Poetry Super Highway’s Great Poetry Exchange
(deadline this Thursday, February 27, 2019, but it is really simple to enter)
It is like a Christmas gift exchange. You send a book of poetry you have written (manuscripts accepted but no ebooks). So far 76 poets have entered. The deadline is coming soon. I have entered and cannot wait for mine in my mailbox!
The details below were retrieved from Rick Lupert’s site
The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people’s poetry as possible.
Send a book – Get a book. In February 2019, the Poetry Super Highway will coordinate a great free exchange of poetry publications amongst poets worldwide.
It’s not a contest. There are no judges, entry fees, winners, or losers.
Last year 96 poets participated both sending their book and receiving another poet’s book from a randomly selected other participant
By agreeing to participate, someone will be exposed to your poetry, and you will be exposed to someone else’s poetry.
To participate you must volunteer to mail one copy of one poetry book that you have written to one other person participating. Just one book. In exchange, you will receive in the mail one copy of one poetry book written by a different participating poet.
Please note it is a circular exchange. You will be sending your book to a different poet than you will be receiving one from.
I think this is a wonderful way to be exposed to other poets and create connections with work that may differ greatly from your own in style and subject matter. I have been asked before, ‘Who reads poetry’? Well…we do.