We’re Celebrating World Poetry Day … by Sharing FREE Stuff

Today is World Poetry Day, a UNESCO-designated day to recognize the role of poetry in expressing the common experience of humanity, and to encourage people around the world to read, write and publish and otherwise celebrate poetry in all its forms. We’re in the business of sharing great poetry all year long, but on World Poetry Day it’s especially important to make compelling, thoughtful verse available to all. That’s why we’re giving away this free broadside to poetry lovers everywhere.

The Marche aux Puces and the Jardin des Plantes

This broadside features Hine’s meditation on beauty, art and life, “The Marché aux Puces and the Jardin des Plantes” from The Essential Daryl Hine.

First published at the age of fifteen and admired for six decades as a poetic virtuoso, Daryl Hine is recognized today as one of the strongest Canadian poets of the twentieth century. His poems, widely cultured and often autobiographical, engage with a remarkable variety of forms, genres, and subjects. With their complex syntax and lavish deployment of metres, tropes, and rhyme, the poems in The Essential Daryl Hine reveal what Pollock, in his illuminating foreword, calls “a matador of art, fighting the toro of death with consummate style.” The Essential Daryl Hine is the 12th volume in the Essential Poets Series

Enter below to receive your free broadside. It’s easy! Simply tweet your participation in the giveaway. Don’t have Twitter? No problem. You can enter just by browsing our Essential Poets page, or by checking out our top poetry picks.


NOTE: Since this is a high-resolution file, it may take several minutes to download. Be patient—it’s worth the wait!

World Poetry Day 2016 Giveaway

Giveaway available to first 100 entrants. Open while supplies last or until 11:59:59 p.m. on March 30, 2016.

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