It’s the Big Poetry Giveaway, Round 4

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May 1: The contest is now closed. The names have been drawn and the winners notified. Thanks to everyone who participated. Here’s to a great May.

Want a chance to win poetry books? Want lots of chances?

It’s almost National Poetry Month, and poet Susan Rich is curating this year’s Big Poetry Giveaway–a chance to get free poetry books. Thanks, Susan!

What you could win

I’ll be giving away a copy of my book Into the Rumored Spring or a copy of one of my favorite poetry books, Oliver de la Paz’s Furious Lullaby.

How to enter

To enter, just leave a comment on this post. I’ll draw the winners on May 1st or 2nd.

More details and poetry goodness

To meet more poets virtually and for more chances to win a book, check out the other participating blogs, including:

Kelli Russell Agodon, Book of Kells

Marjorie Manwaring, Ovenbirds &  Grecian Urns

And Susan’s blog, The Alchemist’s Kitchen, where you’ll find the whole list, plus details.

Enjoy the month, and good luck!

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  1. Susan Rich’s avatar

    Thanks so much for being part of this!


  2. Sarah Dangelantonio’s avatar

    thanks for participating in this great event! I also LOVE your Prompt-a-Day efforts for National Poetry Month.


  3. joannie’s avatar

    Susan, thanks for curating the event this year.

    Sarah, thanks for stopping by. And I’m glad the prompts work for you. I’ll have a new crop of poetry prompts starting on Monday.


  4. Allyson’s avatar

    Please add me! I’d love to win either of these.

    Can’t believe April begins tomorrow. Woo!


  5. Evelyn’s avatar

    I love this giveaway idea! Thanks.


  6. Stephanie Davies’s avatar

    Please consider this my entry!


  7. Jennifer’s avatar

    Thank you. The books sound interesting :)


  8. Diane Kendig’s avatar

    Joannie, both books sound terrific. Please throw my name in your hopper, real or virtual. And thanks for the opportunity!–diane


  9. katrina roberts’s avatar

    hi joanie! i’d love to play! xo


  10. joannie’s avatar

    Yay! Thanks, all, for commenting and entering.


  11. ivy’s avatar

    Thanks for doing this — thrilled to participate :)

    ivy973 (at)


  12. Michael Wells’s avatar

    Hi Joannie – Please add me to the drawing. Thanks!


  13. Doireann’s avatar

    hPlease enter me into the draw! Thanks! :-)


  14. Andrew’s avatar

    Thanks for doing this!


  15. knowledgeknut’s avatar

    I have not had the chance to read any contemporary poetry. I don’t know who or where to begin. Entering this contest seemed like a good way to start. Thank you very much for participating in this give away.



  16. Ron Lewis’s avatar

    Joannie: Please sign me up for your book giveaway! If I happen to be lucky enough to be an honored winner this year and receive your book, I will write a review and promote it through the Vermont Poetry Newsletter (& Poetry Event Calendar), which now receives over 1M hits/year. I’ll be nearly as excited to win de la Paz’s book, but hey I can be honest here, my heart says winning yours would be more incredible! Either way, I’ll be crossing my fingers and hope to soon find one of your selections in my personal poetry library! Thank you! Ron Lewis, VPN Editor (


  17. Angela’s avatar

    I would LOVE Oliver’s book!


  18. Deborah K. Hammond’s avatar

    Thanks so much! I’d love to be included.


  19. Nandini Dhar’s avatar

    Thanks! Please count me in! Nandini


  20. Elizabeth McLagan’s avatar

    I never win anything so here goes! Hope I’m doing this right…


  21. Moira Richards’s avatar

    Wheee! Sliding by at the last minute to enter :-))


  22. Shawnte’s avatar

    Me, too…unless it’s too late.



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