We believe that poetry deserves promotion and increased attention in our community. We want to bring well-written, well-edited poetry to the attention of as many people as possible, including those who cannot afford to buy our books. So, each month we give away multiple copies of a single book on Goodreads.

Each title repeats every six to nine months, so check back later if you miss out on something you wanted. Or follow us on Facebook or on Twitter to hear about each month’s free book.

If you discover poets whose work you really like, help us get the word out by sharing our book notices online, leaving a book review on Goodreads, or telling your friends about it—we really appreciate it!



Above the Pear Trees by John Whalen

From “Above the Pear Trees”:

“Even so, I am the idiot
With a river flowing through
Me. That bed where
Silt accumulates
Is my elbow in the middle
Of its beer-drinking chores.
Also the chore of raking
Toilet paper from trees”

-from the poem “Far Shore”

To win one of the 20 copies we’re giving away, enter our giveaway here. Good luck!