I'm very happy — exuberant even — to announce winners of the first annual Poetry Book Giveaway: 

If you're a winner and you see your name below, please email me at with your mailing address so I can ship your book right away.  

Winner of Forecast, a word-art collaboration by Drew Myron and Tracy Weil, is A.M. (also known as Amber McQuillan) of Newfoundland.

Winner of The Real Warnings by Rhett Iseman Trull (one of my favorite poets and poetry collections), is Matthew Thorburn, a poet living in New York City. 

The Poetry Book Giveaway was created by poet Kelli Agodon to celebrate National Poetry Month and promote a love of, and appreciation for, poetry. Over 50 bloggers took part, giving away more than 100 poetry books.

The event has been a wonderful way to explore and discover a mix of new, unknown and established poets. Many thanks to Kelli at Book of Kells for including me as a Giveaway host, and to everyone for stopping by and entering the drawing. See you next year!