LexPoMo Participants

Total poets:
Mya Sophia
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Mya Sophia is a Black biracial poet with poetry in the anthology from Skinner House, Shelter in this Place, and BLUU Notes. She loves to write about identity, justice, and spirituality. When she is not writing she can be found talking about books on youtube, spending time with family and friends, and practicing joy as resistance.
Kat Cody
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Kat is a lifelong writer. She has published poetry in numerous literary journals and has won several contests with both her poetry and prose. During her time living in Seattle, she was honored by the Seattle Art Museum with an evening dedicated to readings of her work. She is a former paralegal, has been classically trained in voice and in her spare times cares for and rescues animals.
Reason for Signing Up:
I need to bring writing back into my life. I have been working so much the last 7 years and I neglected to nurture that part of me. It is time to remedy that!
C.R Welker
Natasha Collier
Reason for Signing Up:
I enjoyed participating last year and found that it was great to get my creative juices flowing.
Patrick Maloney
Marianne Peel
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Marianne is a poet who just recently moved to lexington. Her debut collection of poetry is No Distance Between Us , through Shadelandhouse Modern Press. Marianne lives w her partner Scott and has four daughters and one granddaughter. She has a second book coming out Fall of 2023.
Reason for Signing Up:
To read what everyone is working on…
K. Nicole Wilson
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K. Nicole Wilson makes poems and paintings, including poems on paintings and paintings because of poems. She enjoys sharing her art, reading poems and spending quality time in community with other artists and musicians, kin and chosen family. K. Nicole dislikes bad sports officials and fascists.
Reason for Signing Up:
big fan of team sports
Linda Caldwell
Poet mostly
Reason for Signing Up:
I have been signing up most years. I enjoy the writing.
Trish Lindsey Jaggers
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Trish Lindsey Jaggers is a Kentucky-born feminist poet, educator, amateur photographer, and vintage/antique/primitive collector. She earned her two undergraduate degrees (AS and AB) at WKU and an MFA in creative writing (poetry emphasis) from Spalding University.
Her work has appeared or is upcoming in Kentucky Monthly Magazine, Pirene's Fountain; New Millennium Writings (winner of the NMW Poetry Award #26); 'Merica Magazine; The Briar Cliff Review; The Louisville Review; The New Southerner; The Red Rock Review; Clackamas Literary Review, and other journals and anthologies.

Her chapbook, De-Composition: Rigor Mortis (a finalist in the NaPoWriMo contest) was published in 2019 by Local Gems Poetry Press, NY, and Holonym, Poems, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2016.
She’s currently working on Birdshot: The Pellet Poems, narrative poems in her mother’s voice: poems that retrace the woundings from many, many little pellets—injuries that had her redirecting her pain (physically) onto her adopted daughter—woundings that culminated in a fatal self-inflicted gunshot.
Trish Lindsey Jaggers’ “Crazy Eights” writing motto insists on intricate simplicity:
“Write so an eight-year-old can read it,
an eighteen-year-old can understand it,
and an eighty-year-old will have lived it.”
Reason for Signing Up:
I signed up because, while writing is indeed a solo occupation, words should never exist in solitary confinement.
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Ondine (they/them) is an artist, writer and activist who has called Lexington home since 2005. They published a Cuban cookbook in 2022 and are working on their first book of poetry.
Reason for Signing Up:
My friend Samar!
Annie Griggs
Reason for Signing Up:
It’s a great creative exercise and I love it. <3
j. shaver iii
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john like poetery and sometimes will write it.
Reason for Signing Up:
wife encouraged me too
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Patti Miller
Patti is a KY native and currently lives in Georgetown.
Reason for Signing Up:
I love the inspiration of LexPoMo.
Carrie Carlson
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Carrie, a lifetime lover of words, hails from the hills and hollers of Mason County, Ky. She left home to attend college at the University of Louisville, and then settled down in Lexington, where she has lived for the past 18 years. She's a busy wife and mother, and a seeker of all things true, good, and beautiful.
Reason for Signing Up:
I signed up because Lexpomo is fun, it helps me grow as a writer, and I enjoy reading other people's work.
Jordan Quinn
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Jordan is blessed to participate in Lexington Poetry Month 2023 alongside so many talented creative voices. She relishes in coffee on her back porch in the mornings with her cat, Mindy, and finds peace in the ordinary. This year, Jordan hopes to delve deeper emotionally than she has before and become more acquainted with her truest self through her poetry.
Reason for Signing Up:
I’d never miss one! Can’t wait to see what this June brings to life.
K Ka`imilani
K Ka`imilani is a poet, is an essayist, is a teacher, a parent, a grandparent, a lover of land and solitude. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Hawai`i, and a Masters in Creative Writing from Eastern Kentucky University. She tries to get at least one thing published a year, but hopes to have time to do much more.
Reason for Signing Up:
LexPoMo is a good place to plant seeds and be inspired by what others are writing. It represents a good writing community.
River Alsalihi
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Elizabeth Thiery
Full-time public employee, part-time grad student, very sometimes burlesque dancer, and every-once-in-a-while-when-the-mood-strikes writer.
Kit Myers
Kit is an English teacher in south central Kentucky where she lives with her husband and their four wild children.
Reason for Signing Up:
My friend told me to :)