Here are the details for our Barbies at Communion Giveaway and Writing Project. We are so happy to have you with us for the fun!
1. Tweetspeak Giveaway Announcement Post
3. Amazon Link to Barbies at Communion: and Other Poems
1. TweetSpeak posts giveaway announcement on Tuesday, May 25, with links to you and other initial writing project participants
2. You post on or before Friday, May 28
3. You tweet and facebook your and our post (and others too, to make it a fun community thing) as much or as little as you like up through Thursday June 3.
4. We post Winner Announcement and give links to you again, as well as possibly feature your poem/vignette excerpt at Tweetspeak and/or HighCallingBlogs, on Friday June 4.
Endorsements You Might Like to Quote
Marcus Goodyear’s poems are portable, easily carried in the mind, tightly compressed and deceptively simple, like a capacious tent folded into a package you can tuck in your backpack.
— John Wilson, Editor, Books & Culture
A new zip-lock bag for Christian poetry holding gustiness and bravado.
— Diane Glancy, author The Reason for Crows
From Barbies to tea bags and credit cards, from broken pipes to communion wafers and mowing dead grass, Marcus Goodyear moves us through our world. His juxtapositions of the conventionally sacred and profane reveal to us the falsness of our conventions. Where the vision is large, all is sacred.
— John Leax, author Tabloid News
Unpretentious and unpredictable, Marcus Goodyear’s poems prove the point he makes in his introduction: Poetry is all around us if we can just remember to look for it. Marcus sees what my prosaic eyes so easily miss. He lingers over that which I rush by. His poems help me to laugh at life’s lurking ironies and linger over its unexpected truths.
— Mark D. Roberts, Director Laity Lodge, author Can We Trust the Gospels?
Marcus Goodyear’s best poems reveal a playful mind at work on the stuff of the world. Picking up something ordinary, he tilts it to show its wild friendship with mystery. He reveals Jesus hitching a ride in the back of a truck. He juxtaposes Higgs particles with a carnival. Even his credit card appears miraculous, talking, as it does, to “institutions of numbers.” This is a book that will make you see the world anew, as only good poetry can.
— Jeanne Murray Walker, author New Tracks, Night Falling
Thanks! 🙂 We hope this will be fun for everyone, good for your blog traffic, a sweet gift to Marcus, and overall a wonderful community-building activity.