The Big Poetry Giveaway 2012!

Tomorrow is April 1, the first day of National Poetry Month, which means it’s once again time for the Big Poetry Giveaway, a blog event created and organized by Kelli Russell Agodon where poets and poetry lovers giveaway two books of poems on their blog. Please visit her blog to get the full list of participants.

To play, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. Usually, I then choose the winners, using the Random Number Generator, on May 1, but since I’ll be in hospital with the new baby then, I probably won’t have the chance to post the winners until around May 7.

This year’s prizes include a chapbook and 4 journal subscriptions (1 year each):

Let the games begin!


I forgot the “about me” segment… Since I began this blog 4 years ago, my life has gone through seismic changes. From running a wonderful indie bookstore to working for my favorite small press, babies (babies! Me!) (and still another to come!), and last year the loss of my mother, my grief over which has rather taken over the world since. I keep no hard and fast rules regarding what I write about here, except that I tend not to mention my husband too much because he’s not comfortable with that. I have a chapbook, but it’s not part of the giveaway because I don’t have any copies. I’ll amend that one of these days — I think my local indie down the road still has a couple. I’m selectively submitting my full-length manuscript to a few very particular presses and contests, so knock wood that I’ll hear good news on that front one fine day. If you have a question you’ve always wanted to ask me, feel free to include that with your comment entry below!

31 responses to “The Big Poetry Giveaway 2012!”

  1. Would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thank you.
    Jessica Goodfellow

  2. Some generous offers. I’m in!

  3. That’s a nice assortment of prizes.
    I’d be happy to win one of them.

  4. Yay! Karen Weyant’s new book — can’t wait to read it. And the 4 give-away journals are all wonderful! You be well and as comfortable with that new about-to-sprout Georgia, ya hear?
    Hope you’ll be able to make it to my reading Thursday! xo

  5. Knocking on wood for you in the poetry world and wishing you happy baby wishes! I have Karen’s book but would give it as a gift if I win. Would love the subscriptions (or to extend my Cave Wall subscription)!!

  6. Great giveaway! I have the chapbook, so if I win, please pass it along.

    Best wishes for you and the baby.

  7. I would love to win any of these. Best wishes to you & your soon-to-be-expanded family!

    –Bernadette Geyer

  8. Nice to meet you, Marie!

    Allyson Whipple

  9. All the books you are giving away sound great, and I would love to read more poetry before I start my MFA. Thanks so much for doing this!
    Lisa McMurtray

  10. I would love to win. Thank you for your generosity.

  11. Great contest! Thanks.

  12. Interesting variation of the contest! I’m in, if you’ll have me.

    Joseph Harker
    linksfreude [at] gmail

  13. Would love to enter! I am having a free giveaway at my blog as well!

  14. I love the idea of giving away poetry lit mag subscriptions! Count me in!

  15. Hi Marie. Throw my name in the hat, please! Happy poetry month!

  16. I refuse to win without scratching something.

  17. My dear Lucius: Expelliarmus!

  18. why does wordpress make me log in!??!

    mememeeee! yayyy! poems!

    lauraelizabethdavis at gmail dot com

    thanks Marie!

  19. Great idea to feature journals! Count me in. I’m also offering three giveaways this year.

  20. This is great went ! I was looking for things on Amethyst Brook and found your site… please enter my name in your Giveaway. WOW! Amethyst, new babies and poetry…life couldn’t be better!

  21. Marie: Please sign me in for a chance of winning a book or one of four literary journal subscriptions through this year’s Big Poetry Giveaway. If I’m lucky enough to win Ms. Weyant’s 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

  22. Marie: I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    Margo Roby: margoroby[@]gmail[dot]com

    If you get a chance, my giveaway is at:

    Congratulations on the newest baby 🙂

  23. Best wishes on the cause for postponement
    Please add me to the list

  24. Ditto what Barbara said.

    And me, too, please: Deb Scott!

  25. What exciting prizes! Please add me to the list.
    Julieintheskywithdiamonds (at) verizon (dot) net

  26. Good luck with the birth, Marie! I’d love to win any of those. Please throw my name into the hat, too.

    And over at my blog I am giving stuff away too:

    email: Cati_Porter (at) Yahoo (dot) com

  27. Thanks for doing this, and I wish you and the baby all the best.

    Andrew Ty
    eldritch00 at gmail dot com

  28. Please enter me in the contest. And thanks.

  29. Sally Rosen Kindred

    Hey Marie! I would love to have a chance in your giveaway, too. I feel bad i can’t do a giveaway–guess it’s time to get myself a blog! Thank you, and happy Poetry Month!

    sally at quietmoon dot com

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