« It's not a test | Main | Thankful Thursday: Get A Mentor »

Win! Free Books for Poetry Month

Welcome to the 6th Annual Big Poetry Giveaway!

To celebrate National Poetry Month, poets across the globe are giving away books. Lucky you!

Playing is easy. To enter the drawing, simply leave a comment at the end of this blog post. On May 1st, I'll close my eyes, choose two names, and announce the winners. 

I'm giving away two books — my own and one of my favorites:

Thin Skin
by Drew Myron

A blend of black-and-white photos paired with tender, precise poems.

She is the poet laureate of vulnerability!

  — Molly Spencer, The Stanza

Thin Skin exposes the reader to life’s harsh elements, but also shows the way to refuge.

— Brian Juenemann
Pacific Northwest
Booksellers Association

What It Is
by Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry is a writer, illustrator and enthusiastic advocate for the arts. "Creativity is there in everybody, in everybody,” she says.

While not technically a poet, Barry embodies the creative, willing spirit that poetry requires. In fact, the Poetry Foundation featured Barry in this friendly and practical chat. 


About Your Hostess (Me!)

Who I am: Drew Myron - writer, editor, encourager, poet, wife, daughter, sister

What I do: Write, read, snack & nap. Also, run a marketing communications company in which I give voice to people, places, projects.  

What I believe: Gratitude drives joy. With Thankful Thursday, I take a weekly pause to express appreciation for things big and small. Please join in! 

Blogs I read: Calm Things by Shawna Lemay, The Stanza by Molly Spencer, Battered Hive by Shawnte Orion, 3 Good Books by Push Pull Books (and me).

To enter the drawing, please leave your name and contact info in the comment section by April 30, 2015. I'll randomly choose and announce the two lucky winners the week of May 1, 2015.

For the chance to win even more books, go here to see a list of participating poets.

Reader Comments (35)

Count me in, Drew! Thanks.

April 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Goodfellow

Hooray! This is my favorite blog event of the year. Definitely add me. :-)

April 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson Whipple

Just jumping in to say those are two of my favorite books :)
No need to add me to the drawing. Just sharing the love.

April 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTrish Bailey

Ahhh, Trish -- you're a peach!

April 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

I LOVE the cover of Thin Skin. I want it. And the contents. Oh, let it me (me).

April 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Preston Smith

I already have Thin Skin(and love it) and would love to add "what it is" too my collection!!

April 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNina McDoanld

Hi! Please enter me in your giveaway.

If you like, you can enter my giveaway here: https://robinasams.wordpress.com/2015/03/29/big-poetry-giveaway-2015/

April 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRobin A. Sams

It's wonderful to meet you. Happy National Poetry Month, and thank you for celebrating it with a giveaway of your work and those of others.

April 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa

Hi, Drew. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! lkkolpbmt@yahoo.com

April 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie Kolp

This is a fabulous poetry giveaway! I would be very happy to receive any of these books. It has been a great way for me to find new blogs and to meet the works of poets I am not acquainted with.

please enter me in this drawing. email: dianealvine@comcast.net

April 4, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdianne

Drew, a generous gesture to spread poems, not just for a month but for every day.
I have Thin Skin, happily. And really just want to say hello to you and others who, with Mark Strand, eat poems.

April 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirl McPhillips

Hello Shirl,
So good to see you here. Thanks for the nice message. And, yes, yes, let's make a meal of poetry! :)

April 4, 2015 | Registered CommenterDrew

These look great. Hoping to win.

April 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterC.A. LaRue

please enter me in the giveaway. I'd especially love to win Thin Skin. It combines two things I love--poetry and black and white photos. Perfect!


April 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Hofke

Glad to see you participating in NaPo and the giveaway! Please add me to the drawing.

Rodney Wilder

April 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRodney Wilder

Lynda Barry is wonderful. And I really like the cover of your collection.

– Andrea Blythe
andreablythe at hotmail dot com

April 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea Blythe

Hi Drew!

I won your amazing book last year, and I'd like to try my luck winning "What It Is" this time around. Thank so much for doing this giveaway!

My name is Brian Wong and my e-mail is: thebripod@gmail.com

Happy Poetry Month!

April 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Wong

Hey Brian,
I remember you! Good to see you back.

April 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

i'd love to win! thanks for doing a giveaway =)
Renee Emerson thisquiethour AT gmail DOT com

April 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Please enter me in your generous drawing, and thanks! Both books sound delightful.

April 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJo Lightfoot

I would love to be entered in this drawing! Thanks for participating in the giveaway and for sharing the links to your favorite blogs. Happy Poetry Month, Marianne Mersereau, marianne4art@yahoo.com

April 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne Mersereau

Poems........breath of llife

April 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Sullivan

Poetry scares me! I want to begin reading more poetry, and your giveaway is an excellent place to start. When in grade school I was excited about poetry, reading and writing it, and then somehow the critic crept in and I stopped. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

April 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLori Cooley

No need for fear, Lori. :) Let's banish the internal critic and return to your love of reading and writing. That's what it's all about.

Thanks for playing. Good luck!

April 17, 2015 | Registered CommenterDrew

Great.Keep the good work going.

April 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commentergeorge

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>