LexPoMo Participants

Total poets:
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 @ 12:24am
Just another Black girl that won't keep quiet.
Callie Budrick
Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 11:58pm
Reason for Signing Up:
To share words and continue challenging myself.
Rena Nutt
Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 11:30pm
Kim Kayne Shaver
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Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 11:20pm
Kim is alive and well during this pandemic pandemonium and thanks her lucky stars. Poetry portrays our humanity and compassion. Read a poem now.
Reason for Signing Up:
The poetic voice needs to be heard and continually practiced.
Chelsea Jordan
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Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 11:19pm
fat feminist in love with chaos and romance
Reason for Signing Up:
i want to be pushed to finish one of my poems every day this month! i have an absolute vault full of unfinished beginnings!
A. Lawrence
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Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 8:56pm
A. Lawrence is a poet who writes to express emotion and hopes that her poetry will help others feel comfortable expressing their own.
Reason for Signing Up:
To become more confident in writing
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Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 7:07pm
Chuck Bukowski is a brilliant fiction writer but a poor poet. He is also a very ugly man and a bad alcoholic.
Reason for Signing Up:
My teacher told me too, or I'd get a D minus in summer school remedial English.
Regan Strehl
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Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 7:07pm
Regan Strehl graduated from Lafayette High School this year. "What are your future plans?" people ask her. This question is followed by Regan majestically staring off towards the horizon for several minutes, during which the people who asked the question slowly back away.
Reason for Signing Up:
It is time to WRITE!
John McCurry
Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 6:43pm
John is a Kentucky native who enjoys time with his family and friends, writing, reading, and the great outdoors when he gets the chance.
Reason for Signing Up:
To add to and support written expressions.
Matt Spencer
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Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 6:32pm
Matt writes poems when he can't do anything else.
Reason for Signing Up:
I signed up because I need to get back in the saddle.
Kimber Gray
Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 4:02pm
thanks for having me on the show guys it was really fun
Steve Daugherty
Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 3:22pm
Steve is a dairy goat farmer in rural Brown County Ohio, where he was born and raised.
He spent a lot of time in Harlan County, KY in the Appalachian Volunteers and a lot of his work reflects on this time.
Steve has completed 18 marathons, nearly all at the back of the pack. He is an unpublished poet and an unlicensed philosopher.
Reason for Signing Up:
A friend insisted.
E. VanWinkle-Johnson
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Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 3:02pm
Emily VanWinkle-Johnson is a high school English and theatre teacher at Estill County High School. When not working on curriculum or directing Blue Train Theatre (Estill Co.’s student theatre), she spends her time at home drinking coffee, reading books, being mesmerized by her toddler daughter, and wrangling her two dogs.
Reason for Signing Up:
I signed up because I find myself needing an outlet and hope to inspire my students to use writing as an outlet themselves. I rarely share my work with an audience- aside from the Haiku’s I write on the white board for my students’ amusement- but want to be more open with my work, regardless of how “good” it really is.
Allen Blair
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Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 11:52am
Allen Blair's a writer, poet, journalist, and dad from eastern Kentucky. His family make their home in Mt. Sterling, where they try to make a difference. You can follow Allen online @TheTinpoet.
Reason for Signing Up:
To create my better self.
Devan Watson
Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 10:52am
Devan is a poet from Lexington who is desperately seeking enough poems to meet their Gauntlet goal of 100 poems in 2020.
Reason for Signing Up:
What else is there to do?
Jo Manczyk
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Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 9:43am
Jordyn Manczyk is a native of Lexington, Kentucky, an exhausted graduate student, and a new mom of a beautiful baby boy. She currently lives with her husband, son, and their droopy-eared Bagle-hound in Lexington. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky MFA program in Creative Writing, and she is currently a PhD student at UK studying Higher Education Policy. She teaches Developmental Reading and Writing at UK. She loves to write about family, nature, and small, quiet moments of meaning. When she isn't writing, she's probably listening to a podcast, cooking or baking, attempting to finish homework, or playing Dungeons and Dragons.
Reason for Signing Up:
This is my fourth year signing up with Lexington Poetry Month, and now, more than ever, I find that poetry is not only a comfort but is also a much needed platform with which to try and open hearts and minds to real pain, injustice, hope, and truth in our society. I have found that LexPoMo gets me connected with writers in my area, keeps me writing, and reminds me that there is always a path to bringing light into a dark world.
Maggie Ruth
Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 8:33am
Maggie Ruth is a rising junior. When she is not writing, she enjoys cooking, singing, gardening, and reading.
Reason for Signing Up:
I want to believe I can convince myself to write everyday but I know that's not the case. However, I tend to follow through if there's some sort of structure to hold me accountable so I decided that this would be a great opportunity to get me writing seven days a week. I also tend to write more if there's social interaction around it.
Liz Prather
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Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 8:13am
Liz Prather teaches writing at Lafayette High School.
Reason for Signing Up:
It's June.
Alvera Lisabeth
Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 7:16am
Alvera is a teacher, mother, and sometimes artist and writer, originally from the mountains of southwestern Virginia, currently residing in Berea, Kentucky.
Reason for Signing Up:
I love to create and to write poetry and some people I know with beautiful creative energy invited.
Shaun Turner
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Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 6:57am
I'm a writer and poet from Laurel County, KY.