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The Big Poetry Giveaway!

April is National Poetry Month and the Big Poetry Giveaway is here!

The BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY is a giveaway of free poetry books; one of our own and one of our favourite collections by another poet.

Because I am co-editor of the annual Journal of Renga & Renku literary journal, I’m also giving away a free copy of Issue 1, 2 or 3. Three chances to win great poetry!

The basics are:

  • You leave a comment on this post between April 1 and April 29 saying which book you’d like to win and why.
  • I choose a winner for each book at the end of April.

The three amazing books up for grabs are:


Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-po LISTSERV

  edited by Moira Richards, Rosemary Starace, Lesley Wheeler & others

LETTERS TO THE WORLD is the first anthology of its   kind—a feminist collaboration born from The Discussion of   Women’s Poetry Listserv (Wom-po), a vibrant, inclusive electronic community founded in 1997 by Annie Finch. With an introduction by D’Arcy Randall and brief essays by the poets themselves reflecting on the history and spirit of the listserv, the book presents a rich array of viewpoints, and poems ranging from sonnets to innovative forms. 259 contributors, 19 countries, 5 continents


The Plenitude of Emptiness: collected haibun

by Hortensia Anderson

Life, no matter how challenging, is a source of grace, inspiration, sensuality and wry humor in Hortensia Anderson’s creative writing. Her haibun are executed in brief, delicate brushstrokes that skillfully weave the ethereal and wistful through the harsh realities of life. A leitmotiv of loss being transcended by beauty reverberates through her work. - Maria Steyn


Journal of Renga & Renku

The only English language print journal devoted entirely to the 1000-year-old genre of renga/renku (listed with the Bibliography of Asian Studies and the MLA International Bibliography).


So leave a comment! And win books! And visit Susan Rich’s site to look for more blogs to visit!


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