Monday, March 30, 2015

Big Poetry Giveaway 2015!

We're two days out from April, which means we're teetering on the brink of that massive, ink-and-font-filled chasm known as NaPoWriMo (National Poetry-Writing Month). I'll be taking on the challenge to write 30 poems in the 30 days of April, and if that intrigues you, I encourage you to take it on as well! You can learn more here.

Before we jump over that cliff, though, Kelli Russell Agodon over at Book of Kells is once again hosting the Big Poetry Giveaway, that massive book-of-poetry swap where poets and bloggers hold contests to give two books of poetry to two randomly selected people. I've done this for the past couple years, and I always enjoy it so much, so I am joining in for another year of giveaway goodness.

You can learn all about how the giveaway works (and how you can participate and host your own giveaway, if you wish) at Book of Kells, but here's the quick gist of how it works:

When: The giveaway is open to be entered from now until midnight, April 30.

How to Enter: Simply comment on this post with your name and email address, and you're in!

What Two Books? I will be giving away the following two books, to two randomly-selected entrants...

Ars Golgothica, my first book of poetry, released in 2012. The poems collected here speak to the varying shades of experience -- grief and suffering, love and joy -- through the lens of life in Christ. The poems transcend the expectations of the often-alienating genre, digging into the dirt and finding the Eden there, the hope to be found in ruin, and the significance of sorrow.

Slow Dance With Sasquatch by Jeremy Radin, an incredibly earthy collection of poems that I can't see any lover of literature having a hard time falling head-over-fur-cuffed-heels for. You can learn more about it, as well as read some samples, at the Write Bloody Publishing store.

And that's it! I'll be giving away one copy of each, to two people who comment on this post with their name and email. After the contest ends, I will enter all the entrants into a random number generator and contact the lucky recipients for their shipping info. No hassle, no cost -- just lovely collections of word-dainties and thought-entrees. It's surprisingly easy, and just as fun for me (maybe more so).

So, yeah...have a great month, enter if you're inclined, and I'll be back in a couple days for NAPOWRIMOOOOO.


  1. Yay! I love the Big Poetry Giveaway! Add me to your drawing, please. :-)

  2. Both look intriguing-please enter me into your drawing :)

    Happy writing!

  3. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win either of these interesting books of poetry.

  4. Please count me in the drawing, too-- Thanks.

  5. Creepy cover with Sasquatch, but sounds like a great read.

    – Andrea Blythe
    andreablythe at hotmail dot com

    1. haha, yeah, Jeremy's writing can have some eerie nuances to it, but always in a rich, enjoyable way.

      Thanks for visiting!

  6. I'd love to be entered to win either one of these books; they look great! My name is Brian Wong and my e-mail is:

    Thanks so much and have a great Poetry Month!

    1. You're in! Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a great month as well.

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    1. Thanks for coming by! What is an email address I can contact you at if you win?

      Also, you're from the NW, in a metal band, and a worship team? How have we not met? (Or DO we know each other? lol)

  8. The BIG poetry is here!! Yammi!

    Please count me in.

    Really appreciate you are playing

  9. Yes, please enter me for the gieaway - Patricia Dowell -

  10. Yes, please enter me for the gieaway - Patricia Dowell -

  11. Sign me up! I'll cross my fingers. Ron Lewis, Vermont Poetry Newsletter