April National Poetry Month Giveaway

I learned of Kelli Russell Agodon’s giveaway for National Poetry Month (http://ofkells.blogspot.com/2010/03/poetry-book-giveaway-for-national.html) on Erika Dreifus’ Practicing Writer blog. http://practicing-writing.blogspot.com/2010/04/poetry-book-giveaway-for-national.html

Kelli Russell Agodon is encouraging the reading and sharing of poetry by building a community of bloggers willing to give away two books of poetry to readers who comment on their blogs. One book can be the blogger’s own, and one must be by another poet.

These days I am more of a guest blogger than a blogger, but I would like to participate and so here goes: one of my giveaway books is my own collection, BLESSINGS AND CURSES (Poetic Matrix Press, 2009).


I have been guest-blogging about the origins of some of the poems on Poetica Magazine. In order, the blogs are about the title poem:


about a Holocaust survivor


about children of survivors


and about a dream in which I visited the night garden of my muse.


I also recently guest blogged about “Early Literary Influences” on Editions Bibliotekos’ blog:


The second book I plan to give away will be a literary journal published recently, which is like a book in itself: the reader may choose from Iowa Review, Crab Orchard Review, Field, Colorado Review, Gettysburg Review, or Notre Dame Review—all periodicals to which I subscribed and which deserve to have a wider readership. I suppose we are nearing the end of print journalism; these volumes may well prove to be collectors’ items one day.


31 thoughts on “April National Poetry Month Giveaway

  1. Andrew says:

    Thanks for doing this…please count me in!

  2. Paul David says:

    Please include me. Thank you.
    Paul David

  3. Ev says:

    Please add me to your list too. Thanks, Ev

  4. Nandini Dhar says:

    Thanks,please count me in.

  5. joannejohns says:

    Me too please! navear@gmail.com

  6. Chad Scheel says:

    count me in…
    chad dot scheel at gmail dot com

  7. Sandra de Helen says:

    I’d be honored to be included as well.

  8. Molly says:

    count me in – thanks

    mollycspencer (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Jé Maverick says:

    Please consider me for this. Thank you. 🙂

  10. Carl Palmer says:

    This is so special of you, Anne. Thanks for the chance to win your book. Please add me to your list.

  11. Kristen says:

    Please count me in. Thank you for your generosity.

  12. Angela says:

    I’d love a journal if you have any left. With thanks,

  13. Angela says:

    I forgot to ask for your email address, Anne. 🙂

  14. Please count me in for the contest!

  15. Kelley Henry says:

    Notre Dame Review would be awesome…please count me in. Kelley kjhbunny@yahoo.com

  16. evie9 says:

    Please enter me, too! You can contact me at my own blog — http://evieshockley.wordpress.com — if I win (fingers crossed)! The journal I would like to receive is Crab Orchard Review. Thanks!

  17. Frogtown says:

    Very groovy of you, please count me in.

    frogtown (at) gmail.com

  18. Lindsay says:

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

    you can contact me at,


  19. vtpoet says:

    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

  20. Sam Boyd says:

    thank you for your generosity!


  21. Julie says:

    I appreciate the opportunity as well! You can reach me at my blog or email addy. I’d love to receive a copy of the Iowa Review. Thanks!

  22. thanks so much for hosting this giveaway.

    please add me!

  23. CJ says:

    Great to see another person participating in this generous giveaway!


    If there’s still time to enter into the draw, the Crab Orchards one sounds decent.

  24. Please add me to the drawing… Thanks!

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