3rd annual Big Poetry Giveaway — get your free poetry here

image by Kelli Russell Agodon

It’s that time of year again, when the poets of the blogosphere join together to send free poetry all around the world. Kelli Russell Agodon is the ringleader of this poetry circus, and you can find out more about the Big Giveaway on her blog.

(**Oh, and I forgot to say in the original post that Kelli will be keeping and updating a list of all poets participating in the giveaway if you want to try for a bunch more books!)

If this is your first visit to the stanza, welcome and thanks for stopping by. This blog is a labor of love where I write about poetry, the writing life, parenthood, and life in general. I invite you to poke around a little bit while you’re here: for poetry, craft talk, and poetry resources try the roundups; for inspiration look at sunday words; if you’re a fan of stories told in a single image, take a look at wordless wednesdays. What I love most is when this blog becomes a place for conversations amongst readers, so I invite you to chime in with your thoughts if you’re so inclined.

And don’t forget to enter your name in the comments of this post for your chance to win one of the following poetry collections:

Threshold by Jennifer Richter

Threshold was winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition, and published by Southern Illinois University Press in April 2010. In spare and finely honed language, Jennifer Richter weaves moments of everyday life — putting the baby to sleep, talking with neighbors — with an account of illness and, ultimately, survival. The poet looks at each strand of her life with grace and clear-sightedness to give us a collection of beautifully crafted poems that help us see our lives as something luminous and growing despite our struggles.

Rookery by Traci Brimhall

Rookery won the Crab Orchard Series First Book Award and was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2010. This book is part story, part book of spells. We are just as apt to find crickets, ants, and mice grinding their teeth, as angels and saints making themselves known in daily life. In Brimhall’s beautiful and urgent language, stories of betrayal, coming of age, and historical events combine to create a sensual study of our human nature shaped by forces of love, loss, and life.

I promise you won’t be disappointed with either of these titles, and I hope you’ll enter for your chance to win by commenting on this post. Please make sure to leave some way for me to get in touch with you if you’re the lucky winner. Winners will be selected at random and I’ll announce the lucky pair on May 1.

Happy April is Poetry Month to all of you!

44 thoughts on “3rd annual Big Poetry Giveaway — get your free poetry here

  1. Poetry month sends me around the web and around the world, connecting & reconnecting with poems and their lovers. This is my first visit here, and it will not be my last.

  2. Excellent books! Since I’ve read Threshold (and loved it), I would really like to win Rookery. You’ve spoken so highly of Traci Brimhall’s work. Please count me in.

    Thanks Molly.

    • If any of the lucky winners has read one of the titles, I’ll make it so they get the other. That should be allowed, right?

  3. Happy National Poetry Month! Thank you for the opportunity to discover these great books – Rookery sounds fantastic!!! Sincerely, Theresa (theresamacnaughtonatgmaildotcom)

  4. Molly: Please sign me in for a chance of winning one of your fine books through this year’s Big Poetry Giveaway. If I’m lucky enough to win either book, I will promise you I’ll read and review it for my popular, monthly online newsletter, which is read by many of this state’s serious poets.

    Thank you!

    Ronald Lewis
    Vermont Poetry Newsletter
    & Poetry Event Calendar

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  6. Molly, please include me! I’ve wanted to read Rookery for a while now, and Threshold looks wonderful too! Thank you so much for your blog–which I love–and your offer here for the giveaway!

    sally at quietmoon dot com

    • Ok, Sally, you’re in! I’m so glad you enjoy the blog — thanks for telling me. Good luck — both the books are awesome!

    • Hey, Ms. Enness — happy to! I remember writing poems for you in 6th grade. You were not going for my slant rhymes :).

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