LexPoMo Participants

Total poets:
Amy Le Ann Richardson
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Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 3:07pm
Amy Le Ann Richardson was born and raised in Morehead, KY. She grew up running barefoot through the hills and gardens letting her imagination run wild. Her love of stories led her to earn a Bachelor’s in English from Morehead State University (’07) and MFA from Spalding University (’09). She currently resides and works on her farm in Carter County.
Reason for Signing Up:
Motivation to keep writing and sharing, and I love being part of this wonderful community.
Christopher McCurry
Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 3:17pm
Roberta Schultz
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Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 3:31pm
Roberta Schultz, author of four chapbooks, 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.
Reason for Signing Up:
I enjoy this community.
Dangerfield Yella
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Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 4:14pm
From parts unknown.
Reason for Signing Up:
It's what I do this month.
Bethany Robinson
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Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 4:28pm
Bethany is a short story writer and poet originally from Southeastern Kentucky. She is a lover of nature, a yoga instructor, and an advocate/council member of the Bluegrass Survivors Council and volunteer for multiple organizations in Lexington, Kentucky.
Reason for Signing Up:
As I’ve grown and evolved as a person, my voice has also become stronger. The events of my life that have shaped me are worth sharing.
Storey Slone
Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 7:11pm
A strange bird.
Reason for Signing Up:
A whim.
Bill Brymer
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Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 7:50pm
Bill Brymer is a writer and photographer in Louisville, Kentucky.
Reason for Signing Up:
Signed up for that extra dose of daily writing motivation and to connect with a writing community.
Ginna Wilkerson
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Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 7:55pm
Ginna Wilkerson has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Aberdeen. She has published two poetry collections and a YA novel.
Reason for Signing Up:
I signed up to find out about other local poets and read their work - also, to push myself to do some new work...
Linda Bryant
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Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 8:01pm
Linda Bryant is a journalist and poet from Berea, Kentucky. She runs Owsley Fork Writers Sanctuary in Berea. Her chapbook Swingset Confessional was published in 2022 by Act of Power press.
Reason for Signing Up:
I'm a poetry geek. It's easy for me to obsess about writing a poem a day. It's good disipline and I always make a few friends.
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Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 8:07pm
I am a writer and attorney who was drawn home to the Ohio River Valley after years in both the West and the South. I love the greater Cincinnati's open mic scene and have had poems published in Sheila Na Gig Online, Black Moon Magazine, Lexington Poetry Month Anthology (2021 to be released in 2022), the online arts journal, AEQAI, and elsewhere. Additional work is anticipated to be published in Change Seven and Evening Street Review. My poems draw from the stories and landscapes of my Ohio Valley home as well as the bluffs and beaches of Southern California and the Carolinas. Largely narrative in nature, they speak to my experience of growing up female.
Reason for Signing Up:
Let's go! a poem a day - now that's a challenge.
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Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 8:15pm
H.A. finds joy in reading, writing, and running. Her written works primarily fall in the non-fiction genre. When she isn't writing, she is likely running before sunrise and hiking to admire the sunset. Her childhood dream to catch a falling star keeps her moving forward. Follow her on Twitter @HolSpinny
Reason for Signing Up:
Poetry is my greatest challenge. I like to learn from and with those who write it.
Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 8:20pm
Harold Sherman is a Donovan Scholar at the University of Kentucky, majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He received his MM in Composition from the UK School of Music in 1999. Born and raised in Lexington, KY, he played on the road and lived in New York City before returning to Lexington in 1983. He and his wife Marianne play in the local band The BATs.
Reason for Signing Up:
I heard about it in Writing Practice at the Carnegie Center.
Lonormi Manuel
Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 9:32pm
Born & raised in Appalachia, Lonormi Manuel now calls central Kentucky home. Her published short fiction and creative nonfiction can be read on her website, www.lonormimanuel.com. Having spent years denying she could ever be a poet, she threw caution to the winds with the onset of the Russian invasion if Ukraine. Her work often addresses social issues and injustice. She has seven grandchildren and an equal number of dogs and cats.
Reason for Signing Up:
Invited by a friend!
Jay McCoy
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Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 2:12am
Jay is a poet and visual artist, a proud Appalachian. His writing has appeared in several journals and anthologies.
Reason for Signing Up:
I couldn't miss the community and joy of LexPoMo!
Amy Cunningham
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Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 6:23am
Amy Cunningham is a Visual Design instructor and writer. She is a member of OWW in Maysville, KY. Instagram @ a_me_cunningham
Reason for Signing Up:
creative fun
Marta Dorton
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Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 8:50am
Marta Dorton is visual artist and writer in central Kentucky. She enjoys painting large and writing small. Her studio in the NOLI district in Lex gifts her with space and place for an assortment of colorful creative processes. She recently completed her first poetry manuscript.
Reason for Signing Up:
I signed up to write, share, and read in community; to support creative work of others; to write new poems I may not have otherwise written.
Nancy Jentsch
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Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 10:46am
Nancy is a second-career poet whose first collection will be published this summer. The title poem "Between the Rows" started out as a LexPoMo poem.
Reason for Signing Up:
I look forward to the community, the challenge and the poetry.
Bronson O'Quinn
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Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 11:00am
Fiction writer, web developer, dad, husband, brother, neighbor, friend (if you’re nice.)
Reason for Signing Up:
10 years ago this started and it’s still going. Why not?
Annie Griggs
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Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 11:59am
Annie is an environmental educator with a deep love for nature.
Reason for Signing Up:
I love challenging myself to write more poetry!
Linda Freudenberger
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Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 1:25pm
Linda is returning for another round of writing and interacting with poets.
Reason for Signing Up:
To challenge myself.