We’re Giving Away Barbies


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One day, Marcus Goodyear was sitting at Communion; his daughter was playing with Barbies while the bread passed. That moment turned into the marvelous poem “Barbies at Communion.”

Did Marcus ever think this simple moment would eventually find its way to a book cover, indeed a whole book of terrific poetry? Yet, here we are.

At Tweetspeak, we’re so pleased that the poetry of many ordinary moments— turned clever, beautiful and often philosophical— are now available in print. So pleased, in fact, that we’re going to give away a signed copy of Marcus’s debut poetry book Barbies at Communion.

We’re also asking you to write about the Barbies in your life and link to our Giveaway post. Stories, memories, weird pictures, fun poems… anything goes. Just drop your link here, and we’ll link back to you. You might even get featured at Tweetspeak or HighCallingBlogs. Let the fun begin!

To enter the giveaway, comment on this post anytime between now and 11 pm EST on Thursday, June 3.

nAncY’s pink
LL’s Pretend Your Blog is a Barbie
Maureen’s See Me Let Me Be Me Barbies
Erin’s Construction Zone
Glynn’s Song Has Not Been Heard
Bradley’s The Bad Business of Being Barbie
Kelly’s Little Girls and Their Dreams: a Post About Barbies
Cassandra’s Pink
Heather’s Dear Barbie
Laura’s For the Toy Box
Katdish’s Special Barbies
Billy’s Father, Daughter, Barbie and Ken
Melissa’s don’t ask
Cheryl’s Barbies, Poetry, and Community
Karl’s Must-Read Barbies
Charity’s Barbies at Communion
LL’s Communion
Nichole’s Memorial Day at the Mall
Stephie’s She Wanted a Barbie
Eve’s Barbie and Me
A Simple Country Girl’s From the Mouth of Barbie
Monica’s Things in Common
Erica’s Reflections on Barbie, her frumpy aunt, and Sunshine eyeballs

Your Comments

24 Comments so far

  1. Heather says:

    Will have my post up on Friday. Have been thinking about Barbies all week.

  2. Paulette says:

    One of the first books of poetry I ever bought was also on Barbies– Denise Duhame’s Kinky. Looking forward to checking out Barbies at Communion too.

  3. I’ve got a good story for this one…

  4. A different kind of encounter with Barbie. What I never had and how it shaped me. “Pink” at The Moonboat Cafe.


  5. Craig says:

    Barbies…not my favorite subject….but the intro opening connecting points

  6. She Wanted A Barbie. So, in response to the RAP prompt, she wrote a poem about Barbie’s! Can’t wait to get my copy of Barbies at Communion.

  7. Likely not just in time with mine…

    It is 10:05pm PST, does that count in the land of plastic women?




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    [...] small poem in response to Tweetspeak Poetry’s Barbies Giveaway and Writing Project where one can win Barbies at Communion, a new poetry book by Marcus Goodyear, or just write about [...]

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  4. Barbies, Poetry and Community | CultureSmith Consulting - May 28, 2010

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  8. Calling All Barbie Lovers (and Unlovers) - June 24, 2010

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