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April 5, 2010

Poetry Book Giveaway!

Filed under: NaPoWriMo — by evie9 @ 3:04 am

Poetry Book Giveaway

Greetings!  Here’s another post (like the one below introducing NaPoWriMo) that will stay up all month.  I’m participating in a Poetry Book Giveaway, initiated by Kelli Russell Agodon, also in honor of National Poetry Month.  Unlike the poem-a-day challenge, this is one form of participation I feel certain I can see through to the end!  🙂

I’ll be giving away two books:

a half-red sea 1) The first lucky winner will receive a copy of my book, a half-red sea.  You can check out some reviews of it here and here.

Nathaniel Mackey's Splay Anthem 2) And the second luckier winner will receive a copy of a book by one of my favorite poets, Nathaniel Mackey’s Splay Anthem, which won the National Book Award in Poetry in 2006.  It’s the latest section of his ongoing serial poem “Song of the Andoumboulou.”  Read more about it here and here.

All you have to do is leave a comment to this post saying that you’d like to be entered and giving me your name and an email address or blog URL, so that if you win I can contact you for your mailing address.  Please be sure to leave your comment on this post and not any of my poem-a-day posts, because I delete those on a daily basis.  The winners will be chosen from among this post’s comments stream, using a random number generator.  I will determine and announce the winners on Saturday, May 1st.  All entries through midnight on April 30th will be eligible!

Thanks to Kelli for this idea, which is circulating among several poets — you can find others who are also hosting giveaways by going to Kelli’s site and checking her left sidebar for links to all participating bloggers.

Happy National Poetry Month!  And may the luckiest entrants win!



  1. Please count me in! Thanks!

    Comment by Nandini Dhar — April 5, 2010 @ 10:53 am |Reply

  2. Yay! I love this idea! Thanks for visiting me & I want to enter your giveaway too! 🙂

    Comment by chinginchen — April 5, 2010 @ 1:02 pm |Reply

  3. Please count me in, too. Stop by and see if you want a chance at the books I am giving away.

    Comment by Justin Evans — April 5, 2010 @ 1:04 pm |Reply

  4. Me! Me! Me! Oh, me! I’m having a giveaway too. xo

    Comment by suzanne — April 5, 2010 @ 1:35 pm |Reply

  5. ps I already have your brilliant book, but consider me for your favorite? xo

    Comment by suzanne — April 5, 2010 @ 1:56 pm |Reply

  6. Count me in please! Thanks for doing this.

    Comment by eldritch00 — April 5, 2010 @ 2:13 pm |Reply

  7. Thanks, all! This is going to be fun!

    Oh — and I’ll definitely be stopping by other giveaway pages soon… 🙂

    Comment by evie9 — April 5, 2010 @ 2:57 pm |Reply

  8. me too please! Happy Poetry Month!

    Comment by Chloe — April 5, 2010 @ 6:16 pm |Reply

  9. Please add me to your contest and feel free to stop by my blog and sign up for free books there.

    Comment by Sandy Longhorn — April 5, 2010 @ 6:25 pm |Reply

  10. Please add me to the list! Thanks!

    Comment by Bernadette Geyer — April 5, 2010 @ 8:30 pm |Reply

  11. Please add me as well. How wonderful. Please visit my blog as well, and enter for more free books.

    Comment by Erin — April 5, 2010 @ 11:48 pm |Reply

  12. Please count me in. I do appreciate it.

    Comment by Natalie — April 6, 2010 @ 12:17 am |Reply

  13. me too:)

    Comment by Beth — April 6, 2010 @ 1:48 pm |Reply

  14. I’m game. Not like deer, though.

    Comment by Benjamin — April 6, 2010 @ 3:48 pm |Reply

    • tres amusant! you’re in . . . like, um, flynn. 🙂

      Comment by evie9 — April 6, 2010 @ 4:47 pm |Reply

  15. Cheers, I’d love to in the running for your books.

    And again, my blog and giveaway books are here:

    Comment by Ronda Broatch — April 6, 2010 @ 7:36 pm |Reply

  16. I would love to be entered. Thanks.

    Comment by n.s. — April 6, 2010 @ 9:25 pm |Reply

  17. Sounds awesome, I’m in!

    Comment by joannejohns — April 7, 2010 @ 6:08 pm |Reply

  18. Please add me to your list. Thanks! ev

    Comment by Ev — April 7, 2010 @ 9:12 pm |Reply

  19. Please count me in. Thanks! Deborah

    Comment by deborah — April 12, 2010 @ 2:59 pm |Reply

  20. Please enter me! Happy NPM!! 🙂

    Comment by jama — April 12, 2010 @ 4:48 pm |Reply

    • Thanks, Jama — and a very happy one to you, too!

      I’m very glad you and so many others have entered the giveaway. 🙂

      Comment by evie9 — April 12, 2010 @ 4:52 pm |Reply

  21. Yes, I will stand in line for this one. Thanks

    Comment by Lynn — April 12, 2010 @ 5:43 pm |Reply

  22. It was nice meeting you at SMC the other night. Count me in please!

    Comment by Angel — April 13, 2010 @ 2:17 pm |Reply

    • Angel, so nice to meet you, too! Thanks again for your words…

      Comment by evie9 — April 13, 2010 @ 2:22 pm |Reply

  23. Please count me in, too! And drop by my blog to enter for your chance at more free poetry giveaway books!

    Comment by jublke — April 13, 2010 @ 10:30 pm |Reply

  24. Please enter my name too. Thanks!

    Comment by Kristin Berkey-Abbott — April 14, 2010 @ 3:52 am |Reply

  25. Please add my name to your list. Thanks! Pam Hart

    Comment by Pam — April 14, 2010 @ 10:20 pm |Reply

  26. Me please like ME ME ME ME in the draw, pronto! Thanks ye!

    Comment by TotalFeckinEEjit — April 15, 2010 @ 11:52 am |Reply

  27. Please count me in. Thanks.

    Comment by April — April 16, 2010 @ 1:02 pm |Reply

  28. count me in…

    Comment by Chad Scheel — April 16, 2010 @ 1:50 pm |Reply

  29. It’s so lovely that people are continuing to enter the giveaway this far into the month! Keep ’em coming… : )

    Comment by evie9 — April 16, 2010 @ 3:59 pm |Reply

  30. Thanks for signing me up for the giveaway.


    Comment by Lisa J. Cihlar — April 16, 2010 @ 6:26 pm |Reply

  31. Hi Evie, and thanks for being so generous. I’d love to read your book, but either book would be wonderful to read.

    My email is jemaverick [at] gmail [dot] com

    Comment by Jé Maverick — April 17, 2010 @ 12:01 am |Reply

  32. this is so much fun, both books sounds wonderful!

    Comment by kelly — April 18, 2010 @ 7:19 pm |Reply

  33. So, 33 is, like, a REALLY lucky number, right? I’d love either book. Thanks, Kelley

    Comment by Kelley — April 19, 2010 @ 6:58 pm |Reply

  34. Sounds great, please count me in 🙂

    frogtown (at)

    Comment by Frogtown — April 24, 2010 @ 2:35 pm |Reply

  35. Thanks very much for this opportunity!
    Would make some great post-exams reading 🙂

    you can contact me at,


    Comment by Lindsay — April 24, 2010 @ 6:36 pm |Reply

  36. Please drop my name into the hat too!

    Comment by catiporter — April 26, 2010 @ 1:42 pm |Reply

    • Sorry for the delay in moderating your comment, Cati! I’ve been on the road and it makes me a bit scatterbrained… 🙂

      Comment by evie9 — April 28, 2010 @ 12:48 pm |Reply

  37. Thank you so much for this opportunity – such a great idea! I produce the Vermont Poetry Newsletter & Poetry Event Calendar, so am looking forward to promoting your book, if I’m lucky enough to be a winner! Ron Lewis

    Comment by Ronald Lewis — April 27, 2010 @ 1:26 pm |Reply

    • Way to make me want to rig the contest, Ron! Though, of course, I can’t do that. 🙂 But as someone who was indeed a Vermont poet for one year, awhile back now, it’s nice to know that I might get a mention in your Newsletter. Thanks for entering!

      Comment by evie9 — April 27, 2010 @ 1:32 pm |Reply

  38. me me!

    Comment by Tara Mae Schultz — April 28, 2010 @ 12:24 pm |Reply

  39. thank you for your generosity!

    Comment by Sam Boyd — April 29, 2010 @ 11:09 am |Reply

  40. thanks so much for hosting this giveaway.

    please add me!

    Comment by Stacy Lynn Mar — April 30, 2010 @ 2:56 pm |Reply

  41. Great to see another person participating in this generous giveaway!

    Comment by CJ — April 30, 2010 @ 6:52 pm |Reply

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