NaPoMo Book Giveaway: Y’all Come

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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’re 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 Mistaken for Song by Tara Bray.

Blood Almanac
(my own)
Anhinga Press, 2006

Mistaken for Song
Tara Bray
Persea Press, 2009

Posted by Sandy Longhorn


Susan Rich

Hi Sandy,

SO glad you're doing this too. Hopefully by April 1st there will be a gang of us.


Hooray for free books! I love a good poetry party, so I'm giving away some books too.

I already won your book, of course, but please enter me for the Tara Bray collection–I love Persea!

Oh my goodness, your book is on the top of my virtual "to buy" stack. Could I possibly wait until I might have a chance to win it? Hmmm… Glad to be part of the same party with you!

Atypical Girl

What a great way to promote National Poetry Month! Thank you for the chance to win these books!

Amy artsyrockerchick[at]aim[dot]com

Even though I'm already the lucky owner of your book, I'd still like to be entered. Thanks!

Stephanie Goehring

I'm in!

Also, for anyone reading this, I'm giving away two books as well, so please stop by my blog to check out the titles and enter if you're interested. Happy (almost) April!

Anhinga Press always turns out good books — can't wait to read (and/or win) yours!

I want to play too! Can I be considered for the give away?

I have a dream I must tell you sometime. Remind me when we see each other next!


(Advanced) Happy NaPoWriMo!

This is great! Thanks for doing this.

Exciting! I'd love to throw my quill in the ring!

Please throw my name in the hat! 🙂

Diane Lockward

Me too!

Me! xo

Stephanie Suesan Smith, Ph.D.

Great idea. Please throw my name in the ring. Thank you.


I'm a poem mendicant! Please include me in your drawing.

I'd love to include one of your poems on my blog, which is a "reading" blog (I don't write poetry). Please let me know if there's one I can feature. I have used a lot of canonical poets so I don't need to worry about copyright issues, but it would be divine to have some living voices.

Thank you!

Count me in! Would definitely love to win. You can contact me at my blog:


fingers crossed


fingers crossed!

Sandy Longhorn

Hi all! Just checking in to say THANKS for supporting this effort by taking a chance on winning a book.

Housekeeping note: this post won't count, of course, and if your post gets listed twice for some inexplicable Blogger reason, I'll only count one of them.

Good luck to everyone!

Tray Drumhann

Hi Sandy!

Had a great time at the Pinch party. It was so nice to meet you and hear your reading. Please put my name in the hat for a free book. If I win, you have to sign my copy for me!


Love the poetry book giveaway! I'm giving away a couple of books myself over at Stars in my Sugar Bowl. Hope to see you there!

Jessie Carty

i love all these book giveaways! i'm hosting one as well and i'd love to enter yours 😉

Poetry Book… I'm excited. Please enter me as well.


Matthew Thorburn

Hi Sandy, please enter my name too. And I'm giving away books as well, if you want to stop by. Thanks,

Matthew Thorburn

Please count me in. Thanks.

Please include me.

Thank you for stopping by Writing Without Paper. It's a lot of fun to get to see so many sites that are new to me.

Thank you.

Bernadette Geyer

Please add me to the list of entrants. Thanks!

Caroline M Davies

Please add my name too.

And thanks for visiting my blog.


This is such fun!

Salmon Bear

Hi Sandy,

Count me in, and thank you!

The link to my giveaway:


Please include me in the giveaway. Happy Poetry Month.



Sandy, hi! Please enter me in your giveaway! And thanks for putting your name in the ring in mine. : )

I follow Kelli's blog, and it has been a pleasure discovering yours! I hope I have a chance to win; thanks for hosting this give-away.

valphia at aol dot com

I'd love to read/win these —
thank you!

teabird17 at yahoodotcom


Yes please!

Thanks for doing this! Please enter me, too :).

Lisa Jean

Sign me up.

Please count me in, I'm giving away two too.


Great choices. Please allow me to enter.

I'd love to join the pool. Thanks! mattnienow(at)gmail(dot)com

Please add my name. Deborah A from 32 Poems.


What a wonderful blog! So glad you are doing this and of course I hope I win.

Michele Battiste

Sandy Longhorn

Hello all,

Just checking in to say thanks and thanks to all the people who've joined this game, and a special shout out to anyone who has commented b/c you met me at AWP. Yay!

Can't wait for May 1 to see who wins. (Remember, this post and any others by me won't count.)

Good luck everyone!


Great idea. Can't judge a book by it's cover but they look lovely.Count me in!

me too! me too! this is a lovely gesture.

me too! me too!

Carl Palmer

Please add my name

How fun is this?! Thanks for participating. Kelley Henry

Jé Maverick

Thanks for your generosity, Sandy. Please consider my name for the draw. Cheers. 🙂
Jé Maverick

jemaverick [at] gmail [dot] com

s e o h y u n g

what a great idea. cheers!

Sounds great! 🙂 bklossada (at) gmail (dot) com.


Yes, this is such a great thing, I don't have any published books of my own, but was so happy to participate anyway… poetry has always been a huge part of my life.
My contest post is:

Poetry is always an inspiration!
fish_trappe AT


Brainy. I'm getting in b/c I like the title of your blog. Please add me to the giveaway list.


I'm the last Anon comment, complimented blog title:

lynn dot wagner AT yahoo dot com


Drop my name in the hat, too!

Please include me

Cannonballing into the pool!

swan diving into the pool, with a double front flip…

Shanti Perez

Hello, I'd like to be considered for the giveaway.

Hi Sandy,
I'd like my name to be added to the list…and thanks for stopping by my place too! best, Pam

Please count me in.
Thanks and Regards,

Very groovy, count me in!

frogtown (at) gmail (dot) com

Awesome draw, thanks for the opportunity!
Fingers crossed..

you can contact me at,

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

me me me!

thank you for your generosity!

Stacy Lynn Mar

thanks so much! please add me

Great to see another person participating in this generous giveaway!

I'm personally waiting to see who's going to regret this "anywhere in the world" idea, though! Hehe.