Win a Free Copy of The Ides of March

In honor of the Ides of March, we’re running a giveaway for our poetry anthology of the same name. Today through March 15th, enter our Goodreads giveaway for a shot at winning one of five paperback copies of The Ides of March, edited by Hannah Stephenson.

This fantastic book is filled with work from 32 Ohio poets. Get into the spirit of Spring with poetry that explores every facet of the concept of Ides — ranging from unexpected topics to those that are pleasantly predictable.

This giveaway won’t last long! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to nab a free book.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Ides of March by Hannah Stephenson

The Ides of March

by Hannah Stephenson

Giveaway ends March 15, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Free Poetry!

Today only, download the Kindle version of The Ides of March poetry anthology poetry_monthcompletely free.

You don’t have to be a CCC member to get this free book. Share some great poetry in honor of National Poetry Month by passing this offer along.

Get your free download here.

The Ides of March  is a compilation of several talented Ohio poets. The Kindle version normally sells for $4.95.

There’s no catch and no obligation, just a free book of awesome poetry.

Happy Reading!

Free Poetry Book Download!

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Kindle version of The Ides of March is available poetry_monthfor free download today.

Get your free e-book here.

Do you prefer print?

Enter our Goodreads giveaway here to win one of three paperback copies of The Ides of March.

We love poetry SO much, The Ides of March will be available for free download every Wednesday in April.

The poetry in this book was collected and edited by local poet, Hannah StephensonThe Ides of March features some great poetry from several talented Ohio authors.

The normal list price is $4.95.

You won’t find a better deal!

Ides Goodreads Giveaway

In honor of National Poetry Month we’re giving you all sorts of opportunities to score a free copy of The Ides of March.

The Ides of March is our first poetry anthology. It features fine writing by a talented bunch of Ohio authors.

In addition to free downloads of the Amazon Kindle version of the book every Wednesday in April, we are also hosting a Goodreads giveaway where you can enter to win a print copy.

We are giving away three print copies of The Ides of March. The Goodreads giveaway will run through April 20th.

Get your entry in while you still can!

To enter the giveaway click the link below.

Good luck and happy reading!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Ides of March by Hannah Stephenson

The Ides of March

by Hannah Stephenson

Giveaway ends April 20, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

Free Ides of March Download

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Kindle version of The Ides of March is available for free download today.

Get your free eBook here.

In fact, we love poetry SO much, The Ides of March will be available for free download every Wednesday in April.

The poetry in this book was collected and edited by Hannah Stephenson, and she knows her stuff! The Ides of March features delightful poems of all kinds from several talented Ohio authors.

The normal list price is $4.95.

This 100% discount won’t last forever!

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Free Ides of March Download Today

Happy National Poetry Month!ides-givaway Here’s a free book of great poetry.

You can download the Kindle version of The Ides of March, our first poetry anthology, for free today.

Click here for the free download though Amazon.com

The Ides of March features poems from some very talented Ohio authors.

Normally, we list it for $4.95.

We’ll be running this special offer every Wednesday in April. You won’t find a better deal out there! Don’t miss it.

Do You Support Poetry? Cast a Vote.

For better or worse, we are a market-driven organization.  We don’t receive grants or any significant donations.  Each of our projects has to pay for itself.  All of the books that we produce have to earn back their cost.  The membership fees pay for our writers’ forum, contests and some of our infrastructure.  Without these things, the well runs dry and the number of cool things we can do and support in Central Ohio rapidly shrinks to zero.

The Ides of March Ohio Poetry AnthologyWe have a small problem, but you can help.  People have been begging us for three years to do a poetry book.  Finally, earlier this year, with the help of the very talented Hannah Stephenson who served as editor, we put together a wonderful book of poetry, The Ides of March.  With the help of the very talented Yao Cheng we designed a beautiful cover and offered it for sale at a reasonable price.  I haven’t gotten to the problem yet, it’s a magnificent book.

We haven’t sold very many copies of this book.  In fact, aside from the authors who bought copies for themselves, their friends and family, we’ve sold pretty close to no copies.   We’ve run sales, we’ve done promotions, we’ve done events for the book — no dice.

The conclusion that I’m drawing is that there’s very little interest in poetry books.  It seems like there’s virtually zero market demand for it.  That doesn’t mean it’s not valuable as an art form or that people shouldn’t continue to express themselves through poetry, but it does mean that it will be impossible for us to justify investing our very limited resources into another poetry book in the future.

So, here’s what I’m asking.  We need to put this up to a vote.  If you believe that we should consider more poetry projects in the future, you can cast a vote by purchasing a copy of The Ides of March, which today is on sale for $8, but on Monday will cost $14.95.  If you don’t believe we should consider future poetry projects, you can cast a vote by doing nothing.

I’m sorry that a vote costs money.  We listened to a lot of voices and that’s why we created The Ides of March, now we need some people to step up and back up those voices.

I should clarify, we don’t produce these books to make money, we spend every dime of revenue that comes in back on the organization and the artists, supporting the arts and specifically the written word in Central Ohio.  But, books take a tremendous amount of money (among other things) to produce, so we do need to recover our costs or the train derails.

If we don’t sell another copy of The Ides of March, nothing bad will happen.  We’ll be fine, and we’ll continue to offer this poetry book for sale indefinitely.  We just won’t be able to justify devoting resources to poetry projects in the future.

I would love to do more poetry projects in the future.  If you agree, please vote by purchasing a copy of The Ides of March (click here), which is available on all major online retailers, and as an e-book on all major digital markets.  It’s currently available through our website here for only $8, through Saturday.

It’s up to you to support poetry in Central Ohio, if you’re so inclined.

Hannah Stephenson Releases Debut Book – In the Kettle, the Shriek

In the Kettle, The ShriekHannah Stephenson, our friend and editor of The Ides of March, has released her first solo book, In the Kettle, the Shriek.

The book can be found on Amazon here.

The book will be officially released by Goldwake Press on October 1, 2013, but is currently available for order.

Congratulations, Hannah!  We’re so excited to see our friends and compatriots succeed!  In the Kettle, the Shriek is a beautiful book!

On a related note, The Ides of March: An Anthology of Ohio Poets, the book that Hannah compiled and edited for Columbus Creative Cooperative, is currently available for only $8 on our website this week only.  Grab it here. This offer is valid only through Saturday, 8/11.

The Ides of March Only $8 This Week!

The Ides of March Ohio Poetry AnthologyIf you love good poetry, have we got a deal for you!

The Ides of March, our very first poetry anthology, is on-sale this week for only $8.  The bookstores and online retailers will have the usual price, the only place you can snag this deal is right here on ColumbusCoop.org.

The Ides of March is a fantastic collection of more than 30 Ohio poets.  The collection was selected and edited by Hannah Stephenson of TheStorialist.com and author of In the Kettle, The Shriek.

Order The Ides of March here.  The price will return to $14.95 at the end of the week (08/11).

And of course, this fantastic poetry anthology is also available as an e-book for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and all other digital retailers for only $4.95.

The Ides of March Table of Contents

The Ides of March Poetry AnthologyThe following poems and authors are featured in The Ides of March: An Anthology of Ohio Poets.

“Everyone’s Sky” by Steve Abbott
“Evidence” by Steve Abbott
“I Begin to Understand the Video Age” by Steve Abbott
“What She Brought” by MJ Abell
“The Day My Grandfather Died ” by Nin Andrews
“If” by Nin Andrews
“Two Kinds of Folk” by Nin Andrews
“Spring Buds” by David Baker
“March” by Joshua Butts
“A Hand Reaches Out” by Joshua Butts
“They Can Start Swimming in March” by Joshua Butts
“The History Channel Seeks Answers in Outer Space” by Nikkita Cohoon
“In the Acceleration to Cosmological Constant More Is Unknown than Known” by Nikkita Cohoon
“Live Stream: Apocalypse” by Nikkita Cohoon
“Spring” by Kevin Duffy
“In the Middle” by Sandra Feen
“It Is All” by Sandra Feen
“‘Beware the Ides of March'” by Charlene Fix
“Fiasco Under an Impeccable March Sky” by Charlene Fix
“The Fingers of Persephone” by Charlene Fix
“Making Love During a Terrorist Attack” by Kate Fox
“‘What Are You Prepared to Do?'” by Kate Fox
“Carciofi alla Romana” by Jennifer Hambrick
“Conspiracy” by Jennifer Hambrick
“Age Warps” byTerry Hermsen
“Fractal Walk” by Terry Hermsen*
“Mark Rothko, ‘Red Maroons’ (1962)” by Terry Hermsen *
“Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays” by Krista Hilton
“In the Middle of That Night” by Chad Jones
“Rubicon” by Mark Sebastian Jordan
“Crop-Dusting in a Rickety Plane in Shaky Weather & as Enhanced by the Unbearable Nature of Your Daze & the Miles-of-Nothingness Feast of Late” by Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis
“Frank O’Hara I Love You!” by Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis
“Pettifog: The Scientist and the Troubadour Collide” by Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis 53
“Apology to the Oracle” by Matt Kilbane
“Il Risorgimento” by Matt Kilbane
“In Which I Find Myself in the Middle” by Matt Kilbane
“Hip Bone Connection” by Gail Martineau
“Brotherhood” by Alexis Misko
“Lines Written at a Red Roof Inn While Watching a Movie About John Dillinger” by Nathan Moore
“Navigational Metrics” by Nathan Moore
“When Senators Attack” by Nathan Moore
“Meteoric” by Brad Pauquette
“Decision Maker” by Cynthia Rosi
“Judas and Brutus on Time in the Ninth Circle” by Alexis-Rueal
“Heart Attack Suite” by Barbara Sabol
“Nyx” by Barbara Sabol
“Thirteen Ways of Looking at Yarrow” by Barbara Sabol
“Good Friday: Ellicottsville, IN” by Sherri B. Saines
“Handling Death” by Jack Schwarz
“Pleated Heart” by Jack Schwarz
“Winter Offering: Turning Forty” by Jack Schwarz
“Bad Key” by Natalie Shapero
“Lean Time” by Natalie Shapero
“Spare Me” by Natalie Shapero
“Botany in the Underworld” by Hannah Stephenson
“It Is in the Knife” by Hannah Stephenson
“You Knew What I Was When You Picked Me Up” by Hannah Stephenson 87
“Another Storm Poem” by Jordy Lawrence Stewart
“A Hallway Poem” by Joy Sullivan
“My Hips Quaked & You” by Joy Sullivan
“Percussion (re)” by Joy Sullivan
“Tender” by Dameion Wagner
“Tornado Sirens” by Dameion Wagner
“If You Think There Is Nothing for You Here” by Scott Woods
“Mistaken” by Scott Woods
“To the High School Thug Who Broke into His English Teacher’s Car” by Scott Woods

*Only in print version

Congratulations to all of the poets whose work was selected for this anthology!

The Ides of March can be purchased here. The e-book will be available on all major markets soon!