Big Poetry Giveaway 2014

big poetry giveaway 2014

Gosh, I was so focused on planning prompts for April that I almost forgot about the Big Poetry Giveaway! Many thanks to Kelli Russell Agodon for hosting/continuing this tradition, and thanks to Elizabeth Austen for the reminder.

But it’s okay, because you have until the end of April 30th to enter.

What I’ll be giving away:

In Both Hands, my new book of poems from Ravenna Press. Kelli’s instructions include the option of talking about writing process–and, to me, this book is a lot about process. (I’m happy to chat craft and process at any time.) Poems in sections (aggregation and then cutting–juxtaposition), prose poems, crazy map poems with six beats per line–with a few “straight-forward” poems for balance.

The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, by Gabriella Calvocoressi. I’ve read many fine poetry books so far, so it’s hard to choose. But this book did indeed knock me on my ass, in the best way.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post before midnight PDT April 30th. On May 1st, I’ll put all the names in a box and ask my husband to draw two. You could be one of the winners.

Then visit Book of Kells to see the whole list of people giving away books. And if you want to join in the giving away, you can get all the details there.

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  1. Susan Rich’s avatar

    Would love to win either one, thanks for participating!

  2. joannie’s avatar

    You’re entered!

  3. Rodney’s avatar

    Count me in, please!

    Name: Rodney

  4. Allyson’s avatar

    Please enter me! Would love to win either. Happy Poetry Month!

  5. Esther’s avatar

    Please enter me in the drawing and thank u for doing this. I have your lovely In Both Hands but not the others. Happy poetry month!

  6. C.A. LaRue’s avatar

    Sign me up! Happy to win either one.

  7. katrina roberts’s avatar

    Joannie! I’d love to play! All happiness to you this April! xo

  8. Dhyan’s avatar

    please put my name in that box

    thank you for participating

    (and.. I have been too late to take official part in this year Giveaway but am giving away some books any way – so feel free to stop by and join in if you see something fitting you)

  9. Sylvia Vaughn’s avatar

    Wow, this is too cool! Thanks for a chance to read more quality poetry.

  10. Priyanci Srivastava’s avatar

    Hello ma’am! Please enter my name in your drawing, as well 🙂 I’d love to read any of these books. Thanks a lot!

  11. Michael Wells’s avatar

    Joannie – Pleas add me to the drawing. In Both Hands sounds really interesting.

  12. Lynn Pedersen’s avatar

    Sign me up! Glad to hear about these two books. Feel free to enter my giveaway as well. Thanks, Lynn

  13. Brian Wong’s avatar

    I’d love a chance to win, thanks so much for doing this! I’m Brian Wong and my e-mail is:

    Happy Poetry Month!

  14. Mary W. Jensen’s avatar

    Yay for more poetry books to add to my to-read list. These look wonderful.

  15. Marianne Mersereau’s avatar

    Crossing my fingers that my name will be chosen! Thank you so much! Marianne Mersereau –

  16. Jennifer’s avatar

    Throw my name in the hat please. Thank you!

  17. margo roby’s avatar

    Hello, I’m late getting around this year. Please add me to the names.

  18. Robin A. Sams’s avatar

    Happy National Poetry Month! Please enter me in your giveaway.

  19. Renee’s avatar

    please sign me up! and my giveaway is here, on my blog:
    thisquiethour at gmail dot com

  20. Lissa Clouser’s avatar

    Thanks for being a part of the giveaways! I’d love to win!

  21. Andrew’s avatar

    Please count me in, and thanks for doing this!

  22. Kelli Russell Agodon’s avatar

    Thanks for participating. I have your book, but please include me for the other drawing! thank you, Joannie!

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