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The 4th Annual Big Poetry Give Away!

April 6, 2013

Tags: poetry, books, april

Ok, so I admit, I'm terrible at "blogging"; I guess I'm writing stuff down elsewhere, instead... but once again I thought I'd dust off this page to participate in the Big Poetry Give Away poet Kelli Russell Agodon started four years ago, during National Poetry Month, curated this year by Susan Rich.

Poetry bloggers give away two books (one of their own, and one by another),
so I thought I'd sign on to give away:

1) Friendly Fire, published by Lost Horse Press, Selected as the Winner of the Idaho Prize by Robin Becker, and a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.
2) Commons by Myung Mi Kim, published by University of California Press.

If you'd like to be entered into the contest for these books, please add your name and e-mail in the comments section, and I'll put you into my grandpa's old fedora or our Mad Hatter's Tea Party Hat, or whatever I can find to draw names randomly from sometime during the first two weeks of May. Then I'll send out the prizes...


  1. April 6, 2013 8:24 PM EDT
    Please add me!

    whipplea[at] gmail [dot] com
    - Allyson
  2. April 6, 2013 11:26 PM EDT
    Thank you for the opportunity!
    - knowledgeknut
  3. April 7, 2013 10:41 PM EDT
    Yes Yes! I want to be in the giveaway!

    berniegeyer /at /yahoo /dot /com
    - Bernadette Geyer
  4. April 8, 2013 6:27 PM EDT
    Thanks for doing this -- thrilled to participate :)
    ivy973 (at)
    - ivy
  5. April 11, 2013 10:46 AM EDT
    Kate, here I am signing on. Sorry to be late, thought I caught everyone on Sunday. Thanks!
    - Diane Kendig
  6. April 12, 2013 11:18 AM EDT
    :) Thanks for coming by roomthily!
    - Jennifer
  7. April 14, 2013 4:12 PM EDT
    Thanks so much and please count me in!
    - Deborah K. Hammond
  8. April 14, 2013 4:26 PM EDT
    Please add me to the drawing. Thanks!
    - Michael Wells
  9. April 14, 2013 6:00 PM EDT
    Please enter my name! Karen Weyant
    - Karen
  10. April 16, 2013 12:09 AM EDT
    Thanks for doing this!
    - Andrew
  11. April 16, 2013 7:23 AM EDT
    Hi Katrina- Happy Poetry Month and please include me in your mad/fedora/whatever draw! williams(dot)alexandra(at)ymail(dot)com
    My recent poetry posts are on facebook at 'Alexandra J Cornwell - Poet'. Last September I discovered the fun of 'drabbles' (100-word microfiction also on facebook at 'Byron Short Fiction 'Drabble' Writers'). I am finding inspiration in applying that format to non-fiction historical and current affairs topics. I suppose poetry it has been my way of blogging, though Iíve been inspired by looking through the pages of these generous poets and have started my own: The Drabble Writerís Table Must get on with publishing my own so i can 'play it forward' next year!
    - Alexandra
    - Alexandra Cornwell
  12. April 16, 2013 9:23 AM EDT
    hello hello~ If you've not left me some way to reach you, please make sure to add an e-mail address! thanks!
    - katrina roberts
  13. April 20, 2013 3:00 PM EDT
    Katrina: Please sign me up, place my name in your grandpa's fedora, for your book giveaway! If I happen to be lucky enough to be an honored winner this year and receive one of your two book selections, I will thank you personally and through my Vermont Poetry Newsletter (& Poetry Event Calendar), which now receives over 1M hits/year. I'd be crazy-excited to win any of the two books! I'll be crossing my fingers and hope to soon find one of your personal selections in my personal poetry library! Thank you so much for being a part of the 2013 Book Giveaway! Ron Lewis, VPN Editor (
    - Ron Lewis
  14. April 21, 2013 11:58 AM EDT
    Please include me. Thanks!
    - Angela
  15. April 28, 2013 12:53 PM EDT
    Thanks for doing this! Please count me in! Nandini
    - Nandini Dhar
  16. April 30, 2013 1:03 PM EDT
    Wheee! Sliding by at the last minute to enter :-))
    - Moira Richards
  17. May 6, 2013 2:46 PM EDT
    THANKS to EVERYONE for playing!

    My children each picked a name out of the hat, too... so I'm sending out a total of 5 books, the two I posted, plus three more... Happiness to you all and congratulations!! I hope everyone will play again next year! xox
    - katrina roberts
  18. May 15, 2013 1:53 PM EDT
    How cool and generous that your children also selected names -- thank you!!!
    - ivy