Apr 022014

My Giveaway: 4 Free Books for National Poetry Month! (Free postage included! Leave a comment to be included in the draw!)


I’m very happy to be participating in this year’s poetry event, which involves sending out poetry books into the hands of people around the world. Organized by Kelli Russell Agodon, of Book of Kells, this year’s Big Poetry Giveaway includes a number of poets giving away their and others’ poetry collections through their blogs. For a list of participating blogs visit Kelli here

This is how it works: Participants give away two or more books of poetry, one or more of which must be by another poet. To win a free copy (free postage too), all you have to do is leave a comment in the comment box at the end of this post saying you would like to take part in the draw. Please include your contact information (if you are concerned about giving your email address in the comment box, please leave your comment and then mail an email address to: stella@stellapierides.com). Beginning of May, I will draw the winners, and email them to arrange posting the books.

The Books:

1: Parallels, by Johannes S. H. Bjerg
“The publication of Johannes S. H. Bjerg Paralles marks a watershed in the history of the development of haiku related arts…The book contains some of the most moving poems I have read…” Comment by Jack Galmitz, poet and writer.

2: In the Garden of Absence, by Stella Pierides
“A charming collection… This intersection of the past and present is within all of us, and Pierides mines it well. A very satisfying read.” Judges’ comment in Frogpond, Kanterman Merit Book Award for books published in 2012 (third place).

3: Memoirs of Writing Poetry in Japan, by Abigail Friedman
“For its honesty, accuracy, and the pure pleasure of reading, Abigail Friedman’s book joins that small collection within easy reach of my desk for …continuous enjoyment.” Comment by William J. Higginson, poet and author.

4: Feeding the Doves, by Stella Pierides
A book of short stories and haibun
“They (the stories) simultaneously enchant and provoke, lure and unsettle. Some guide the reader to dream lands… Other short pieces come to life through the compelling characters that populate them: homeless men, writers, travelers, immigrants, wives, monks from Mount Athos. Scintillating moments of their existence dilate, to define and symbolize entire journeys…” Comment by Mia Avramut, poet and writer.


A few things about me– in case you are interested!

I like film, books, haiku, haiku, haiku, did I say haiku? The Haiku Foundation, haiku, tanka, stories, water in all its forms, North Norfolk, quark with honey and nuts, walking, playing with ideas, my cat and tortoises, plants, mountains, marshes and open skies, and many other things.

In 2013 I published “Feeding the Doves” through my very own Fruit Dove Press and I am working on the final draft of my next poetry collection… about angels.

Happiest poetry moment: my book In the Garden of Absence winning the HSA Kanterman Memorial Merit Award for books published in 2012.

I participate in a number of FB writing communities such as NaHaiWriMo, and I will also be writing a Poem-A-Day for the WD challenge.


So, here you have it! 4 books: a wonderful collection of avant-garde poetry (by Johannes S. H. Bjerg), an award-winning poetry collection (mine), a delightful memoir of writing poetry in Japan (by Abigail Friedman), and a book of short stories and haibun (by Stella Pierides).

This draw is open from now through END OF APRIL 2014, National Poetry Month!

If you’d like to be entered in the draw, please leave your name and contact info by midnight (Berlin time), APRIL 30th, 2014 below in the comment section of this post and I’ll be randomly picking the lucky winners during the week of May 1st, 2014.

Good luck!

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  25 Responses to “National Poetry Month 2014 Book Giveaway!”

  1. I’d very much like to be entered in the draw.

    Edgar W Hopper

  2. I would love to win Feeding the Doves.

  3. oops…didn’t add email address.

  4. Happy Poetry Month! I’d be thrilled to win any of these.
    Allyson recently posted..Big Poetry Giveaway 2014!

  5. Count me in, please!
    Rodney recently posted..Daughter – NaPoWriMo 2/30

  6. I’d love to play!! All thanks! xo

  7. Please enter my name as well. Happy Poetry Month

  8. Would be very happy to get to know your work

    Thank you for participating

    (I was too late to join the giveaway officially but decide to pirate it any way and will be giving few books. Feel free and welcomed to drop by and see if there is something in there for you)
    Dhyan recently posted..The Big Giveaway! 2014

  9. I want to play too. Please, add my name to your drawing!
    My email: srivastava[dot]priyanci2611[at]gmail[dot]com
    Thanks! :)

  10. Please add me. Would love to write a review via social media too. And stop by Blue Lyra Review, a journal of diverse voices too!

  11. I’d love to be entered to win any of these; thanks for doing this giveaway! My name is Brian Wong and my e-mail is: thebripod@gmail.com

  12. Throw my name in the hat please. Thank you!
    Jennifer recently posted..The BIG Poetry Giveaway of 2014

  13. Hello, I’m late getting around this year. Please add me to the names.

  14. Lovely collections. Would love to win any of them. Haiku is awesome. Going to like the facebook page now. :)


  15. Happy Poetry Month, Stella! Please enter me in the drawing; I am especially interested in “Feeding the Doves” as I’m fond of haibun and would like to write more. Thank you! Marianne Mersereau- marianne4art@yahoo.com

  16. Me too, me too! Thank you!

  17. The beauty of language is gathered in poetry. Would love to have one of these books and get to know more about your work! Now I’ll have more than 0 probabilities ;) Thank you!

  18. please sign me up! and my giveaway is here, on my blog: http://www.reneeemerson.com/2014/04/the-big-poetry-giveaway.html

  19. Lovely books! Please count me in! Today is my birthday, I would be so happy if I can get books as present :) Thank you :)

  20. Oh, me too! :) Thank you!

  21. I hope Id get one too! :)

  22. I’d love to be entered please! I especially need to check out that one on Japan whether I win or not. Loving hearing about new poetry!!


  23. Please count me in, and thanks for doing this!
    Andrew recently posted..WE HAVE TO GO BAAACK

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