Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Swap shop time again!

It's that time of year again, when you can sign up to the Poetry Super Highway Great Poetry Exchange, and broaden your poetry horizons a little.

It's dead simple. If you have a chapbook out (it has to be a physical object - no e-books allowed), you agree to send a copy of it to one of the other participants, drawn at random. You, in turn, receive a book from someone else altogether.

I've done it for the past two years, and struck lucky both times, first with Matt Mason's When The Bough Breaks, then last year with LouAnn Muhm's Dear Immovable. Both were very fine books, so I can recommend it. A lot of the poets involved are in the USA, but there are also a fair few Brits and other nationalities, and part of the fun is having no idea where you're going to receive a book from.

There's still plenty of time to sign up, so give it a go.

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