February 16, 2012

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Free Poetry Magazine

Poetry magazine, published by the Poetry Foundation, is pleased to announce a giveaway of Poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month (April) and the magazine’s centennial. An unlimited number of free copies of the April 2012 issue of Poetry magazine will be available to book clubs and reading groups that request them by March 23.

As it turns 100, Poetry holds fast to the principles that guided it from the beginning: to discover new voices, present new work by internationally recognized poets, and enliven discussion about and readership for contemporary poetry. The April 2012 issue of Poetry will feature new poems by well-known poets Yusef Komunyakaa and David Lehman; prose by Sven Birkerts; first appearances by Patricia Kirkpatrick, Sean Hill, and Kathy Nilsson; and the return of an occasional feature in which poets remember other poets: Patricia Smith celebrates Gwendolyn Brooks, Maxine Kumin recalls Howard Nemerov, and Gerald Stern reflects on Muriel Rukeyser, among others.

The April issue will ship in late March so that reading groups will receive their copies for consideration during National Poetry Month. Reading communities may discuss thought-provoking Poetry content—both commentary and poems—or simply read the issue aloud.

Requests, including only one mailing address per reading group, will be accepted online through www.poetryfoundation.org/npm or by calling 312-799-8015.

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