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Win Books! Big Poetry Giveaway 2014

Break out the hats & horns, April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, please join me in the Big Poetry Giveaway, an annual event in which dozens of writer-bloggers offer you chances to win their favorite poetry books. It's fun, easy & spreads good cheer.

My Big Poetry Giveaway

I'm giving away the following two books. To enter the drawing, leave your name in the comment section of this post.

Thin Skin
by Drew Myron

A book of my poems and black-and-white photos. Published in 2013, this is my first solo collection.

What others say about this book:

"She is the poet laureate of vulnerability!"
— Molly Spencer, The Stanza

"This collection confesses a vulnerability that has fostered a proud strength and authentic voice of empathy in its author. Thin Skin exposes the reader to life’s harsh elements, but also shows the way to refuge."
— Brian Juenemann, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association

And Her Soul Out of Nothing
by Olena Kalytiak Davis

I can't get enough of this book. In fact, I keep giving it away and buying back-up copies. Olena's poems are sharp, piercing and true. I've highlighted, underlined and analyzed the pages to pieces — but don't worry, you'll get a fresh, new copy. 

What others say about this book:

"A treasury of broken meditations and chipped singing, moments of insight and yearning . . . Olena Kalytiak Davis’s poems find evidence of the spirit everywhere, in laundromats, in parking lots and frozen landscapes, in the panic of birds.”
— Dean Young

Big Poetry Backstory:
Five years ago poet Kelli Russell Agodon created the Big Poetry Giveaway. In doing so, she fostered enthusiasm for poetry while also weaving together a community of kind and generous poets. In that spirit, let me introduce myself.

A bit about me:
I'm a writer, editor and poet — who likes reading, writing letters, and people with quick smiles. When not writing, I encourage others to write. I live on the Oregon Coast, and maintain two blogs: Off the Page, sharing Thankful Thursdays and writing-based topics; and 3 Good Books, a feature at Push Pull Books in which I invite writers and artists to share their favorite books on a given topic.  

How to win a book:
To enter the drawing, please leave your name and email address in the comment section of this post by midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on April 30, 2014. A winner will be randomly chosen from all entries. Books will be mailed (to anywhere on the planet, at no charge) in May.

How to win more books:
It's a poetry extravaganza! Fifty writers are giving away over 100 books. View the list of participants here.

Good luck. Thanks for playing!


Reader Comments (48)

Wooo! Of course I'm going to enter your drawing. :-) Happy Poetry Month!!

March 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson

Pick me, Pick me!!

March 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEdna Kitchen

Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway, Drew. Have a great week! Andrea Beltran - drebelle81@gmail.com http://andreabeltran.com/2014/03/31/big-poetry-giveaway/

March 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea Beltran

Thank You, Please enter me in poetry giveaway. Michele Kemper pamela12@peoplepc.com Have a great poetry month.

March 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

Hiya Drew,
Thanks for playing is what you're saying
but, I'm hearing more.
Read poems galore
so you won't be a bore.
Of course I'm in up to my shin
I hope I'll win I'm praying.

March 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFred

Congratulations on the new book!

April 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Rich

Thank you Susan.
And backatcha, with your hot-off-the-presses collection.
Good to see you here.

April 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

New books? New books? Cool!

April 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Murphy

Cathy, my book is only newish -- published last year -- but it's all the same to me when we're talking FREE. Good to see you here!

April 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

I'd love to enter your books look intriguing. I am a wee bit paranoid about posting my email and leaving it up for a month so I'll come back and post it later if that's okay. Thank you!
Rebecca Loudon

April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Loudon

Hi Rebecca,
No need to fret. When you sign in to leave a comment, your email address is not visible to the public, just to the blog manager (me!).
Thanks for playing. Good luck!

April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

Congratulations on your new book! Would love to win it, or Davis's book!

April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Goodfellow

You had me at Olena Kalytiak Davis, but your own work looks equally compelling,

April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErin

So awesome, Drew! Very generous of you (as always).

April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHannah Stephenson

Thanks for making this giveaway possible.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Ray

Happy NaPoWriMo! Count me in, please!

Email: roquedog504@gmail.com

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRodney

May I?

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIan

Thank you so much for the opportunity. You're a classy lady with style, great vibe, and a wonderful energy source. Glad I live here (in Oregon).

Pauls Brüder (Tom Hayden)
56771 Lunar Drive #6
Sunriver, Oregon 97707

*There: stalk away!!! Bring snacks. hahahaha.

Actually, that reminds me of an hilarious joke. If I ever happen to meet you, then I'll be sure to perform it for you. It's one of those "acting-type" jokes. Oh, it's clean. I saw it performed on....something? once, perhaps some 'rom-com' that I was watching. Have a wonderful 'PoeMon' celebration.

Your fan,


April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPauls Brüder

I would love to win a book. Thank you for posting the drawing!

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

I'd love to play! Great books! xo

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkatrina roberts

Thanks so much for doing this, I'd love to win either book. Happy Poetry Month! My name is Brian Wong and my e-mail is: thebripod@gmail.com

April 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Wong

Great opportunity

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Murrish

please enter me into the drawing!

April 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Hi Drew,
Please enter my name in the drawing for the books you describe. I'm especially interested in the one that you authored.

Thank you!

Marianne Mersereau - marianne4art@yahoo.com

April 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne Mersereau

Please sign me up! Thanks, Lynn

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLynn Pedersen

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