Big Poetry Giveaway, Sign Up Here!

42º ~ the weather has been cold, chilly, rainy, and generally frumpy for the past week, but we should see a return to spring sun and warmth starting tomorrow (which is also opening day for the Cubbies!)

Many thanks to Kelli for organizing the National Poetry Month Book Giveaway. Here’s the deal, on May 1, I’ll randomly select two winners from the comments left on this post. All you have to do is leave a comment stating you want to be considered in the giveaway. If you are a participating poet, feel free to add a link to your post.

I’ll ship anywhere in the world for FREE.

The deadline to leave a comment is April 30th. I do have comment moderation turned on due to a bad spam incident. However, I will post all comments that are legit. If yours doesn’t show up within a day of posting, feel free to email me at sandy dot 40 dot longhorn at gmail dot com and query.

On May 1st, I’ll choose a winner using a random number generator to select the comments that win. If you don’t have a blog profile, be sure to leave your email address or another way to contact you in your comment.

The books I’m giving away are: my own, Blood Almanac, and Cinema Muto by Jesse Lee Kercheval.

Blood Almanac
Anhinga Press, 2006

Cinema Muto
Jesse Lee Kercheval
Southern Illinois University Press, 2009

Posted by Sandy Longhorn


Mary Alexandra Agner

I LOVE Lana's new book; I look forward to hearing what you think when you read it.

Quintilian B. Nasty

I Quintilian B. Nasy, of sound mind and body, would like to be entered into the Big Poetry Giveaway. Since I already have your book, if I win, I'll just give it to a friend.

Likewise, I'd love to be entered. I have and love Blood Almanac, so if I win you could give it to a runner up!

drew myron

Pick me! Pick me!

Like the other responders, I have (and love) your book but I trust your judgement and would love to win "Cinema Muto."

Thanks Sandy.

Stephen S. Mills

I would also like to be entered! This is such a great project. I am going to do it on my blog this year as well.

Susan Rich

Thanks ~ I'm happy you're participating too!

Erin Lynn

please enter me!!

Sandy Longhorn

Karen J. Weyant has left a new comment on your post "Big Poetry Giveaway, Sign Up Here!":

I would love to have a copy of the second posted book (I have a copy of yours, already!)

(I accidentally deleted this comment, so I've copied it from my email notification. Sorry Karen!!)

Laura E. Davis

great books! i'm game.

Count me in.


I would love to be in the draw. Thank you.

Jessica Goodfellow

Would love to be entered in your drawing. Thanks so much for your generosity.

I'd like to be considered! I loved your poem in The Rumpus today. I look forward to reading more of your poetry.


Enter me too, please 🙂

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks! evfhanna at gmail

Paul David Adkins

Please include me, ma'am.
Paul David Adkins


Please add me to your contest. You can contact me by posting on or entering my contest on my blog:
You can contact me on Facebook: Opw Fredericks

Yes, please sign me up for your giveaway. Great choices, I hope I win!

risaden at gmail dot com

Please sign me up for your giveaway!
(I am participating, too)…

Benjamin Vogt

I have my glove in the air ready to catch…..

Please count me in, and thank you for doing this! (eldritch1313 at yahoo dot com)

Tawnysha Greene

Count me in! Thanks so much for doing this!


Happy to jump on the train.

(you can join my Giveaway too)

Katie Cappello

I'd love to win either of these…count me in!

please enter me, i'd love to win!

Thanks for participating! I'm in!

Please enter me, too

Sherry Chandler


Sign me up, Sandy! And stop by Pokey Mama for my giveaway, too.

Mary Virginia Cooley

I'd love to get in on the giveaway – my name is Mary Virginia Cooley and my email address is mcooley(at)gustavus(dot)edu! Happy National Poetry Month!


Ooooh, these sound great!
Please enter me in the drawing.

Count me in, Sandy! Huzzah, poetry!


Thanks for entering my giveaway, Sandy, and please count me in for yours!

Marie-Elizabeth Mali
memali DOT posterous DOT com

Faerie Moon Creations

Hi Sandy, Happy National Poetry Month. It's a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for offering up a copy of your work to giveaway. I very much enjoyed reading the samples. 🙂 I would love to be included! Sincerely, Theresa (theresamacnaughtonatgmaildotcom)


Hey, I saw a couple of links to my site from yours and followed them back here, where I couldn't resist entering to get a free book.

Thanks for the chance to play!

Karsten Piper

Not sure I should enter — I was one of your winners via your blog last year's giveaway (the Tara Bray poetry book). So, am delurking to say hello. And, you will get published again, I know it.


thank you for entering my name in your giveaway!


Those look great. Please enter me in the draw. Thanks!

Big Nine 7 is my poetry and performance blog.

I want to be a winner!

russell.evatt (at) gmail (dot) com

Barry Napier

Ooh, enter me please…adn while you're at it, feel free to swing by my place and enter this wnderful contest there!


want to participate in the Poetry Giveaway- hope i win the wonderful books!

As usual, late to the party.

Count me in

I'd love to enter.

Please enter me! Thanks for doing the giveaway and Happy Poetry Month!!

tess duncan

I'm in. Thanks for participating!

theresaduncan101 at gmail dot com


Hi, I'm particularly interested in Cinema Muto, but both are fantastic choices. Please sign me up!

Nancy Lili

Bernadette Geyer

I would definitely like to be in the drawing!

Samuel Sargent

My poetry collection is virtually non-existent, having just been started this year, so I'd love to win either book. (If I had to choose, I'd go with Blood Almanac.)

Please count me in!