Do you love poetry? Kind of like poetry? Are you curious about poetry, but aren't sure what poets to try out? If you answered "Yes" to any of those, then this giveaway is for you! I am giving away SIX books of poetry!
I figure this is a fun way to kick off my month-long celebration. These are inexpensive poetry collections, and would be a good place to start if you want to expand your knowledge of poetry. If you don't win one here, you can find them online or at your local library, if you're interested.
Here are the prizes, with a note or two on what they're like:
Cornhuskers by Carl Sandburg -- very readable poetry from the 20th century. Sandburg is one of my absolute favorite poets.
Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure (with poems from Whitman, Stevenson, Cummings, Frost, Keats, Dickinson, Longfellow, Hughes, Browning, and more) -- this would be great for someone who think they don't like poetry, or who are adverse to lovey-dovey sorts of poems.
Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson -- most of her poems are quite short, and lots of them are famous.
Great Short Poems edited by Paul Negri (with poems from Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Byron, Tennyson, Dickinson, Yeats, Frost, Sandburg, Eliot, and more) -- this would be great for someone with a short attention span or limited reading time.
Sonnets from the Portuguese and Other Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning -- lovely poems, many of them romantic, many of them famous. This is where "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways" comes from.
100 Best-Loved Poems edited by Philip Smith (with poems from Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Byron, Keats, Longfellow, Kipling, Frost, Sandburg, and more) -- this would be great for someone who wants to read lots of classic poetry.
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Sadly, shipping rates went up this year, and I can only send these to US addresses. If you live outside the USA and have a friend who lives here that is willing to have it shipped to them for you, that's fine, but I can't send them internationally.
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The first way to enter, as you see, asks you to leave a comment telling me your top two prize choices. If you DO NOT want one (or more) of these books, please say so in your comment as well! I'd rather not send you a book of poetry you already have, or have read and decided you don't want to own, or have no interest in.
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Don't forget to check the Poetry Month Celebration page all through the month to read the poetry posts that lots of bloggers are contributing! You can also sign up there yourself to join in yourself. And I've also posted a poetry tag with a link-up, for anyone who wants to fill it out on their own blog.