Spread the Poetry Love!


National Poetry Month. Lots is going on.

Red Hen Press (see our interview with Eloise Klein Healy, an editor of Red Hen’s imprint Arktoi) is teaming up with a bunch of other publishers for a buy one, gift one deal all month. That means you get to pick out an awesome book of poems for you to love, and then another to send to a friend, lover, professor, enemy, or parent.

The list of participating publishers and love-spreading details can be found here, at Red Hen’s blog. Matthew Dickman, editor of Tin House and fellow generous-poetry-distributor, says:

“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.”

Tony DeGenaro is an MFA candidate at the University of San Francisco. His poetry has been seen in Rusted Radishes, Quiz & Quill, and his chapbook, “Drink From the Ohio River,” was published at Otterbein University. He is an Ohio native and not afraid to show it. Tony is also a prolific blogger and twitter-er. More from this author →