Lexington Poetry Month (#LexPoMo) is a month-long celebration of all things poetry in Lexington, Kentucky. Everyone in the community is welcome to use the phrase “Lexington Poetry Month” for any events or activities.

Jim Gray handing the Award to Hap Houlihan at the Morris Book Shop. Photo by Bernie Deville.

#LexPoMo was founded in 2013 by Hap Houlihan and Katerina Stoykova. On June 30th, 2013, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray declared June as “Lexington Poetry Month”.

The #LexPoMo Writing Challenge was hosted on the Accents Publishing Blog from 2013-2016. In 2017, the torch was handed to Workhorse, a local initiative of writers that includes The Gauntlet and Rabbit Catastrophe Press. Starting in 2017, the LexPoMo Writing Challenge will be hosted here at LexPoMo.com. If you have any thoughts, recommendations, or concerns, please check out the contact page to share with us.

The Challenge

Write one poem a day in the month of June and share at least 5 here on the LexPoMo blog.