National Poetry Month Giveaway

by Rachel Baker on April 8, 2009

April is National Poetry Month.  Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of businesses and non-profit organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events. (http://poets.org).  At Poets.org, there are great ideas for celebrating and creating awareness about this month.

In recognition of Poetry Month, the Hachette Book Group is generously providing a set of six poetry books for five winners.  All I’m going to ask from you on this giveaway is for you to visit Poets.org National Poetry Map  and give me a Poetic History landmark from your state.  You will find the Poetic History sidebar on the far right as you scroll through the page.

The rules are: you must be in the US or Canada, you can’t have a post office box.  Please remember to include an email address so I can contact the winners. This giveaway will run through April 30, 2009 – cutoff will be 11:59pm. and the winners will be announced no later than the morning of May 5th.

Five winners will win:
* The 100 Best Poems of All Time By Leslie Pockell ISBN: 0446676810
* The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson By Emily Dickinson ISBN: 0316184136
* The Poets’ Corner By John Lithgow ISBN: 0446580023
* Odes to Common Things By Pablo Neruda , Ken Krabbenhoft , Ferris Cook ISBN: 0821220802
* American Primitive By Mary Oliver ISBN: 0316650048
* Revolution on Canvas, Volume 1 By Rich Balling ISBN: 0446697869

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