of it! I'd love to have a paper copy if they're not all spoken for --

  9. I am just getting to know Susan's work and would value participating in this discussion. My own work challenges me to use images that name or evoke color to hold a moment within the bounds of a poem, and I resonate with what I see of that in Susan's work. It would be delightful to explore that and other aspects of her work with other poets. Digital copy works for