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!