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Lexington Poetry Month
Lexington Poetry Month 2017 Selections
Christopher McCurry News

Below are tina andry’s selections for the 2017 Lexington Poetry Month Anthology!

Congratulations, Poets!

I hope you enjoy returning to the work you did in June. Have a happy holiday!

The list in alphabetical order based on the name used to post the poems.

Aaron Kerfoot Erin 6:07
Aaron Slatten bunkies
Alexis Tipton My skin
Amanda Holt After Apologizing Months After I Should Have
Amanda Kelley Corbin The heart in this body
Amy Camuglia afternoons
Amy Cunningham New Superstitions All Over the House
Andrea Lawler London
Andrew Depew Origin Story
Anne Hayden Told You So
Ashleigh Barker In Remembrance
Audrey Rooney Of Skeps and Skeptics
Austin Rathbone Ice Cream Social
Autumn Hines secrets
Beatrice Underwood-Sweet Overdue
Bernard Deville Wet Season
Bianca Bargo Summer Question
Bobby Steve Baker Pathetic Fallacy
Brandyn Johnson I Meet a Man from Botswana
Bree For J. in Idaho
Bronson O’Quinn Crumb Girl
Callie Budrick capers
Candace Chaney pornhub doesn’t have what i’m looking for
carole johnston stalking
Catherine Perkins head in
Chaiya Miller knockout
Christopher McCurry While Talking to a Student and Eating a Banana
Chuck Clenney Life is a Hole
Claire Qian Lemonade Cup
Corey Kirby making small talk.
Dakota Himes Mean-Spirited
Danielle Kokochak untitled
Deanna Mascle I need a room of my own
Debbie Cooper “i don’t know shit about love” ~ after Erin L. Mathews
Dennis Preston His Narnia
doh broken
Doug Self The First Eviction
E. Helmuth Show
Edelweiss Meadows-Millstone Sharing Cherries
Elizabeth Beck Strange Design
Elizabeth Sands Wise Small Gestures
Elle Caraway Barefoot
Erin Mathews We’re gross
Gaby Bedetti From Savagery to Civilization
Harold Sherman The Ugly Curse
HB Elam #8026BF ( 128, 38, 191)
J. Wise Etiolate
J.A. Caswell Frankfort
James C. Royce When I think of ashes
james wheeler THE WINDOW
Jamie Mann Angling
Jay St. Orts Pregnant Pause
Jennifer Barricklow Unresolved
Jennifer Beckett In Cassis
Jennifer Curtis Baggage
Jeremy Paden in buen retiro park
Jessica Swafford Taken Care Of
Jim Lally A Woman Doesn’t Wait For Me
John McCurry Lust
Jonel Sallee Perils of an Infernal World
Jordan Quinn Nights Like This
Jordyn Manczyk Once It Cools
Joseph Allen Nichols This Isn’t That
Jude Lally How I Open a Bag of Chips
Jude McPherson I-75 or Check In
K Gray The First One
K. Bruce Florence Singular Start
K. Nicole Wilson Bullet Points of Insanity
Ka`imilani Moving Again: Wrapping It Up
Karen George In a forest clearing
Kate Fadick the one kind face
Katerina Stoykova Excerpts from nearly all poems I started today
Kathleen Gregg The Case for Eating Oranges
Katrin Flores lypsyl
Kevin McCray Family Haiku
Kris Gillis Summer Reading
KYStitcher Results
Lacey L Trautwein Postmates
Larry Wheeler Muscle Memory
Leigh Anne Hornfeldt Coming Home Unexpectedly
Linda Caldwell Compassion Fatigue
Lisa Miller Henry Knots
Liz Prather A Gap in Learning
Lori Taylor Sweet and Sour
M J Eaton Longest Day
M. Wells Morning soft
Maggie Brewer Bounce
Malinda O’Quinn come home
mari leet Knock Out Punches
Mary Allen A Double Fib
Mary Owens Like it is, it does
McKenna Carter Let the bus ride
Melva Sue Priddy Ode to Poison Ivy
michelle johnson submission
Michelle Knickerbocker Before I was one
Mike Wilson Sinner in Remission
Misty Skaggs blossoming and bolting
mtpoet 4 lines about what calls to my heart from your dark eyes
Name Poem Selected
Nettie Farris The Trial
Odella Taylor 8th
Pamela Gibbs Hirschler Oberon and Titania Fight Over Who Does the Dishes
Pat Owen After the Funeral
Patrick Maloney hell of a job
Patti Miller Crayons
Pauletta Hansel My Mother’s Clothes
Philip Corley The Ambivalence of Moving Forward
Philip Sallee What a Life is for?
Rachel Khosrowshahi Disappearing Trick
Rae Cobbs Prediction
Rebecca Cavendish Submission
Reid In the Spring
Robin Rahija When I got back from Puerto Rico
Rona Roberts Shower Ditty
S.L. Tiny Ways To Fall In Love
Sabne Raznik Ask
Saira Furner Grand old archangel
Samantha Ratcliffe Mental
Sean L Corbin Zoloft
Serena Devi untitled
Shelda Hale I Am Not a Stanza
Simon Boes Summer
stefani heller garden vs garden
Steve Cummings Peace Walk
Sue Churchill Fellow
Susie Slusher 3:15 AM
T.D. Worthington Do Us A Favor Grocery Store Stranger
T.M. Thomson The Fox
Tania Horne Era
Teri Foltz God II
The Philosophical Physicist Satori In The Cracked Cup
tina andry herrington lake
upfromsumdirt butt-dialed and listening to you breathe
Victoria Agee Liability
Zlatna Darling

The Messenger Is Sudden Thunder Release
Christopher McCurry News


I’m so glad to finally be announcing the release of The Messenger is Sudden Thunder: Selections from Lexington Poetry Month 2016.

We want to celebrate this release with an event at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning on Wednesday, September 20th, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Please come read your poem from the anthology! There will be drinks and snacks, and with any luck, just enough time to chat. Invite friends and family. This is one of the best readings of the year.

If you are interested in getting a copy of the anthology there are a couple of ways we can make that happen:

  1. Come to the reading! We will have them there for an even $20 cash or check, but will also be able to process credit cards.
  2. Order directly from the Workhorse website by clicking here!
  3. Help us reach 100 supporters and receive a copy of the 2016 and 2017 anthology by becoming a patron.

If you have already pledged five or more dollars to Workhorse (thank you!), we will be shipping your book out soon! Feel free to let me know you are attending the reading and you can pick your book up there.

Finally, Workhorse is accepting applications for the 3rd year of The Poetry Gauntlet. You can read it about it here! It’s a year long challenge to write 100 poems and read 12 books of poetry with a community of 10 other poets. I hope you’ll join us. We’ve had writers from all over Kentucky the last two years!

That’s all (and probably more than enough) for now! Hope to see everyone soon.

Take Care,


Update: Discussion Boards
Bronson O'Quinn News

Dear poets,

A new year brings new changes. Not only are we on our own website, but I’ve reconfigured how the system works so that we can take advantage of more features. While I don’t want to bore you with the specifics, I do want to share one of the more interesting additions.

Discussion Boards

photo by Malinda O’Quinn

We have added discussion boards (i.e. forums) to the site! This means that, aside from commenting on each other’s posts, you can also create threads to share your favorite poets, ask for writing feedback, or talk about off-topic things such as the best recipe for streak-free window cleaner. Obviously, moderators will be monitoring these and reserve the right to limit privileges and ban participants for any reason. But we’ve also been an ideal online community, so I’m a lot less worried than I am excited to learn more about the poets I’ve been writing with for the past four years.

Technical Issues

As I hinted at, I’ve changed a lot of things beneath the surface, so if you see any errors, let me know. Click here to go to the contact page and send me your issues. Try to describe what was happening so that I can troubleshoot the problem. And I will do my best to get back to you within a couple weekdays. Currently, I’m the only one who understands the code that I’ve written for this thing, but I’ll be sharing that knowledge with other members of Workhorse and Accents Publishing.

Aside from that, thank you so much for signing up, and I can’t wait to see some poetry!


Bronson O’Quinn