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March 24, 2015

big poetry giveaway 2015

How do you create an audience for your book of poetry? Poet and publisher Kelli Russell Agodon suggests that you give away copies.

The 2015 Big Poetry Giveaway (BPG) begins on Friday, March 27 and runs through National Poetry Month. It works like this: A poet creates a blog (or uses her/his own blog) to announce participation in the BPG. The poet offers a drawing for a minimum of two books to be given away — one the poet’s own book and the other a favorite poetry book by someone else. To be entered in the drawing, people leave comments on the poet’s blog. At the end of April, the poet draws a name from the commenters and gives away the books. Voilà! New readers!

The guidelines for 2015 are not yet posted, but they’re likely to be similar to 2014. You can read Kelli’s announcement and find a link to the 2014 guidelines at Book of Kells: “The Big Poetry Giveaway 2015: Happening in April !” and of course find Big Poetry Giveaway updates on Facebook.

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5 Responses to “got books?”

  1. bwcarey Says:

    how about the poet writing a personal poem for the winner of the prize, that way, the person who wins the prize will tell all the friends, etc, even quote it, long after the book is on the shelf.


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