Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Big Poetry Giveaway


The big poetry giveaway is on again! Kelli at Book of Kells started this five years ago, and I tried to join in last year. Somehow it didn't quite work out, as I e-mailed the winners of the books I planned to give away, and didn't receive any return e-mails advising postal addresses. So I am trying again with "double or nothing".

Here is how it works:
Participants give away two books of poetry, one must be by another poet. To win, all you have to do is leave a comment saying you would like to be in the draw, with an e-mail address, otherwise I can't contact you if you win. At the end of April I will draw the winners, e-mail you and ask for a postal address.

So, from last year I have on offer one copy of The Nature of Things: Poems from the New Zealand Landscape which is a very beautiful book - besides poems, there is the added bonus of beautiful landscape photography to admire.

Then, this year I have added one copy of Sue Wootton's third book of poetry, By Birdlight. Sue is my current favourite New Zealand poet, and this collection more than matches the quality of her two earlier books.

Then, a double dose of the book that my small poetry group published - so, not quite my own book, but a quarter of it is my own:
Flap:The Chook Book 2. I have two copies to give away.

I hope that this year I can actually make this work and get all four books in the mail. The draw will be at the end of April, since April is National Poetry Month in the USA. (Lucky Americans get a whole month, in New Zealand we have National Poetry Day in July).

To find more bloggers participating in the Big Poetry Giveaway, hop on over to Kelli Agodon's blog and this post.

25 comments:

Allyson said...

Happy Poetry Month! I hope this year works out for you. Please do enter me in your drawing.

literaryaustin [at] gmail [dot] com

Kimberley McGill said...

Oh, what a lovely give-a-way! Count me in

andreabeltran.com said...

Hi Catherine, thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. Enjoy your week, Andrea Beltran - drebelle81@gmail.com http://andreabeltran.com/2014/03/31/big-poetry-giveaway/

Jeff Ray said...

Thanks, so much, for making this giveaway possible.

R. Wilder Jr. said...

Happy NaPoWriMo! Count me in, please!

Email: roquedog504@gmail.com

C.A. LaRue said...

Sign me up. Love to win! bonesparkblog@yahoo.com

katrina said...

I'd love to play! All thanks!
(robertkc@whitman.edu)

Rachel said...

oh I must be included! rachelthomson.24@gmail.com

Clarissa Aykroyd said...

Please enter me! Many thanks. clarissa.aykroyd@lamda.org.uk

Lynn Pedersen said...

Sign me up and feel free to enter my giveaway as well!

lynnpedersen.wordpress.com
lynn.pedersen.poetry@gmail.com

Brian Wong said...

Thanks for doing this giveaway! I would love to win any of these books. Happy Poetry Month! My name is Brian Wong and my e-mail is: thebripod@gmail.com

Mystical Marianne said...

Hi Catherine, I would love to enter the drawing for your book giveaways! I have been to New Zealand and enjoyed the beautiful landscape that reminds me of the Pacific Northwest here in the states.

Best wishes for a very happy and successful poetry month,

Marianne Mersereau
marianne4art@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

Thanks for doing t his, I'm always happy to add to my poetry collection
memurrish@gmail.com

Crafty Green Poet said...

sounds like a lovely giveaway, thanks! Juliet.m.wilson@gmail.com

Renee said...

i'd love to win any of these, thanks!
renee emerson
thisquiethour at gmail dot com

utopianfragments said...

Thank you very much for taking part

would love to see New Zealand landscape , it seems too far for coming to visit.

(and.. I have been too late to take official part in this year Giveaway but am giving away some books any way - so feel free to stop by and join in if you see something fitting you)

Linda H. said...

The Nature of Things sounds like a wonderful book (but, of course, I'd be happy to win any poetry book).

Mary Jensen said...

That New Zealand landscape book sounds wonderful, but I would be happy to win any of these.

feywriter@hotmail.com

Michael Wells said...

Hi Catherine - I'd love to be added to the drawing. Happy Poetry Month!! Thanks.

Lissa Clouser said...

Please add me to the drawing! So happy to find new things to read.

Lissa Clouser
quidam87@gmail.com

robinasams said...

These poetry books sound interesting. Please sign me up for your giveaway. My e-mail is robinasams@gmail.com.

Jennifer said...

Hello. I would love to participate in your blog giveaway. :)
thank you

margoroby.com said...

Hello, I'm late getting around this year. Please add me to the names.
margoroby@gmail.com

Andrew said...

Please count me in, and thanks for doing this! eldritch00 at gmail dot com

Deborah K. Hammond said...

yes, please, especially the one with photos of New Zealand! dkh at olympus dot net