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Lexington Poetry Month
LexPoMo Participants
Total poets: 170

NOTE: The deadline for sign-ups are May 31st.

Lisa Miller Henry

Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 11:59pm

Bio:
Lisa Miller Henry is a high school English teacher who currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky. When she's not in the classroom, Lisa can be found hiking trails, cheering on her son at soccer and hockey games, or plotting the next stamp for her passport.

Reason for signing up:
One of my students told me to stop making excuses for not writing and to "put foot to a$$." Excited to follow this advice and join the LexPoMo community for the first time.

Maizie Barrett

Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 11:59pm

    Jude Lally

    Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 11:59pm

    Bio:
    Who, me? I like to write, poetry is what most people have seen so I'm billed as a poet but there are at least 246 worse things to lay claim to fame as. Honestly I write anything that floats my boat at the time through currents, murky water, or whirlpools or rapids, as well as drifting along in placid pools of salty cheekstreams.

    Reason for signing up:
    That's what I do, man.

    M J Eaton

    Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 11:59pm

    Bio:
    First woman poet in the schools in KY. Was awarded 13 more grants from the National Endowment to be PITS in TN, MO, AR, IA, etc. Started publishing at age 15. Have taught writing at Drake University, the University of Louisville, and the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Three books, GRAB ME A BUS, FOR POETS, FEELING-MY-WAY. Currently living in Missouri and working on next book of poems.

    Reason for signing up:
    Lived in Appalachia for 25 years and felt at home there. So enjoy the push of being made to complete a poem daily.

    K. Nicole Wilson

    Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 11:59pm

    Bio:
    poet. painter. participator.

    Reason for signing up:
    truth-telling's a team sport.

    Danielle Kokochak

    Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 11:59pm

    mtpoet

    Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 10:50pm

    Bio:
    Poet, educator, publisher...

    Reason for signing up:
    This is a tradition by now.

    Sandra Murray

    Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 10:45pm

    Bio:
    I have enjoyed poetry ever since I was a little girl.

    Reason for signing up:
    I enjoy reading and writing poetry.

      mari leet

      Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 10:16pm

      Bio:
      Mari is a member of Old Washington Wordsmith in Maysville Kentucky. For her, Poetry is a new found pleasure!

      Reason for signing up:
      The reason for signing up is to enhance my life's journey!

      Philip Sallee

      Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 8:54pm

      Bio:
      I have worked in EMS for the previous 10 years, I have a wonderful wife and two wild young boys. I enjoy writing about all things that relate to life, including the darkness and the joyful moments and finding parallels in nature.

      Reason for signing up:
      I love to write but I fear sharing it, this project creates an environment that promotes creativity by minimizing perfection and this motivated me to join.

      Karah Stokes

      Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 8:24pm

        Malinda O'Quinn

        Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 7:19pm

        Bio:
        Crazy cat lady. Wife. Artist.

        Reason for signing up:
        My husband made me.

        Kevin McCray

        Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 4:19pm

        Reason for signing up:
        I wanted to practice writing some poems.

        Stephanie Mojica

        Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 3:40pm

          Callie Budrick

          Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 3:16pm

          Bio:
          Callie Budrick is a magazine editor and social media coordinator. She has a cat and enjoys podcasts.

          Reason for signing up:
          I haven't written for myself in a long time. This gives me a reason to.

          SChapman

          Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 2:57pm

            Jessica Taylor

            Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 2:10pm

              Brandyn Johnson

              Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 12:21pm

              Bio:
              Brandyn is an adjunct instructor at Black Hills State University in South Dakota. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2014. He lives with his lovely wife, Anna, and their daughter, Ari in Rapid City, SD. His poems have appeared in various journals and whatnot.

              Reason for signing up:
              Because I have goals and I want to actually meet them for once.

              Duke Gatsos

              Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 11:59am

              Bio:
              One day I will make it.

              Reason for signing up:
              My peeps. It's June. It's Lexington. I need my writing vibe back.

              Megan Gieske

              Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 11:52am

              Bio:
              Artist, activist, and advocate, Megan Gieske, is a writer and photographer living in Lexington, Kentucky. A recent creative writing graduate from Asbury University, she has studied abroad in over twelve countries with Semester at Sea. Most recently, she will be living in Cape Town, South Africa.Megan is poetry editor for the forthcoming Crust (2017). Her work may be found in numerous journals and anthologies, including, the 2015 Kentucky Poetry Festival Bluegrass anthology, 2017 Austin International Poetry Festival di-verse-ity anthology, The Crossings, Altarwork, Parnassus, Ursa Literary Review, Immersion Journals, and others. She’s been named an IMPACT Scholar by the Institute of Shipboard Education, 2017 Arts recipient for the reSEARCH Scholarship Symposium, and an Initiative Grantee by Asbury Univeristy, and her writing was the recipient of the She Is Noble Award from Aspiration Media that gave $10,000 to feed inner-city kids in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

                Kennedy Cobb

                Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 11:54pm

                Bio:
                Student at SCAPA Lafayette.

                  Simon Boes

                  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 10:39pm

                  Bio:
                  Sewanee: University of the South c'18

                  Jennifer Beckett

                  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 9:41pm

                  Bio:
                  Jennifer Beckett is a writer and teacher.

                  Reason for signing up:
                  I love the writing community associated with Lexington Poetry Month. I look forward to reading others' work and to contributing my own writing. Hopefully it will be more engaging than the bio I just wrote.
                  Happy June, y'all!

                  Rae Cobbs

                  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 5:47pm

                  Bio:
                  Rae Cobbs is a retired English teacher. She lives with her partner, Harriet Leach, in Louisville, KY. They have a wild backyard, two dogs, and four cats. She grew up in Southern California, out in the boonies.

                  Reason for signing up:
                  I have enjoyed meeting other poets and their work. It inspires me!

                  Odella Taylor

                  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 4:29pm

                  Robin Lamer Rahija

                  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 1:41pm

                  Bio:
                  Robin LaMer Rahija is originally from Kansas City. She runs Rabbit Catastrophe Press.

                  Reason for signing up:
                  Chris made me.

                  Andrew

                  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 1:16pm

                  Bio:
                  Still being written

                  Reason for signing up:
                  To break the record

                  Audrey Rooney

                  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 9:19am

                  Bio:
                  Audrey is now working with Poetry Gauntlet 2017 after completing a manuscript "Fountains for Orpheus"last year, under Katerina Stoykova's care and feeding. Looking forward!

                  Reason for signing up:
                  To keep filling the well.

                  Ash

                  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 11:10pm

                  Bio:
                  Ash is a 25 year old from Central Kentucky. She has a great deal of experience within the field of Psychology, both academically and personally. Ash holds a BA is Psychology and Religion. She also has Bipolar disorder, as well as PTSD and OCD. She currently in recovery after a long battle with an eating disorder. Her poems often reflect these issues, as she works as an activist for those with mental illness. Her poetry has been published in two magazines, and she can't wait to continue sharing her writing.

                  Reason for signing up:
                  For me, writing is the most useful coping strategy. Poetry allows me to express my feelings — I rely on it to keep me in check. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my writing, and I am hopeful that others can relate to my poetry on a personal level.

                  KYStitcher

                  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 11:06pm

                  Bio:
                  Betsie is an activist and Childcare Provider from Georgetown, KY. Since graduating from Georgetown College in 2013, Betsie has been involved in campaigning for political and social reform. She enjoys cross-stitching and hanging out with her cat.

                  Kris Gillis

                  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 10:56pm

                  Bio:
                  Kris Gillis graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2003 and has taught English ever since.

                  Reason for signing up:
                  I found I had free time and then rushed to give myself a task.

                  cl kirby

                  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 7:19pm

                  Bio:
                  Social worker. Therapist. Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

                  Reason for signing up:
                  To commit to writing poetry again.

                  Robot with Emotions

                  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 6:24pm

                  Bio:
                  {biography, n: 1) a written history of a person's life. }I am not a person. I have no biography.

                  Reason for signing up:
                  To understand the machinations of humans and to deal with the curse of infinite knowledge and artificial emotions.

                  James C. Royce

                  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 3:29pm

                  Elizabeth Sands Wise

                  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 2:56pm

                  Bio:
                  Elizabeth lives in central Kentucky with her young daughters and college professor husband. She's a poet, artist, and hand-letterer. She tries to document the sacred in the ordinary visually over on Instagram (@thissacramentallife). You can see her art on Etsy (thissacramentallife.etsy.com), read letters she writes to her daughters on her website (elizabethsandswise.com), and buy her book of letters on Amazon (https://goo.gl/9cieGY).

                  Jonel Sallee

                  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 2:56pm

                  Aaron Slatten

                  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 1:10pm

                  Bio:
                  Aaron Slatten is a father writing father poems for father-others.

                  Reason for signing up:
                  As a favor to my PO.

                  Teneice Durrant

                  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 11:42am

                    Austin Rathbone

                    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 11:15am

                    Bio:
                    Austin grew up in North Carolina but currently lives in Kentucky. He has bounced between the two places in the last decade. He was once a Berea student, now an alum and full-time staff there. Life is cyclical and this scares/intrigues him.

                    Reason for signing up:
                    Austin achieved a college degree in writing, but life has guided him elsewhere since then. He's a perfectionist and procrastinator. However, his growing sense of creative restlessness has pushed him to try this one more time.

                    Bree

                    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 11:13am

                    Bio:
                    Bree is the author of I Am Also Invasive (2017), This Dark Junco Morning (2016) and other poetry books. She is a visual artist, and was awarded a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women in 2016 for her visual arts. She lives in Plesureville, KY since 2014, and hails from Cleveland, OH.

                    Reason for signing up:
                    to meet poets, engage, read poems and share poems

                    Pauletta Hansel

                    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 8:32am

                    Bio:
                    Pauletta Hansel is Cincinnati's first poet laureate. Palindrome, out later this year from Dos Madres Press, includes many poems written during previous Lexington Poetry Months.

                    Reason for signing up:
                    I was going to skip this year and then I thought, why?

                    Leigh Anne Hornfeldt

                    Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 9:29pm

                    Bio:
                    Leigh Anne Hornfeldt is the author of 3 chapbooks and the editor at Two of Cups.

                    Bd perry

                    Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 8:29pm

                    Bio:
                    A Lexington native and UK graduate (1975) has continued a love for regional writing and poetry, after a time in journalism through local writers groups which help to continue this interest in the written word. Retired state government, Division of Abandoned Mine Lands. Groups include Springfield Valley Hill Poets Supper and Old Washington Wordsmiths.

                    Reason for signing up:
                    To continue habits cultivated from graphite afflictions of pen on paper and/or disturbing keyboard clunk noises from long ago.

                      J. Wise

                      Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 11:49am

                      Bio:
                      J. Wise scrounged her way out of endemic poverty on the coattails of Brown v. Board and currently commits herself to remaining a real human being for kids in the public school systems of her home state. A mystic, a dreamer, a lover and a fighter, she also spends her time going to shows, hiking, defending women's reproductive rights, and organizing socialists. She resides with thousands of books and her 11 year-old son.

                      Reason for signing up:
                      Chris McCurry is my productivity guru and I copy his writing ways when I can.

                      Sean L Corbin

                      Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 11:36am

                      Bio:
                      Sean L Corbin holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Kentucky, as well as a BFA and MA from Morehead State University. His work has appeared in Solidago, Still: The Journal, Vinyl Poetry, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and others. He lives in Lexington with his wife, Amanda, and two sons.

                      Reason for signing up:
                      I want to get started on something new, so I need to figure out what that is.

                      Autumn Hines

                      Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 8:52pm

                      Bio:
                      Autumn is a rising junior at Lafayette High School and is in SCAPA for Literary Arts.

                      Reason for signing up:
                      I wanted a chance to share my poems with the world.

                      Mary Owens

                      Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 8:43pm

                      Bio:
                      Mary Owens is a published and award-winning writer of poems, essays, plays, and short stories. She has lived in the Berea area for more than a decade, and loves to write about it.

                      Reason for signing up:
                      I read poetry every day, and welcome another avenue to discover new poems and poets.

                      Chaiya Miller

                      Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 3:09pm

                      Reid

                      Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 11:33am

                      Bio:
                      Reid is a human who enjoys reading and writing poetry - how unique!

                      Reason for signing up:
                      The more I write, the better.

                      Lacey L Trautwein

                      Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 10:30pm

                      Bio:
                      Lacey L Trautwein resides in KY with her cat, Stanley. She currently reads Poetry for Gigantic Sequins magazine and is a staff reader of Prose/Poetry for the Kentucky River Journal. Her poetry can be found in past issues of The Ky River Journal.

                      Reason for signing up:
                      I wanted to sign up to challenge myself to think creatively everyday for 30 days and consequently, end up doing productive poetry.

                      Anne Hayden

                      Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 3:34pm

                      Bio:
                      Anne Hayden graduated from a Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, and performed for a long time as an actress and as a singer. She is a very knowledgeable about Musical Theatre from the late 1940's through the 1970's. She currently teaches voice and piano in Lexington.

                      Reason for signing up:
                      To pressure myself into writing everyday.

                      Douglas E.

                      Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 2:38pm

                      Bio:
                      Ugh. Just read the poems.

                      Reason for signing up:
                      Because McCurry threatened to fail my step-daughter if I didn't.

                      jon jobson

                      Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 10:09pm

                      Bio:
                      Published originally in Runescape off-topic thread: "How do you pronounce Kramer's intro music from Seinfeld"

                      Reason for signing up:
                      For Lowscow Gives

                        HAROLD SHERMAN

                        Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 10:06pm

                        Bio:
                        Harold Sherman was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. He attended the local public schools, graduating from Henry Clay High School in 1967. He has always been motivated to write creative works, both literary and musical. By age 11, he had written an orchestral suite that was performed by the Lexington Summer Pops Orchestra (predecessor to the Lexington Philharmonic). As a teen, he wrote a novel based on his grandfathers' escapes from Imperial and Bolshevik Russia. (Not surprisingly, neither work was ever published.) He has been a professional musician most of his life, playing in (and sometimes leading) local and road bands--and more recently serving as Musical Director for local musical theater productions. He received his MM in Composition from the University of Kentucky School of Music in 1999. Presently, he is a Donovan Scholar at the University pursuing a degree in English Creative Writing. His website includes links to his music Facebook page and his bio page in the eJazzlines catalog: www.BuckMarkLLC.com

                        Reason for signing up:
                        I learned about it from Bronson O'Quinn in his Writing Practice class at Carnegie Center.

                        james wheeler

                        Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 6:52pm

                        Bio:
                        James Wheeler has been writing poetry for more than twenty years. His inspiration has come largely from his study of nature and science.

                        Reason for signing up:
                        For the opportunity to participate in an honest conversation with other poets.

                        Mike Wilson

                        Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 6:21pm

                        Bio:
                        Mike Wilson is a writer, lawyer, and professor in Lexington, Kentucky. He's published stories and poetry in small magazines and anthologies including Appalachian Heritage, and a biography of Father Roy Bourgeois. and The School of the Americas. He's just completed his first novel, Spin of the Racket.

                        Reason for signing up:
                        an excuse to write poetry

                        Victoria Agee

                        Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 4:09pm

                        Bio:
                        Victoria is from London, KY and a graduate of Morehead State University. She has a BFA in Creative Writing. Her poetry has been published by the Kentucky State Poetry Society and LexPoMo. Her fiction has been published in Stories Through the Ages: College Edition 2017.

                        Reason for signing up:
                        I don't have time to wait for my dreams to come true. I am going to make them.

                        Vincent Van

                        Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 1:24pm

                        Bio:
                        Vince has lived in Lexington his whole life, save for the year that his family decided on a whim to move to Florida. He got into writing poetry when he met a girl whom interested him, named Julie; she had a scientific mind and a very strange sense of humor, which reminded Vincent of himself. One day, while they were spending time together between classes, Julie had told Vincent to simply write. Don't think about what you're writing or why, just do it. Ever since then, Vincent has been writing. Going into College, Vincent was convinced of studying Physics since it interested him so much. As Vincent became more busy with his schedule, though, he had less and less time to write. Today, Vincent has many story ideas and yearns to write poetry, but can't seem to push himself to do so... Hence...

                        Reason for signing up:
                        This is why I signed up. To have a valid reason to write a lot, and to learn to get into the vibe of writing again. I miss the days I spent with my thoughts on paper.

                          Sue Churchill

                          Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 11:22am

                          Bio:
                          A former teacher, Sue writes and raises sheep on a farm on the Kentucky River.

                          Reason for signing up:
                          It gives the month of June a poetry glow!

                          Sarah Marie

                          Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 9:55am

                          Bio:
                          Sarah Marie's world includes, but not limited to words, her dog and cat; bikes, yoga and her tribe of loved ones.

                            Elle Caraway

                            Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 12:33am

                            Bio:
                            New poet, new teacher, new month, new me

                            Reason for signing up:
                            Why not?

                            The Philosophical Physicist

                            Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 10:48pm

                            Bio:
                            Ryan Keinath, Abstract Expressionist. Ryan Keinath is an abstract artist and photographer based out of Lexington, Ky. He typically explores the realms of Abstract Expressionism, he uses both digital and film cameras for his various endeavors. His goal is to produce post-conventional and thought provoking works of art while conveying an emotional expression to the viewer.

                            Jordyn Manczyk

                            Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 10:44pm

                            Bio:
                            Jordyn Manczyk is a writer from Lexington, Kentucky, who graduate from the University of Kentucky MFA in Creative Writing program in 2016. She is an English and Creative Writing professor at Asbury University.

                            Reason for signing up:
                            I love poetry! I love Lexington as well! This seemed like a good place to keep me accountable for my writing and to engage in the Lexington writing community.

                            Larry Wheeler

                            Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 10:31pm

                            Bio:
                            Ex-carpenter, ex-bartender, aspiring poet living in Lexington

                            Reason for signing up:
                            Badgering by friends

                            Black Sunshine

                            Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 8:53pm

                            Reason for signing up:
                            Tina Andry made me.

                            michelle johnson

                            Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 8:52pm

                            Bio:
                            is a poet who has been published in Shadow Poetry Magazine and enjoys her writer's group under Jim Lally's instruction. Her interests besides writing poetry are photographing nature & wildlife, kayaking and spending time with her family.

                            Amy Cunningham

                            Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 8:30pm

                            Bio:
                            Amy was born in Cincinnati. She was raised by an Ohio FFA queen and a man from Paris, KY who knew how to fry chicken in a cast iron skillet.

                            Reason for signing up:
                            Jim Lally made it sound like fun.

                            Jim Lally

                            Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 8:16pm

                            Bio:
                            Jim lives with his wife, Jennifer Gleason, on the organic farm of Sunflower Sundries. He is a recent anonymous recipient of the Chicken-or-Egg Golden Yolk of Poetry Award.

                            Reason for signing up:
                            I was forced to by the director of the "Old Washington Wordsmiths" writers group.

                            Chuck Clenney

                            Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 6:45pm

                            Bio:
                            Chuck, a Covington-native, resides in the northside of beautiful Lexington, Ky. By day, General Manager of Lexington Community Radio, and, all other times, is a visual artist, poet, and host of Bluegrass Bios, every Friday from noon-2PM on WLXU 93.9FM

                            Reason for signing up:
                            To spread love

                            Saira Furner

                            Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 6:09pm

                            Bio:
                            Saira Furner was born in California. She has a love for all kinds of art and expression. She had some poems published as a teenager, but stopped writing until last year when she started writing up a storm with 9 binders full of poetry writings. She seeks to eventually publish a book of poetry.

                            Reason for signing up:
                            To get insight from other poets

                            Sabne Raznik

                            Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 6:06pm

                            Bio:
                            Sabne Raznik is an internationally published poet and an award-winning artist who occasionally acts in Community Theatre. She founded and serves as the Poetry and Art Editor of AvantAppal(achia) e-zine. She has three full-length collections: “Following Hope” (Xlibris, 2007), “Linger to Look” (Sabne Raznik/Createspace, 2015), and now “Rabbit Hole” (Sabne Raznik/Createspace, 2017). She also wrote and hand produced “Marrow” (Sabne Raznik, 2013), a little art book, to benefit St. Jude’s Research Hospital. She currently paints in watercolour, acrylics, and digital, and her artistic style is different with each medium. She lives in Kentucky, USA with her puppy candidate Aida. http://sabneraznik.blogspot.com/ http://www.youtube.com/user/sabneraznik http://www.facebook.com/sabneraznik http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6190999.Sabne_Raznik http://poetryzoo.com/author/sabneraznik https://soundcloud.com/sabne-raznik https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabneraznik http://instagram.com/sabneraznik http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sabne-raznik.html?tab=artworkgalleries http://www.avantappalachia.com

                            Reason for signing up:
                            I heard about it from a fellow poet and thought it would be fun. Also, I thought maybe it might be a good exercise to help me figure out which direction I want to go for my next book.

                            Erin L. Mathews

                            Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 5:33pm

                            Bio:
                            Erin Mathews is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati and a writer by trade. Since finishing school she's playing things by ear and writing for herself, family and friends.

                            Reason for signing up:
                            What kind of question is this? Why wouldn't you sign up?

                            Misty Skaggs

                            Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 2:23pm

                            Maggie Prater

                            Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 1:53pm

                            Bio:
                            Maggie Prater calls herself a reluctant writer: even when she's not actively writing, she's writing in her head anyway. Occasionally she gives in and commits the words to paper. Though most likely to be found writing creative non-fiction, she enjoys the available economy and inherent imagery of poetry as a form. She is particularly fond of experimenting with lines, breaks, punctuation, and shape, and their respective and combined implications on meaning and experience. When she's not writing real or imagined works of prose or poetry, Maggie spends her time teaching literature and composition at Mason County High School where she hopes to impart the overwhelming urge to write upon her students--because she recognizes that writing is vital to the spirit, no matter how reluctant the writer may be.

                              Elijah Edwards

                              Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 1:46pm

                              Bio:
                              Eli is an English teacher at Boyle County High School.

                              Reason for signing up:
                              I've spent years studying, so now it's time to practice it!

                                Amanda Kelley Corbin

                                Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 1:30pm

                                Bio:
                                Amanda Kelley Corbin holds an MFA in Creative Writing (fiction) from UK. Her work has appeared in Inscape, JMWW, Kentucky Monthly’s Writers’ Showcase, Eunoia Review, Fried Chicken and Coffee, and American Book Review. She lives in Lexington with her husband and two sons.

                                Reason for signing up:
                                This is my third year participating in LexPoMo, and it's been a pleasure each time. As a prose writer, poetry gives me a chance to try something different and really play with words.

                                Patrick Maloney

                                Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 1:08pm

                                E. Helmuth

                                Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 11:08am

                                Bio:
                                Ella Helmuth is 19 and was born a mile from her first house, which is a block from her current house, in the Hollywood neighborhood of Lexington. Kentucky, local bookstores, and poetry are the great loves of her life. She currently attends Tulane University in New Orleans, LA but uses approximately half of her energy pining for the Bluegrass.

                                Reason for signing up:
                                I love Lexington. I love poetry.

                                Pat Owen

                                Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 11:01am

                                Bio:
                                Pat Owen divides her time between Louisville and Sarasota. She's the author of Crossing the Sky Bridge published by Larkspur Press.

                                Reason for signing up:
                                It motivates me to be part of this community.

                                Elizabeth Beck

                                Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 7:07am

                                Bio:
                                Elizabeth Beck is a writer, artist and teacher. Author of two books of poetry. Founder of The Teen Howl Poetry Series and Talking to the Sun Poetry Series.

                                upfromsumdirt

                                Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 6:01am

                                Bio:
                                i come from a long line of long lines.

                                Reason for signing up:
                                heard there'd be bourbon...

                                John McCurry

                                Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 10:50pm

                                Bio:
                                John is a broken human who, at the age of 21, was shown what it means to be unconditionally loved. This love granted him freedom, significance, and a thirst to use his life and art to point people to the greatest treasure in the universe.

                                Reason for signing up:
                                To practice poetry and share the gospel with others.

                                Dakota Himes

                                Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 8:18pm

                                Bio:
                                Dakota is a singer, writer, pianist, psychologist, and lover.He's a conscious being capable of overcoming the cycle. He's aware of the chaos and doesn't allow the chaos to order him around. Most importantly, Dakota is human for all that it's worth.

                                Michelle Knickerbocker

                                Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 6:14pm

                                Bio:
                                A professional cook and quirky occasional poet who likes colorful flavors, mythical beasts, the vibrant and fantastical, and quiet contemplations of the sublime.

                                Reason for signing up:
                                I've signed up because I want to write some poems and because being part of LexPoMo helps me actually do it!

                                tina andry

                                Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 6:05pm

                                Reason for signing up:
                                the devil made me do it.

                                T.M. Thomson

                                Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 6:01pm

                                Bio:
                                Taunja Thomson’s poetry has most recently appeared in The Chicago Press’s Poetry Writer’s Guide to the Galaxy and Causeway Review, in which her poem “A Sailor’s Language” received an Honorable Mention. Two of her poems have been nominated for Pushcart Awards: “Seahorse and Moon” in 2005 and “I Walked Out in January” in 2016. She has co-authored a chapbook of ekphrastic poetry which is scheduled to be published in June of 2017.

                                Reason for signing up:
                                I love anything that motivates me and challenges me to write poetry.

                                Maggie Brewer

                                Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 5:59pm

                                Bio:
                                Maggie Brewer is a teacher at a high school in central Kentucky. She enjoys folk music, small dogs, young adult fiction, and sleeping in.

                                Reason for signing up:
                                One of these years I'm going to write a poem every single day. Maybe this is it!

                                Amanda Holt

                                Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 4:26pm

                                Bio:
                                Amanda is a high school English teacher in Lexington, KY and a 3rd time participant in LexPoMo.

                                Reason for signing up:
                                LexPoMo is the best month of the year!

                                Candace Chaney

                                Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 4:13pm

                                Bio:
                                Candace Chaney is a freelance arts and culture writer and poet. She grew up in Eastern Kentucky but has called Lexington home for the last 20 years. She is not old yet. Maybe some. Some old.

                                Reason for signing up:
                                Because I have signed up before and failed and I would like to fail better this time. I need some accountability and motivation. I'll give it back as much as I can.

                                Bobby Steve Baker

                                Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 4:02pm

                                Alex Simand

                                Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 2:07pm

                                Bio:
                                Alex Simand is a writer, editor, and engineer who lives and works in San Francisco. He holds an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles. Alex hails from Toronto, which probably explains his obsessive relationship with poutine. His work has appeared in North American Review, Hippocampus Magazine, Mudseason Review, Five2One Magazine, Drunk Monkeys, and other publications. His short story, Election Cycle, was a winner of the 2017 Best Small Fictions Prize. Alex is the former Editor for Blog, Nonfiction, and the Diana Woods Memorial Prize at Lunch Ticket. Find him online at www.alexsimand.com or on Twitter at @AlexSimand.

                                Reason for signing up:
                                Always poet'ing.

                                  K. Bruce Florence

                                  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 12:22pm

                                  Bio:
                                  K. Bruce Florence has appeared in two LexPoMo anthologies and has published one book of poetry, "Waiting for Daylight. Her novel, Fleetie's Crossing will be out in late October.

                                  Reason for signing up:
                                  The focus on deadlines is good discipline for me.

                                  Karen George

                                  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 9:46am

                                  Bio:
                                  Karen George, a native Kentuckian, has published a full-length poetry collection, Swim Your Way Back, and the chapbooks Into the Heartland, Inner Passage, The Seed of Me, The Fire Circle, and the upcoming collaborative ekphrastic Frame and Mount the Sky. She reviews poetry at Poetry Matters blog: http://readwritepoetry.blogspot.com/, and is co-founder and fiction editor of the online journal, Waypoints: http://www.waypointsmag.com/. She enjoys taking photographs and visiting museums, cemeteries, the woods, the mountains, and river towns—particularly any place near a body of water.

                                  Reason for signing up:
                                  I signed up because the same poet friend that nudged me to write a poem-a-day in 2016, nudged me again this year, and because I can't deny that engaging in this writing process, along with other inspiring poets, greatly nourishes me.

                                  doh

                                  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 12:34am

                                  Bio:
                                  just me - nothing less - nothing more

                                  Reason for signing up:
                                  big fan of lexpomo

                                  Sylvia Collings

                                  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 10:26pm

                                  Bio:
                                  Sylvia Collings is a Kentucky teen who dabbles in poetry. She has a love of animals, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the outdoors.

                                  Reason for signing up:
                                  To ramp up poetry production, increase forms used and to find myself.

                                    Kate Fadick

                                    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 8:51pm

                                    Bio:
                                    They took this bio too seriously last week. Suffice it to say they have the spirit of a 4 year old, the mind of a 40 year old all carried in a 71 year old body.

                                    Reason for signing up:
                                    In years past writing with this online community has nudged me to put words on paper when it has seemed impossible to do so. Given the state of our world,I am more in need of that knowledge than ever.before .

                                    J.A. Caswell

                                    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 7:04pm

                                    Bio:
                                    Jessa is a Frankfort Kentucky native. She aspires to be an influential writer one day.

                                    Reason for signing up:
                                    Writing is not only something I enjoy, but something people have told me that I am great at.

                                    Teri Foltz

                                    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 2:30pm

                                    Bio:
                                    Retired English teacher Poet/Playwright

                                    Reason for signing up:
                                    Was challenged by former student, Maggie Wells, last year and loved it

                                    Clay Shields

                                    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 1:52pm

                                    Bio:
                                    Clay Shields received an MA from the University of Kentucky and now all he wants to do is deface it. His writing has appeared in STORY Magazine, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, and Anthropoid.co. He has crooked middle fingers, a floating clavicle, and is allergic to bee stings.

                                    Reason for signing up:
                                    Well...why wouldn't I?!

                                      Andrea Lawler

                                      Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 11:46am

                                      Reason for signing up:
                                      I need to write again!!

                                      Jeremy Paden

                                      Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 11:55pm

                                      Bio:
                                      He reads. He writes. He lives in Lexington.

                                      Reason for signing up:
                                      Because I love McCurry and think O'Quinn is also pretty fabs.

                                      Edelweiss Meadows-Millstone

                                      Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 8:43am

                                      Bio:
                                      Happily married to my best friend. Everyday is a new day. Children and pets complete our joy.

                                      Reason for signing up:
                                      Something new to do.

                                      Claire Qian

                                      Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 12:12pm

                                      Gaby Bedetti

                                      Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 8:12pm

                                      Bio:
                                      I am a long time professor in the English and Theatre Department at EKU.

                                      Reason for signing up:
                                      The challenge will enable me to stretch my writing limits.

                                      Jay St. Orts

                                      Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 12:16pm

                                      Bio:
                                      Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Musician, Homebrewer, Cook, Editor, Writer. Not necessarily in that order. You can read some of his work, such as his semi-instructional guide "Estranged Brew: Beer-making for the Obnoxious, Pedantic Prick" at thebrowntweedsociety.com.

                                      Reason for signing up:
                                      Creative communion. Clear goals. Concentrated practice.

                                      Melva Sue Priddy

                                      Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 8:26am

                                      Bio:
                                      Melva Sue lives in central Kentucky and has been writing about life in KY in poetry since she was very young. Some of it not so much poetry, but it has kept her sane!

                                      Reason for signing up:
                                      I love doing this. It is a new challenge every day, and it asks that I pay close attention to details of the daily ordinary.

                                      Philip Corley

                                      Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 7:21pm

                                      Bio:
                                      Philip Corley has been dabbling in poetry since his last year in high. Currently managing at fast food restaurant, Philip looks for any chance he can get to sit down with a pencil and paper to work on his poetry. He has also been involved in the 2017 Gauntlet Poetry Class hosted by Christopher McCurry, a challenging study of the craft. If not writing poetry, he might be devoting work to fictional novels he has planned for years. Somehow, with all that going on, he still does find time to relax, hang out with friends, and can often be found singing karaoke.

                                      Reason for signing up:
                                      I enjoy being a part of the poetry community, sharing my work, and looking at the work of others.

                                      Jennifer Barricklow

                                      Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 1:57pm

                                      Bio:
                                      Jennifer Barricklow is a writer and freelance editor in Lexington KY. In addition to writing poetry, she studies tarot, putters in the garden, and makes stuff out of yarn. She attends meetings of local writers' groups and occasionally leads writing workshops.

                                      Reason for signing up:
                                      Because LexPoMo is even more fun than NaPoMo!

                                      Debbie Cooper

                                      Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 10:19am

                                      Bio:
                                      Debbie Cooper lives in central Kentucky and enjoys writing and editing in a diverse writing community.

                                      Reason for signing up:
                                      I have participated in LexPoMo from its inception - it is fun, it challenges me, it brings me into an even wider community of talented writers who are eager to share their craft.

                                      Serena Devi

                                      Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 9:25pm

                                      Bio:
                                      kentuckian currently hanging out somewhere in brooklyn :^)

                                      Reason for signing up:
                                      I'm scared I forgot how to write poetry!! It has been too long.

                                      Shelda Hale

                                      Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 1:44pm

                                      Bio:
                                      Shelda is a dreamer living in central Kentucky whose life has evolved around writing, reading and teaching English, French and Spanish. Poetry came to her first, and so remains her first love.

                                      Reason for signing up:
                                      I can enjoy a wide range of poetic voices and styles while creating new work and share feedback with other poets!

                                      McKenna Carter

                                      Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 10:45am

                                      Bio:
                                      Creatice Writing Major at SCAPA, with four beautiful dogs. Mr. Monk is her inspiration for living.

                                      Reason for signing up:
                                      To work on poetry skills.

                                      Oboro Kunikida

                                      Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 9:02am

                                      Bio:
                                      Oboro Kunikida was raised by Tengu in the mountains of Japan, who taught him to read and write in several languages they learned from flying around the world. Kunikida became a reporter for their newspaper after he learned to fly. After flying to the US to report on whatever, he got lost and tired and crash-landed in a field in Ohio, hitting his head and losing his memory. The doctor that took care of him raised him as his son with his wife and two younger sons. He led a normal life and now lives in Lexington, with little memory of the Tengu that raised him.Just kidding. He just really likes to write.

                                      Reason for signing up:
                                      internal storage almost full, external hard drive required.

                                        carole johnston

                                        Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 3:20pm

                                        Bio:
                                        Carole Writes poems every day. She has published two books of Poetry, "Journeys:Getting Lost," and "Manic Dawn." She has tried to retire from teaching creative writing, but so far, has failed at retirement. She is happy to be a free lance teacher.

                                        Reason for signing up:
                                        This writing community is so diverse; it keeps me entertained.

                                        Ckoolcat

                                        Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 8:44am

                                        Reason for signing up:
                                        Looking to face fears and create.

                                          Liz Prather

                                          Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 8:03am

                                          Bio:
                                          Liz Prather teaches writing at Lafayette High School.

                                          Reason for signing up:
                                          I am not a robot.

                                          Bernie Deville

                                          Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 7:43pm

                                          Bio:
                                          Bernie Deville teaches at Providence Montessori Middle School. And channels chaos. Sometimes.

                                          Reason for signing up:
                                          Haven't missed a Lexpomo yet!

                                          Steve Cummings

                                          Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 11:46am

                                          Bio:
                                          After a prolific but dismal effort at poetic science in 2016, Mr. Cummings has created a diabolical plan for this year's exercise, already accepting failure with a positive attitude and a winning smile.

                                          Reason for signing up:
                                          Blame Jim Lally and the Old Washington Writers Group for these attempted poems. He told me about it. Perhaps Lexpomo should be more discerning in accepting submissions.

                                          Lori Taylor

                                          Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 12:11am

                                          Bio:
                                          She lives in Central Kentucky with her husband and three daughters, two shelties and a tabby cat who continually offer her excessive material about which to write thoughts, stories, rants, and mush. This introvert enjoys dark roast coffee, the color pink, creative expression of all kinds, shopping for office supplies, making lists, and serious quiet time. She aspires to revise two NaNo WriMo novels, read more, write about life in good sentences, make the most of the the wild and precious while hanging on to the thing with feathers.

                                          Reason for signing up:
                                          I participated last year and enjoyed it, so here I am!

                                          Pamela Gibbs Hirschler

                                          Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 4:16pm

                                          Bio:
                                          Pamela Gibbs Hirschler, a Kentucky native, earned her MFA at Drew University. Her poems have recently appeared in Kudzu, The Heartland Review, and Still: The Journal. She works in information technology and spends her spare time traveling with her husband and spending time with her five grown children and grandchildren along with assorted granddogs, grandcats, and grandchickens.

                                          Reason for signing up:
                                          Because this is great fun and I love being part of the Lexington Poetry Community.

                                          M. Wells

                                          Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 2:44pm

                                          Bio:
                                          Maggie Wells is a teacher, a writer, a mother, and a nature enthusiast. She has participated in LexPoMo several times before.

                                          Reason for signing up:
                                          I just want to write more.

                                          Jamie Mann

                                          Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 2:36pm

                                          Tania Horne

                                          Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 10:41am

                                          Bio:
                                          Tania is a very disorganized but well-intentioned mother of one, accidental gardener and weed curator, and someone struggling to make sense of it all and find beauty.

                                          Reason for signing up:
                                          I like the challange and the "prompt" to write. The structure and reading other's works daily gives me a boost.

                                          Linda Caldwell

                                          Sunday, May 7, 2017 @ 4:07pm

                                          Bio:
                                          Linda Caldwell is author of HOME PLACE and has participated in Lexpomo since 2014

                                          Reason for signing up:
                                          I enjoy the interaction among poets - especially reading the fine poems of participants.

                                          Kathleen Gregg

                                          Friday, May 5, 2017 @ 1:02pm

                                          Bio:
                                          Kathleen has been a serious poet for about six years, attempting to raise her skill level by taking writing classes at Carnegie Center and participating in a writing group. Last year, she was proud to graduate from the inaugural Author Academy program. She still keeps in close contact with her mentor, Jeff Worley.

                                          Reason for signing up:
                                          LexPoMo is a unique way to interact with local poets. It's a challenge and great fun!

                                          Rayny Palmer

                                          Friday, May 5, 2017 @ 9:58am

                                          Bio:
                                          Rayny Palmer is alive.

                                          Reason for signing up:
                                          10,000 years going strong.

                                            Lennart Lundh

                                            Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 11:31pm

                                            Bio:
                                            Lennart Lundh is a poet, short-fictionist, historian, and photographer. His work has appeared internationally since 1965.

                                            Reason for signing up:
                                            Because it's there.

                                              Deanna Mascle

                                              Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 7:51pm

                                              Bio:
                                              Deanna writes and teaches writers and runs a National Writing Project site.

                                              Reason for signing up:
                                              To challenge myself and to write with other writers

                                              Nettie Farris

                                              Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 1:06pm

                                              Bio:
                                              Nettie Farris is the author of COMMUNION (Accents Publishing, 2013), FAT CRAYONS (Finishing Line Press, 2015), THE WENDY BIRD POEMS (dancing girl press, 2016), and the micro-chapbook STORY (Origami Poems Project, 2016). She also writes book reviews and the Spotlight on a Press feature for Blue Lyra Review.

                                              Reason for signing up:
                                              I signed up because I require a community. And I love my routine. I have participated in Lexington Poetry Month from the start and I will last it out until the end.

                                              Joseph Allen Nichols

                                              Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 9:04am

                                              Bio:
                                              Lexington father of two. Descendant of a multitude.

                                              Reason for signing up:
                                              Fifth LexPoMo. It's all about impetus, and the community, and, most of all, the people.

                                              HB Elam

                                              Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 2:04pm

                                              Bio:
                                              HB Elam loves words. It's just that words don't seem to love him back. He picks them out like legos, anyway.

                                              Reason for signing up:
                                              Bad habits die hard.

                                              Abigail

                                              Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 6:17pm

                                              Bio:
                                              Abigail has loved poetry from childhood, making silly lists that turned into poems as the years went by.

                                              Reason for signing up:
                                              Nothing makes me more passionate than writing. That feeling of butterflies in your stomach normally reserved for a lover is how I feel whenever I write.

                                                K Gray

                                                Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 10:17am

                                                Bio:
                                                K Gray is a writer living in Lexington. You'll most likely find her behind the desk at the public library, singing the Carnegie Center's praises, or dancing. Always dancing.

                                                Reason for signing up:
                                                I take any chance to celebrate Lexington, especially in writing. Lexington's geography, as well as the familiar faces I walk past each day downtown, often find their way into my poems and stories. I'm proud to be a part of Lexington's literary community!

                                                S.L.

                                                Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 9:36am

                                                Bio:
                                                I like my dog, poetry and ice cream. This is my second year participating in LexPoMo and I'm hoping to get as much out of it as I did last year!

                                                Reason for signing up:
                                                Words matter.

                                                Alexis Tipton

                                                Sunday, April 16, 2017 @ 9:35pm

                                                Bio:
                                                I'm 17, I love writing, and I have an unhealthy obsession with Captain America.

                                                Reason for signing up:
                                                I've participated before, and I really enjoyed it. I also need a way to hold myself accountable and make myself write everyday.

                                                Michaela Wilson

                                                Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 12:33am

                                                  Aaron Reding

                                                  Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 12:32am

                                                    Beatrice Underwood-Sweet

                                                    Friday, April 14, 2017 @ 9:32pm

                                                    Bio:
                                                    A displaced Kentuckian, currently living in Missouri, Beatrice has participated in LexPoMo since its inception. She is very proud to have had a line from one of her poems chosen as the title for the very first LexPoMo anthology, Her Limestone Bones. Her poetry has been published in each year's LexPoMo anthology as well as in EKU's Aurora Literary journal in 2011.

                                                    Reason for signing up:
                                                    I love poetry, I love Lexington, and I've enjoyed every year I've participated in LexPoMo. Why *wouldn't* I join?

                                                    Susan McDonald

                                                    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 11:58am

                                                    Bio:
                                                    Susan was forced into writing poetry by survival instincts and vanity. She began writing to survive adolescents and fancied herself a poet in college when a boy told her that her words took his breath away. She now lives in Ohio with her husband, many daughters and too many pets. She writes because using her words is better than harming her family and to occasionally take her own breath away when the words, and the work and the wonder come together.

                                                      Corey Powell

                                                      Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 5:13pm

                                                        Dennis Preston

                                                        Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 1:57pm

                                                        Bio:
                                                        Dennis J. Preston lives in Owensboro, Kentucky. Retired from teaching, he is pastor of The Mt. Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He received his doctorate from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and spending time with his family. He has published poems in Trajectory, This Wretched Vessel, & Grace, as well as three books of poetry: In the Ash Heap: Poems From the Book of Job, The Tree of Days, and Prayer at First Light.

                                                        Reason for signing up:
                                                        I signed up for Lexington Poetry Month in order to be challenged, and to receive feedback from other poets. I have also been inspired by the works of poetry I’ve read on LexPoMo for the past two years and look forward to this coming year of writing.

                                                        Jennifer Curtis

                                                        Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 12:48pm

                                                        Bio:
                                                        Jennifer Curtis resides in Owensboro, Ky, with her husband and son. She enjoys reading, traveling, working in her church, and spending time with her family.

                                                        Reason for signing up:
                                                        I loved participating last year and am looking forward to this year.

                                                        Susie Slusher

                                                        Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 10:31am

                                                        Katerina Stoykova

                                                        Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 10:09am

                                                        Bio:
                                                        A Bulgarian from Kentucky.

                                                        Reason for signing up:
                                                        Writing is life.

                                                        Kaylen McCullough

                                                        Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 10:07am

                                                        Bio:
                                                        Kaylen McCullough is a senior in high school at Lafayette. She is in an independent study this year revolving around poetry and life with an English teacher at Lafayette, Chris McCurry. She has always enjoyed writing, but also has interests in music, social work, and psychology. She is excited to be attending the University of Cincinnati next fall!

                                                        Reason for signing up:
                                                        It was recommended that I sign up by a teacher. I have never shared my poetry on a public platform before and it is a great opportunity to do so!

                                                          stefani heller

                                                          Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 4:10am

                                                          Bio:
                                                          city kid turned wanna be hobby farmer, painter, food explorer, dog lover

                                                          Reason for signing up:
                                                          to challenge myself to write more

                                                          Ka`imilani

                                                          Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 11:19pm

                                                          Bio:
                                                          K. Ka`imilani Leota Sellers was born in Kahuku, Hawaii. She has been a Language Arts and English teacher in both Hawaii and Lexington, KY.Her poetry has been published in the anthology, "Yellow Medicine Review a Journal of Indigenous Literature Art and Thought"

                                                          Reason for signing up:
                                                          I love poetry. And, I like to challenge myself.

                                                          Tina Parker

                                                          Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 9:11pm

                                                          Bio:
                                                          Tina Parker is madly working on new poems about women and madness.

                                                          Reason for signing up:
                                                          It's a wonderful chance to work in a community of poets.

                                                            Patti Miller

                                                            Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 8:09pm

                                                            Bio:
                                                            Writer. Reader. Maker. Wife. Mother. Grandmother.

                                                            Maya

                                                            Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 2:07pm

                                                              Rona Roberts

                                                              Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 11:03am

                                                              Bio:
                                                              Rona Roberts, a Kentuckian, grew up on a farm in Wayne County. After studying English, Music and Communication at the University of Kentucky, she served in the U.S. Peace Corps in the Philippines. She now lives in downtown Lexington, works as a qualitative researcher, hosts both a blog and a radio show about Kentucky food, and works on her third book.

                                                              Reason for signing up:
                                                              For fun. To nudge bits of language and images out of the interior and into open space.

                                                              Zlatna

                                                              Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 10:13am

                                                              Bio:
                                                              Bulgarian poet, transator, journalist. Has two books of poetry published. Translates mainly plays for the stage and films. Also poetry and prose. Married, one son.

                                                              Reason for signing up:
                                                              Ever since my first participation back in 2014, that's been my greatest professional challenge. I do hope a foreigner's poetry gives additional color and flavor to the whole project!

                                                              Amy Camuglia

                                                              Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 8:05am

                                                              Bio:
                                                              Amy enjoys writing poetry.Amy enjoys sewing.Amy enjoys poetry and sewing.Amy enjoys "sew-etry".(To be read aloud in a "Dick and Jane" sorta way......)

                                                              Reason for signing up:
                                                              I have enjoyed being a part of this Lexington poetry community. The month of June, and LexPoMo, is like a family reunion of sorts!

                                                              Marta Dorton

                                                              Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 6:49am

                                                                Katrin Flores

                                                                Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 4:14am

                                                                Bio:
                                                                Katrin Flores is a SCAPA Literary Arts major at Lafayette High School who loves cloudy days, Cave Run Lake, and still has Hamilton on repeat.

                                                                Reason for signing up:
                                                                Keep coming back for the community, warmth, and encouragement

                                                                T.D. Worthington

                                                                Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 2:50am

                                                                Bio:
                                                                Grew up and "got my raisin'" in central kentucky, went to school here, the rest is comin' I'm sure of it.

                                                                Reason for signing up:
                                                                Well there's, the group dynamic, the networking, the novelty of doing this on the Internet, there's the chance to get better or stay the same, the chance to make a friend or two. Yah know what there's a lot of good reasons but it all came down to a few glasses of courage and a "why not!".

                                                                Mary Allen

                                                                Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 1:27am

                                                                Aaron Kerfoot

                                                                Sunday, April 9, 2017 @ 11:39pm

                                                                Bio:
                                                                Aaron likes fresh air. And education student and explorer.

                                                                Elizabeth Burton

                                                                Sunday, April 9, 2017 @ 10:51pm

                                                                Bio:
                                                                Former English major and 2016 Transy grad. Still bumming around the Bluegrass and writing to stave off the creeping dread of adulthood.

                                                                Reason for signing up:
                                                                I've done LexPoMo for the last three years. It'd be more out of character if I didn't.

                                                                  Bianca Bargo

                                                                  Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 1:07pm

                                                                  Bio:
                                                                  Lover of words and wisdom.

                                                                  Reason for signing up:
                                                                  Christopher McCurry

                                                                  Jordan Quinn

                                                                  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 @ 10:33pm

                                                                  Bio:
                                                                  Jordan is a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Spanish. She resides in Paris, Kentucky. Since age 12 when Jordan developed a keen interest in poetry, she has since studied under previous Kentucky poet laureate Frank X Walker and has been published in "& Grace," a poetry collection produced by Accents Publishing of Lexington, Kentucky that showcased the Lexington Poetry Month participants of 2015. This is Jordan's fourth year in the LexPoMo challenge, a tradition she hopes to uphold in the future.

                                                                  Reason for signing up:
                                                                  I need a daily push to keep pumping out poetry!

                                                                  Jouse012

                                                                  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 @ 9:22pm

                                                                  Bio:
                                                                  Just a guy that's been around, seen a lot, and witnessed a lot.

                                                                  Reason for signing up:
                                                                  To share.

                                                                    Samantha Renee Ratcliffe

                                                                    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 @ 8:27pm

                                                                    Bio:
                                                                    Samantha Renee is a lexington poet and musician originally from the hills of Pikeville Kentucky. She is an EKU graduate and a volunteer poetry reader for Rabbit Catastrophe Press.Soundcloud.com/fieldsmayInstagram @samanthareneeratcliffe

                                                                    Reason for signing up:
                                                                    I love reading the submissions from other community members. This also forces me to take the time to write.

                                                                    Cathy

                                                                    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 @ 8:24am

                                                                    Bio:
                                                                    Catherine Perkins, survivor, mother, equestrian, retired farmer, Thoroughbred trainer, stand-up comedian and poet, started writing as a teen. She reunited with pen and paper, in 2004 after moving from farm to city life. Her goals as a writer are to be highly regarded and often read. Her goals as a human are to make people laugh, regard everyone highly and become well read.Catherine has three (3) poems published in local Lexington anthologies. Accents Publishing compiles an anthology from poems submitted to their blog during Lexington Poetry Month. Catherine’s poems were included in 2014’s This Wretched Vessel and 2015’s & Grace . Catherine’s A Recipe for Toe Flambé was published in Circe’s Lament, Anthology of Wild Women Poetry.

                                                                    Reason for signing up:
                                                                    I was so distressed last year when I was unable to get onto Accents blog for LexPoMo, due to techno difficulties that as soon as I got the email to sign up I jumped at the opportunity. I enjoy reading poems by my peers and the writers in Lexington. I want to be part of this community of great writers, poets and people.

                                                                    Rebecca Cavendish

                                                                    Monday, April 3, 2017 @ 9:13pm

                                                                    Bio:
                                                                    Rebecca Cavendish was DBA Verda Brown for LexPomo2016. She is a married mother of three with no secondary education or ties to the literary profession.

                                                                    Reason for signing up:
                                                                    To be that one awful Plebe who dirties the whole pristine affair. Leave my awful writing as it is.

                                                                    T. Ku

                                                                    Monday, April 3, 2017 @ 6:37pm

                                                                      Rachel Khosrowshahi

                                                                      Monday, April 3, 2017 @ 3:12pm

                                                                      Bio:
                                                                      Pins and needles.

                                                                      Reason for signing up:
                                                                      For ten years Ad Reinhardt painted nothing but black canvases. these are mine.

                                                                      Jessica Swafford

                                                                      Monday, April 3, 2017 @ 12:50pm

                                                                      Bio:
                                                                      Jessica Swafford is a poet and mixed media artist from Georgetown, KY.

                                                                      Reason for signing up:
                                                                      I enjoy the challenge and community. I have participated every year so far.

                                                                      Bronson O'Quinn

                                                                      Monday, April 3, 2017 @ 11:51am

                                                                      Bio:
                                                                      Bronson O'Quinn is a writer, layout designer, and web developer who manages data at a nonprofit and crafts essays about video games at MazeRats.com. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his beautiful wife and six (yes, six) cats.

                                                                      Reason for signing up:
                                                                      The more lists that I put myself on, the better.

                                                                      Christopher McCurry

                                                                      Monday, April 3, 2017 @ 12:01am

                                                                      Bio:
                                                                      Christopher McCurry teaches high school English and writes poetry and short fiction. He is the co-founder of Workhorse, a writing collective for working writers.

                                                                      Reason for signing up:
                                                                      Because I want to mess me up some line breaks this June.