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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Contest Winners!

Do you ever crave something really delicious? We suggest you get yourself a cup of coffee and try an Elizabeth Barrett Brownie, or maybe a smidge of Truman Compote. Or maybe you’re actually looking for something that will whip you into shape in no time. Well, all the code heroes are using Hemingweights nowadays!

All right, enough with the puns. We’re just giving you a taste of what we heard from the HFR horde on Twitter this week when we challenged everyone to give us their best author-inspired products. We had some great entries, and these are the winners!

  • “Jorie Graham Crackers: when your post-poststructural hunger just won’t abate.” —@JamesDucat
  • “Tired of regular pens? Try our new Bukowski Bics! Select from our flavors of Bitter, Old Man, Beer, and Bar Fight.” —@fartmaster5000
  • “Worried about winter at Walden pond? Get your Henry David Throws today!” —@chidorme
  • “Sick of idling in line so long that you could’ve read an epic trilogy? Get your J. R. R. Tollpass.” —@ka_booms

Each of these witty wordsmiths won a copy of
Word of Mouth,
part of a new series published by our own Virginia G. Piper Center. This volume features candid conversations with writers and poets including Charles D’Ambrosio, Francine Prose, Kimiko Hahn, Bob Hicok, and Franz Wright. Thanks again to everyone who participated and made our Wednesday lively. If you didn’t get in on this challenge, we hope to hear from you next time!


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read it! Thanks for hosting this contest.

Steph Keep said...

Thanks again for playing! I might be biased, but Word of Mouth is a great read. Let us know what you think of it!