Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Poetry Book Giveaway: You Can't Lose

Here's another wonderful idea: po-blogger Kelli Russell Agodon has launched a poetry book giveaway to coordinate with National Poetry Month (that's April, y'all). I'm happy to participate. Click here for Kelli's full post/explanation on her blog.

I will be giving away one copy of my book, Survivable World, and one hardcover copy of F. Daniel Rzicznek's Neck of the World (winner of the May Swenson Poetry Award and published in 2007).

All you have to do is write a response to this blog post (this one, right here, the one you are reading right now) before midnight on April 30th. On May 1st, I will randomly select two of the comment posters; each will be mailed one of the books. (So if you post, be sure that I have a way of reaching you in case I need your mailing address.) You don't pay a thing.

Let's play!

Update, 4/06: I've decided to sweeten the odds. For every five persons who respond to this blog post, I'll add a chapbook from my micropress. Right now, we have fifteen comments, so I'm adding three chapbooks to the giveaway pile: reliquary, by Boyer Rickel; The book of small treasures, by Christine Klocek-Lim; and Still, by Deborah Burnham. Feel free to spread the word!

4/19 update: We've surpassed 25 comments, which means two more chapbooks are up for grabs: Round Trip, collaborative poems by Kevin McLellan and fifteen poets, and Notes from the Red Zone, by Christina Pacosz. Thanks for spreading the word, y'all.

4/24 update: Keep the comments coming! With 30 folks responding, I'm adding a copy of Matthew Hittinger's Platos de Sal.

38 comments:

Gabriel said...

I have a sweet SIGNED copy of SURVIVABLE WORLD, so if I win, I'll have to regift it. ;-) But I know Dan and do NOT yet have his book.

Good luck in NaPoWriMo. Regrettably, April is the cruelest month for my day job, so I will not participate.

Stephanie Goehring said...

I'm in! I have a copy of your book (and it's brilliant and beautiful and I'd be happy to be able to give someone a copy) but I do not have a copy of the other. Happy April!

Eldritch00 said...

Count me in! Thanks for doing this.

Diane Lockward said...

Please add my name. And feel free to add yours to my Giveaway.

Kristin said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

Justin Evans said...

Please include me in your drawing. Feel free to sign up for mine.

Matthew Thorburn said...

Hi Ron, please include me too. Thanks,

Matt

(P.S. I'd be happy to trade books with you as well, if you'd like)

Sandy Longhorn said...

Hi, Ron~
Please add my name! I'm in the giveaway game too at Myself the only Kangaroo among the Beauty .

Evelyn said...

Please enter my name. I'm finding so many great new poetry blogs through this giveaway! Thanks, Ev
evfhanna[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jennifer said...

Ron,

Long time, no see! Of course I have a copy of your book, but would be happy to have another.

Enter me please, and I hope you'll stop by www.everydaybright.com and add yours as well.

Jen Gresham

jublke said...

This is so fun! I love the idea of a poetry giveaway. Please drop by my blog for a chance at more free books: Stars in my Sugar Bowl.

Benjamin Vogt said...

I'm in! Play ball! (Go Twins)

Ching-In Chen said...

Yay, I want to play! :-)

Suzanne said...

Me! Thanks.

Beth said...

me too:) green_alligator_2000@yahoo.ca

n.w.d.s. said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks. (n_schuurman1@hotmail.com)

joannejohns said...

Count me in!

Andrew said...

I've had the pleasure of seeing Daniel read, but never picked up a copy of his book.

Count me in!

Daniel said...

Hey Ron,

I'm in! And, as I have no blog, but would love to join in, I would also love to add to the pool. Let me know if you want me to toss in a copy of my book, Capturing the Dead, and a copy of last year's Pearl Poetry Prize winner--Through the Glorieta Pass by Lavonne J. Adams (it's a marvelous work).

Cheers,
Daniel

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Totalfeckineejit said...

I'm too fat for the hat, so just put my name in please Ron!

Chad said...

count me in...

Molly said...

Please count me in - thanks

Carl Palmer said...

Please add my name, Ron.

Jé Maverick said...

Thanks for the opportunity, Ron. Please consider me for the draw. Cheers. :)

Kim said...

What a generous-spirited idea! I love it. Thank you--

Kim Roberts
beltway.poetry@juno.com

Remy said...

This is a fantastic way to spread the poetry you like. Count me in.

Ben said...

Wow. This is fabulous. Count me in.

Frogtown said...

Count me in as well :) very groovy

frogtown (at) gmail.com

Lindsay said...

Thanks very much for this opportunity!
Would make some great post-exams reading :)

you can contact me at,

lindsay.veenstra(at)gmail(dot)com

zooeylive said...

Please count me in too! Thanks
Nandini
(nandinikolkata@gmail.com)

Ronald said...

Thank you so much for this opportunity - such a great idea! I produce the Vermont Poetry Newsletter & Poetry Event Calendar, so am looking forward to promoting your book, if I'm lucky enough to be a winner! Ron Lewis

Tara Mae said...

me me!

Sam said...

thank you for your generosity!

boydst@plu.edu

lizahl said...

Nothing like getting in under the wire! lizahl@hotmail.com

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

thanks so much for hosting this giveaway.

please add me!

stacylynnmar@yahoo.com

Con said...

Great to see another person participating in this generous giveaway!

cj.anythingeverythingnothing@gmail.com

Adding a chapbook for every five commentors is extremely generous, by the way.

mariegauthier said...

Whoops, I almost missed my shot! Thanks for the reminder, and please add me to the pot...