Big Poetry Giveaway 2018


This year to celebrate national poetry month,  I’m once again participating in the Big Poetry Giveaway! To see a list of other participants + the original post, check out this blog: The Big Poetry Giveaway 2018

To participate in this giveaway, leave a comment with your NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS–also let me know which book you’d prefer! I’ll use a random number generator to choose two winners on April 30th.


Threshing Floor (Jacar Press 2016) by Renee Emerson
I’m giving away a copy of my second book, Threshing Floor, which is a poetic retelling of the book of Ruth from the perspectives of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz, among others.

Threshing Floor is a serious book of poems in series.  These retellings of the Biblical Naomi are compelling and soulful.”

— Denise Duhamel
Threshing Floor tells the story of three women, their vulnerability and displacement; it will grip and hold women.  But, please God, may the book also be read by men—lots of men—because these poems are models of empathy in a world that sorely needs it.”

— Jeanne Murray Walker, author of Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems



The second book I’m giving away is a chapbook by a friend and I would only EVER giveaway a copy of this because I have a second copy..


The Education of a Girl by Heather Cadenhead

You can read my full review of her book HERE, and  this is a short excerpt from the review: The Education of a Girl, Heather Cadenhead’s second chapbook of poetry, is a search for independence. Self-aware, full of yearning, the poems in this collection examine a woman’s place in society and her straining against that place. The tone of the chapbook is reminiscent of The Awakening by Kate Chopin or To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.

I still give this chapbook 5 stars!



Good luck and happy poetry month!




14 thoughts on “Big Poetry Giveaway 2018”

  1. Brian Wong –

    Thanks so much for doing this giveaway, Renee! I would like to win “The Education of a Girl” — I have a 6-month-old daughter and the themes of the book resonate with me!



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