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Buy One, Give One for National Poetry Month

In October 2012, Tin House magazine poetry editor Matthew Dickman posted:

 “I want to ask if you will join me in a small, inexpensive, but possibly life-altering experiment. Over the next thirty days, let’s all buy a favorite book of poems and send it to someone who doesn’t usually read poems. This could be a family member, friend, your local representative, whomever! I believe poetry enriches our lives and our hearts. I believe that by sharing poetry with others we are taking part in humanizing our culture.”

Inspired by this challenge and in honor of National Poetry Month, Tin House Books and Coffee House Press  have collaborated with Archipelago Books, BOA Editions, Copper Canyon Press, Milkweed Editions, Red Hen Press, Sarabande Books, and YesYes Books to give readers the opportunity to share their love of poetry through a Buy One, Give One program.

It’s this simple: Participating publishers will give you a free book of poetry for every book of poetry purchased via their Web sites.

How it works for us: When you buy a copy of Alex Lemon’s Mosquito or Brandon Shimoda’s Portuguese, Tin House Books will send you a free copy of Satellite Convulsions: Poems from Tin House to give to someone who doesn’t usually read poems—a family member, a friend, your local representative, whomever.

Spread the love and share a gift that never stops giving.

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  1. […] April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate several publishers are offering Buy One, Give One promotions. For every book you purchase, certain publishers will send a free second book to someone […]

  2. […] with Sarabande Books, Copper Canyon Press, and Milkweed Editions (among many others) to create a Buy One, Give One program (but only for this month!). Some presses allow you to choose the book you give, others already […]

  3. […] But some more sleuthing on the Tin House blog reveals that they’ve taken Matthew’s idea a step further.  They’re calling it “Buy One, Give One.” […]

  4. […] Copper Canyon Press, Milkweed Editions, Red Hen Press, Sarabande Books, and YesYes Books. Details and links to all those presses on Tin House’s […]

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