Big Poetry Giveaway 2014!

big poetry giveaway 2014

Yay! April is almost here! And April is always full of wonderful things. Like the Austin International Poetry Festival. And Poetry at Round Top. And my birthday! (I’m turning 30 this year. Woo!) And National Poetry Month. And for the ambitious people, NaPoWriMo.

So of course it makes sense that such a poetic month would include an event all about sharing poetry. That would be the Big Poetry Giveaway, hosted by Kelli Russell Agodon.

This year, I’m delighted that one of the books I’ll be offering is a copy of my chapbook, We’re Smaller Than We Think We Are, published by Finishing Line Press in May 2013. I’m so excited that I can finally offer up one of my own books. I feel like a real poet! 😛



I’m also offering a copy of Dance in Poetry: An International Anthology of Poems About Dance, edited by Alkis Raftis. As someone who has been dancing most of her life, this book has meant quite a lot to me, and I want to share it with another lucky reader.


Finally, this year I’m offering a third bonus book! I’m offering a copy of the Kattywompus Press anthology Mercury Retrograde: Fried Electronics, Transport Mishaps, Snarled Communications, edited by Sammy Greenspan. I have two poems in it, surrounded by great work from a number of other authors.


Want to win one of these books? Leave a comment with your name, and whether or not you have a preference for a specific title. Your comment must be received by 11:59 p.m. Hawaii time on April 30th. Make sure I have a way to contact you if you win! Winners will be selected at random at some point in the first week of May.

Since the Big Poetry Giveaway tends to bring new readers, many poets like to include something about themselves in their main BPG post. So here are some fun things about me:

  • Avocados are my favorite thing to eat.
  • I direct the Austin Feminist Poetry Festival, which takes place in September this year.
  • My favorite band is the Mountain Goats.
  • I have a red belt in Kung Fu and will test for my black belt this November.
  • I have a full-length manuscript out for submission, and three chapbook-length projects in progress.

Remember: enter anytime between now and April 30th to win one of three books! All you have to do is leave a comment! And if you’re a poet who wants to give poetry away, head over to Kelli Russell Agodon’s kickoff post for instructions on how to do so.

I look forward to a great month of poetry.


36 thoughts on “Big Poetry Giveaway 2014!

  1. Hi there! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love that poets want to share the work, and I’d particularly like to read yours. Thanks for being part of this!


  2. The “Big Poetry Giveaway! 2014” is terrific. It brought me to your blog, connects me with other creatives, gives me the chance to add some great editions (including your chapbook) to my library, and spreads a love of and passion for poetry. COUNT ME IN!

    Chester Hopewell, chester dot hopewell at yahoo dot com

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    Connect wit me on Twitter @ChesterHopewell

    Happy National Poetry Month!


  3. I would love to win any of these books, they all sound fantastic. I love that even if I don’t win, I still have an abundance of poetry books to go and check out.


  4. I’d love to win your chapbook, and I’d love to know more about the Austin Feminist Poetry Festival – I have dear friends down there and would love an excuse to visit!


  5. Great giveaway! I love the tile and cover of your book!


  6. Dance dance poetry poetry dance and poetry new books and unfamiliar names – I am in!!!
    (also, I was too late to officially join but am taking an outsider part in the giveaway so you are welcome to check if you see something fitting)


  7. Oh well! If avocados are your favourite things to eat AND you live in Texas, it doesn’t get much better [I’m a transplant who lives in San Antonio, except right now when I’m in Atlanta]. I’m late getting around this year. Please add me to the names.


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