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It’s National Poetry Month!

POSTED BY prbythebook ON April 29, 2014

Happy National Poetry Month! Started in April 1996, this month is a celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets to highlight the accomplishments of American poets and to introduce more Americans to the pleasure of reading poetry. If you’re new to poetry, here are just a few great contemporary poets and poems we’d recommend checking out:

Taylor Mali (@TaylorMali)

Louise Glück

L.E. Kinzie (@lekinzie)

Kay Ryan

Sarah Kay (@kaysarahsera)

Margaret Atwood (@MargaretAtwood)

Rae Armantrout (@ArmantroutRae)

  • Recommended Poem:

Eileen Myles (@EileenMyles)

Philip Levine

Robert Pinsky (@RobertPinsky)

Who are your favorite poets, contemporary or otherwise? Let us know in the comments!

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How to Host an Author Q&A on Twitter

POSTED BY prbythebook ON April 24, 2014
How to Host an Author Q&A on Twitter

by Rainy Schermerhorn, PR by the Book Intern, @RainySchermer Hosting a Twitter Q&A session is a great and easy way to engage and start conversations with your audience while also promoting your new book. Although 140 characters may seem like a daunting limitation, this platform allows for a casual and quick way to start a digital […]

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The Strength of Mothers: Meet Gina

POSTED BY prbythebook ON April 23, 2014

by Guest Blogger, St. Louis House, @StLouiseHouse It is often said that the love of a mother knows no boundaries. We see this love in women like Gina*, 35, who moved into Saint Louise House in September 2013. After escaping an abusive marriage, Gina and her two children experienced homelessness for more than two years. Despite […]

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How to Run a Pinterest Contest

POSTED BY prbythebook ON April 22, 2014

by Rainy Schermerhorn, @RainySchermer When it comes to engaging with your company’s audience for giveaways, Pinterest is often neglected in favor of its social networking big brothers, Facebook and Twitter. And while those sites inarguably have a larger audience, Pinterest’s creation/sharing-oriented community is the perfect platform for not only encouraging interest in your product or […]

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IBPA University Event Recap

POSTED BY prbythebook ON April 18, 2014
IBPA University Event Recap

At this year’s Publishing University from IBPA, not only were we able to attend a variety of interesting panels and workshops, but we also finally had the pleasure of meeting a few of our current and former clients. Karen Kang, author of BrandingPays: The Five-Step System to Reinvent Your Personal Brand, was a client of […]

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