LexPoMo Participants

Total poets:
Bronson O'Quinn
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Writer, Web Developer, dad, husband, Kentuckian, game player, linguist, cat enthusiast, amateur drink mixer, one-time stand-up comedy vinyl album collector.
Reason for Signing Up:
Honestly? To get rid of the error warning about there not being any sign-ups.
Chelsie Kreitzman
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Christopher McCurry
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Christopher McCurry is the Samwise Gamgee of Lexington Poetry Month. He’s Abra’s dad and soon to be Meredith’s husband.
Reason for Signing Up:
Because I love writing and sharing poems with people.
Katerina Stoykova
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Katerina Stoykova is the author of several poetry books, most recently Between a Bird Cage and a Bird House (University Press of Kentucky, 2024). Katerina is the founder the Senior Editor of Accents Publishing, where she has selected, edited, and published close to 100 poetry collections. Katerina acted in the lead roles for the independent feature films Proud Citizen and Fort Maria, both directed by Thom Southerland. Her poems have been translated into German, Spanish, Ukrainian, Bangla, Farsi, and  The Eight Floor Balcony – a volume of her selected poems translated into Arabic by acclaimed poet Khairi Hamdan, was published by Dar Al Biruni press.
Reason for Signing Up:
How could I not?
Meredith Dill
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Meredith is a June poet and soon-to-be-bride!
Reason for Signing Up:
Because I love the way I think differently during the month of June! And this June I’m getting married :)
Roberta Schultz
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Roberta Schultz, author of four chapbooks and one full-length collection of poetry, is a songwriter, teacher, and poet from Wilder, KY. She writes some of her songs on a mountain in North Carolina. She is co-founder of the Poet & Song House Concert Series with her Raison D’Etre trio mates. You can find out way more than you’d ever want to know about her at these websites:
robertaschultz.com and raison3.com
Reason for Signing Up:
I enjoy the challenge of writing in this community each June.
Amy Le Ann Richardson
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Autumn Coleman
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Autumn likes to write. She is writing her first full length novel, and by that we mean she isn’t at all because she never has time.
Reason for Signing Up:
I love it.
Nancy Jentsch
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Nancy K. Jentsch writes poetry from her historic home in rural northern Kentucky. Her work has been published in on-line and print journals and anthologies. Her debut collection "Between the Rows" was published by Shanti Arts in 2022. She adores the LexPoMo Community.
Reason for Signing Up:
Couldn't imagine June without LexPoMo!
Colette Crown
Colette likes to dabble in writing. She, having outgrown the role of stay-at-home Mom is enjoying her new role as Professional Volunteer. Last year she wrote under the pseudonym Coco.
Reason for Signing Up:
I have participated for several years. I appreciate the nudge to write poetry and to share it.
Dennis Preston
Dennis J. Preston lives in Owensboro, Kentucky., and is a 1989 Brescia graduate. He received his Master’s degree from Western Kentucky University, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He taught elementary school language arts for twenty-five years, but now enjoys being semi-retired. He has been a pastor for forty-five years. He has traveled to many interesting places (20 foreign countries in all). He has been inside one of the great pyramids in Egypt, and has walked on the Great Wall of China. He enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with his family. He has published several books of poetry including Cloaked Moon: Women of the Bible, Unhurried Intervals, and Water for the Withered Fig.
Reason for Signing Up:
I need to be challenged. LexPoMo gives me the nudge I need.
Jason Williams
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Jason McKinley Williams is writer and technologist based in Lexington, Kentucky. His work has previously appeared in “Appalachian Heritage [now Review] , “Kudzu”, “Nanoism”, and in the Accents Publishing collections “&Grace” and “Her Limestone Bones.”
Reason for Signing Up:
I love this celebration of poetry here in the town I love!
Alissa Sammarco
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Sam Arthurs
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Sam is an Appalachian poet and horror author, who resides in the hollers of Eastern Kentucky where she was born and raised. Growing up she developed a deep love of words, which has only flourished over time. She composes much of her work at Folklore Studio, located on her family's ancestral property, and spends her free time reading and traveling. Her published works include the Dreadful Seasons series, the Rust series, and a host of poems that have been featured in various anthologies.
Reason for Signing Up:
I'm hoping to compose some new poems to include in a book next year.
Lori Taylor
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Lori Taylor enjoys poetry and participating in Lexington Poetry Month with the talented, eclectic LexPoMo group. She has also met the National Novel Writing Month, NaNo WriMo challenge four times and has an additional four in progress. She likes to read, write, craft, solve demanding Sudoku puzzles, travel, spend time with family and friends, and generally attempt to make the world a better place.
Reason for Signing Up:
I enjoy the yearly challenge for myself and reading other poets’ works.
manny grimaldi
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He writes, translates, and edits poetry, enjoys sober clean living, he's published single pieces here and there, he has iterations of a full length manuscript which is a veritable Frankenstein, and this summer he brings to LexPoMo a taste of his chapbook of new translations of Andalusian Spanish poets Federico García Lorca and Rafael Alberti. Look forward folks to Volume 2 of Yearling come December, there are astounding voices to greet your bedroom, and a bathroom in your house should you choose! Would love to talk to you more about it.
Reason for Signing Up:
it is a wonderful thing to meet poets, read their work, and make new friends. this is what June means in Kentucky for writers.
Linda Bryant
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t.m. thomson
t.m. thomson is co-author of Frame & Mount the Sky (2017), a chapbook of ekphrastic poetry, as well the author as Strum and Lull (2019) and The Profusion (2019). She is a lover of animals, art, trees, surrealism, black and white movies, walking in autumn rains, feeding wild birds in winter, playing in spring mud, & bat-watching in summer. Her first full-length collection of poems, Plunge, comes out in 2023.
Reason for Signing Up:
I appreciate the encouragement to write, write, write, & I love reading other people's poetry.Ju
Joseph Nichols
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Joseph is originally from Frankfort, KY and has a masters in creative writing from EKU. He’s a single dad of two teenagers and various furry companions. Aside from that, he balances being a published author/poet, a world traveller, and working as an event DJ.
Reason for Signing Up:
Because this is my favorite time of the year (aside from Halloween ☠️)
Claudia Love Mair
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