Thursday, April 7, 2011

Book Poetry Contest and Poetry Giveaway

In honor of National Poetry Month I have created my own bit of verse. I chose books from my shelf that sounded like spring and put them together. In case you can't read sideways here's what my poem says:

Shadows on the rock
Gone with the wind
A walk in the woods
Just listen

Make your own Book Poetry!

Enter your poem for a chance to win an uncorrected proof of Robert Hass' The Apple Trees at Olema (2010). Hass is a winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize and served as Poet Laureate of the U.S. from 1995-'97. In addition to Hass's book the winner will receive a gently used copy of Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems. 

Your poem must be made from complete book titles but can be about anything! I'm looking forward to your poems! Feel free to leave a poem even if you don't care to win anything.
You can enter one of two ways:
Option 1: Leave your book poetry poem in the comments below along with your email address (1 entry).
Option 2: Create a blog post of your book poetry poem and leave the URL in the link list below (2 entries). 

One extra point for tweeting this page. Leave the URL to your tweet in the comments!

Contest open to U.S. residents only. Must be 13 or older to win. The contest will close April 30th. The winner, chosen randomly May 1st, will be emailed and must respond with a mailing address by May 3rd or a new winner will be chosen. The winner's poem will be shared on the winner announcement page.


  1. I couldn't resist! I posted a book poem on my blog already. :) It was fun, thanks for the inspiration!

  2. This is so cool. I'm working on mine now. :)

  3. This is a very cool idea. I don't know if I can do it or not. I'm going to think about it today. I'm a new follower. Belle

  4. BookBelle - I hope you'll try your hand at making a book poem! It's fun and took me less than 10 mins! Of course mine isn't the most original poem either but I was in it more for the fun than the literary quality. hehe.