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Get a Free Copy of Poetry Magazine

The Poetry Foundation will offer free copies of Poetry magazine in celebration of National Poetry Month 2013.

Sign up online to receive your free copy. Individuals, book clubs and reading groups must send in a request by March 24th.  Please note that each recipient (individuals or groups) will receive up to ten free copies only.

Here’s more from the release: “The April 2013 issue of Poetry includes 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.”

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Poetry Foundation Awards Eight Poets

The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine have awarded eight poets for their contributions to the magazine over the past year.

Dean Young has won the Levinson prize, a $500 award, for his poems “Handy Guide,” “Crash Test Dummies of an Imperfect God,” “Dear Bob,” “Spring Reign,” and “Peach Farm.” Linda Kunhardt took the Bess Hokin prize, a $1,000 award for her works “Indian Winter,” “Road Work,” “Clifton Webb,” “The Jingle,” and “More Juice Please.” Ange Mlinko won the $500 Frederick Bock prize for her poem “Cantata for Lynette Roberts.” Read more

Poet Seeks Help with Heart Transplant Medical Bills

Poet Dean Young has written more than 10 books and taught around the country.  He has coped with a degenerative heart condition for more than 10 years, and now his friends and family are seeking donations as the poet prepares for a heart transplant.

If you want to help, you can donate through National Foundation for Transplants (NFT), a fundraising nonprofit that has worked with transplant patience since 1983.

Here’s more from the donation site: “Dean has been placed on the transplant list at Seton Medical Center Austin, and has just been upgraded to a very critical category. He’s got to get a heart soon, or go to intermediate drastic measures like a mechanical external pump. Whatever the scenario, the financial expenses, both direct and collateral, will be massive. Yes, he has sound health insurance, but even so, he will have enormous bills not covered by insurance–which is where you can help, with your financial support.”