Poetry Magazine is published by The Poetry Foundation which is based in Chicago. The Poetry Foundation “is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. For more information, please visit www.poetryfoundation.org.”
Attention New Yorkers, in honor of National Poetry Month the publisher of Poetry magazine will be giving away a limited number of free copies of the April 2013 issue of Poetry Magazine.
Those who qualify for the free magazines include individuals, book clubs, and reading groups. Note, however, that a request for the free copies of the April 2013 issue must be made by March 24, 2013. Requests, including only one mailing address per reading group, will be accepted online through poetryfoundation.org/npm. Due to the cost of shipping and handling, each group is limited to 10 free copies.
New and exciting news for 2013 is that readers may choose to obtain the digital version of the issue. The magazines will be shipped in late March so that they will get to the readers in time for National Poetry Month.
The magazine established its reputation early by publishing the first important poems of T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, H.D., William Carlos Williams, Carl Sandburg, and others who are now considered to be classic authors. Throughout the decades that followed the magazine has presented works by virtually every major contemporary poet, and prides itself on the fact that the first works of many have been published through them.
Included in the April 2013 issue of Poetry are new poems by Adam Kirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Eavan Boland, Michael Robbins, Randall Mann, Dean Young, Lucie Brock-Broido, and J.T. Barbarese; prose by Christina Pugh; first appearances by Anna Maria Hong, Gwyneth Lewis, Mary Moore Easter, and Jamaal May; and the continuation of the feature “A Few More Don’ts,” (commemorating Ezra Pound’s famous “A Few Don’ts by an Imagiste”) featuring Marjorie Perloff, William Logan, and Sina Queyras.
This is a wonderful opportunity to use the giveaway to expose new audiences to poetry.
Those wanting to get in touch with the Poetry Foundation may contact them at: Poetry Foundation | 61 W. Superior Street | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.787.7070