LexPoMo Participants

Total poets:
94
Katerina Stoykova
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 9:38am
Reason for signing up:
How could I not?
Bianca Bargo
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 10:10am
Reason for signing up:
Because of Chris McCurry and the Gauntlet!
Bobby Steve Baker
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 1:33pm
Reason for signing up:
pure rascality, to unleash the creative volcano held in check only by procrastination and intellectual sloth, immersion in the creative community of Lexington and Kentucky
Lennart Lundh
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 8:25pm
Reason for signing up:
Because it's there. And the words aren't. Yet.
Jeremy Paden
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 8:56pm
Reason for signing up:
No reason to stop now.
Bernard Deville
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @ 6:22am
Reason for signing up:
Tradition. And breaking it.
Kate Fadick
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @ 11:31am
Reason for signing up:
Swam across the river, walked south and participated 2 or 3 years ago. would love to do it again.
Mary Allen
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @ 12:27pm
Reason for signing up:
LexPoMo has become a June tradition that I don't want to miss.
Joseph Allen Nichols
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @ 2:35pm
Reason for signing up:
Nichols is in perpetual need of the proverbial fire lit near his nether regions to keep his writing (and life) on track; the last two years of LexPoMo held incredible chances to meet other local writers, read outstanding pieces every day, and remind him why he does what he does (and must do).
Jessica Swafford
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @ 3:10pm
Jessica Swafford
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @ 3:10pm
Jay St. Orts
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @ 4:16pm
Reason for signing up:
I need to push myself harder this year. At everything. For everything. With everything.
Dennis Preston
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @ 8:27pm
Reason for signing up:
I signed up in order to be challenged in my writing.
Jordan Quinn
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @ 8:56pm
Reason for signing up:
After participating in last year's LexPoMo, I couldn't let a year go by without signing up. I'm excited to see what this June brings!
Karen George
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 12:10pm
Reason for signing up:
I signed up because a poet friend nudged me, and because writing a poem-a-day for a month, along with other inspiring poets, enriches me.
Maggie Brewer
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 5:51pm
Reason for signing up:
This is my third Lexington Poetry Month. Each summer my poetry has expressed different emotions. I'm curious to see what comes up this year.
Kerfoot
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 5:58pm
Reason for signing up:
I've been writing poetry for a while but I've never had an outlet to publish. It be nice to make some connections this way
Jonel Sallee
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 8:40pm
Reason for signing up:
I still have issues with guilt...
Tina Parker
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 8:53pm
Reason for signing up:
I signed up for the kick in the pants AND for the writing camaraderie.
Bree
Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 8:04am
Susie Slusher
Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 3:53pm
Reason for signing up:
Using artistic expression through words is something that is so immaculate and profound. It's a way in which lines and stanzas are something that can represent a little bit of you within each syllable.
Deanna Mascle
Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 3:23pm
Reason for signing up:
Peer pressure, stress relief after a horrible spring semester
james wheeler
Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 8:15pm
Reason for signing up:
To share my simple poems and perhaps meet a few of the poets and discuss poetry, of course.
Rebecca Cavendish
Sunday, May 15, 2016 @ 3:49pm
Reason for signing up:
I have always wanted to try my hand at getting one of my poems published. There are so many great writers in this state and I don't pretend to be on the same level. I want to use this avenue of communication to express my gratitude and love for Central Kentucky, and Lexington in particular.
Rebecca Cavendish
Sunday, May 15, 2016 @ 3:49pm
Reason for signing up:
I have always wanted to try my hand at getting one of my poems published. There are so many great writers in this state and I don't pretend to be on the same level. I want to use this avenue of communication to express my gratitude and love for Central Kentucky, and Lexington in particular.
Carole Johnston
Monday, May 16, 2016 @ 9:01am
Reason for signing up:
I write at least one poem almost every day, all year. I enjoy reading the diverse poems of the LEXPO community and sharing my words.
Debbie Adams Cooper
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ 3:18pm
Reason for signing up:
This is my 4th year participating in LexPoMo writing a poem a day. I love the challenge - I cannot imagine a better way to spend my June days!
Amy Camuglia
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ 6:00pm
Reason for signing up:
Being a part of Lex Po Mo is like starting a road trip with a tank full of gas....... You're on an adventure, you meet people along the way, you grow and change, and you end up somewhere different than where you began. Poetry is freedom and an open road!
Alex Simand
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ 1:14pm
Reason for signing up:
Did it last year, and it was a phenomenal experience. Thanks for having me.
Shelda Hale
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ 1:36pm
Reason for signing up:
I want to be part of an amazing community of poets and to incorporate LexPoMo into my daily writing schedule.
Rae Cobbs
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ 7:45pm
Reason for signing up:
I have looked forward to this all year!
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Rae Cobbs
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ 7:45pm
Reason for signing up:
I have looked forward to this all year!
Website:
Jennifer Barricklow
Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 4:08pm
Reason for signing up:
Because anything that gets me to write is a good thing. And the LexPoMo Challenge is a *very* good thing.
Maggie Prater
Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 8:37am
Reason for signing up:
I heard about this opportunity at a writing retreat for the Morehead Writing Project. I think it sounds like a neat way to encourage myself to meet my writing goals this summer.
Leigh Anne Hornfeldt
Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 1:34pm
Reason for signing up:
To generate enough material for a full length (finally).
Black Sunshine
Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 5:59pm
Reason for signing up:
hmmmmmmm
Susan McDonald
Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 9:37am
Reason for signing up:
A long time ago I wrote every day. I am remembering that it was not a luxury, but a necessity. Sometimes we write ourselves right.
Gaby Bedetti
Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 1:56pm
Reason for signing up:
The challenge will enable me to stretch my writing limits.
Maya Pemble
Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 6:26pm
Reason for signing up:
I signed up because I want to be a part of bringing more awareness of the awesomeness of poetry and writing.
K. Bruce Florence
Monday, May 23, 2016 @ 7:26am
Reason for signing up:
The discipline of regular writing will work for me. Finding time is a great barrier and this demand will begin to work itself into my schedule, I hope.
Elizabeth Sands Wise
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 10:26am
Kathleen Gregg
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 9:58am
Reason for signing up:
My fellow poets have urged me to participate, and I have accepted that challenge!
Lori Taylor
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 10:02am
Reason for signing up:
The world needs more people willing to pay attention and appreciate life's details.
Elizabeth Burton
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 1:31pm
Reason for signing up:
This is my last summer in Lexington before I move to the Midwest, and so I wanted to go out the same way that I've spent my last two summers here: writing poetry.
Ka`imilani
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 9:35pm
Reason for signing up:
As a transplant to Kentucky, I have been going to as many literary readings as possible. It is important for me to immerse myself in the culture of Creative Writing here in Lexington. It is an enrichment to me, and in the process, an enrichment for my students. I don't function well without poetry. Signing up with LexPoMO is a challenge I would like to take.
Simon Boes
Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 1:37pm
Reason for signing up:
When I found myself writing poetry in Chemistry and Politics classes, I knew I needed to become more organized in this craft.
nettie farris
Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 3:00pm
Reason for signing up:
I've spent the last year writing critical prose. I'm afraid of losing my poetry voice.
Philip Corley
Friday, May 27, 2016 @ 1:17pm
Reason for signing up:
I have been writing for ten years now, and aside from a handful of poems shared through Facebook, I haven't put my work out there yet. This challenge seems like a great jumping off point to start making these dreams a reality.
Rona Roberts
Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 3:26pm
Reason for signing up:
It sounded like the best kind of fun.
J. Wise
Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 4:42pm
Reason for signing up:
Sometimes Chris McCurry tells me to do things and I say 'okay.' He's really never steered me wrong.
Sean Corbin
Sunday, May 29, 2016 @ 10:54am
Reason for signing up:
I need more poems for all the manuscripts I'll never send out.
Abigail
Sunday, May 29, 2016 @ 4:28pm
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.
Linda Caldwell
Sunday, May 29, 2016 @ 5:23pm
Reason for signing up:
I enjoyed being part of LexPoMo in 2014
Melva Sue Priddy
Sunday, May 29, 2016 @ 9:29pm
Reason for signing up:
The challenge of writing a poem every day is a joy. Reading participants' poems is such a pleasure.
The Philosophical Physicist
Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 12:23am
Reason for signing up:
Ive been living in Maine for the past six years and am returning to Lexington in June. I feel like this would be a good way to reconnect with the local arts community.
Michelle Knickerbocker
Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 8:43am
Reason for signing up:
My wife is very excited about LexPoMo and asked me to sign up with her again. This year I'm looking forward to writing about food and cooking.
Jesus is Victory
Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 1:37pm
Mary Owens
Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 3:15pm
Reason for signing up:
I read poetry every day, and welcome another avenue to discover new poems and poets.
Chuck Clenney
Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 3:26pm
Reason for signing up:
I signed up because poetry captures little bits of magic and I want to read and feel those and share my power with others.
Beatrice Underwood-Sweet
Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 3:26pm
Reason for signing up:
In all my wandering, Lexington has always been the place I call home, the constant in my life. If I write, let me write with those I call neighbors!
Pat Owen
Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 5:14pm
Reason for signing up:
Motivation and community
Colette Crown
Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 7:40pm
Reason for signing up:
To try a form of creativity that I have not done since school - so many years ago. And because showing this to others is a huge leap of faith over a mountain of fear.
Dakota Himes
Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 9:53pm
Reason for signing up:
I enjoy creative outlets.
Sue Churchill
Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 10:20pm
Reason for signing up:
I love the idea of working together toward the creation of a large body of poetry, alongside people I don't even know. And, last year's poems gave me threads to follow into this year's work.
Jennifer Curtis
Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 11:58pm
Reason for signing up:
I am looking forward to a challenge.
Marta Dorton
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 12:02am
Reason for signing up:
I've enjoyed participating in past LexPoMos. This year I need a writing jump start. I hope the daily goal of producing a poem will entice me back into writing consistently. I enter this challenge rusty and ready to work.
meadow dawn
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 1:25am
Reason for signing up:
all the cool kids are doing it ;]
mtpoet
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 8:23am
Reason for signing up:
I enjoy each LexPoMo and see each event as a way to focus on poetry (reading and giving feedback) and writing poetry.
mtpoet
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 8:23am
Reason for signing up:
I enjoy each LexPoMo and see each event as a way to focus on poetry (reading and giving feedback) and writing poetry.
Jennifer Beckett
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 9:03am
Reason for signing up:
I signed up because I appreciate being part of this community of writers.
Pamela Gibbs Hirschler
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 9:59am
Reason for signing up:
I love the community and the inspiration to write more poetry. The world needs more poets and more people who read poetry!
Victoria Gross
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 10:12am
Reason for signing up:
I adore poetry, and I believe that poetry is an art that doesn't get the attention it deserves, particularly among young people.
HB Elam
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 11:09am
Reason for signing up:
I want to learn to write like I'm running out of time.
Website:
Amanda Holt
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 11:25am
Reason for signing up:
Teaching takes away most of my time, so I am out of the practice of poetry. I would like to become an active poet again.
Jamie Mann
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 1:47pm
Reason for signing up:
I am wanting to challenge myself and give myself some direction and goals with my writing.
Stephanie Mojica
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 4:09pm
Reason for signing up:
Because writing is in my bone marrow.
Pauletta Hansel
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 5:10pm
Reason for signing up:
This is my third year. The thrill of productivity always outweighs the guilt of not quite managing the daily part. I love reading other people's poems and seeing encouraging comments on mine. Let's get busy!
Misty
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 7:04pm
Jim Lally
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 7:34pm
Reason for signing up:
For the challenge to write everyday - a habit worth pursuing.
michelle johnson
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 10:18pm
Reason for signing up:
Jim Lally mentioned Lexington Poetry Month at our local writer's group meeting. I thought it would be a nice way to write again everyday.
Aaron Reding
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 10:39pm
Body Baghdad
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 10:54pm
Reason for signing up:
to write more
t.l andry
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 11:33pm
Reason for signing up:
because i need more pressure in my life.
Zlatna
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 7:59am
Reason for signing up:
As I wrote last year, when I was first challenged to take part in LexPoMo, I hope a foreigner's perspective would be interesting to American fellow-writers, and it would also add some different color to the whole picture. Besides, it's so much fun and such a great adventure!
M.Wells
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 8:52am
Reason for signing up:
To write more, full stop.
Serena Devi
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 10:44am
Reason for signing up:
to keep myself in the habit of writing daily without Liz Prather beating me over the head with Joan Didion quotes every day
Samantha Ratcliffe
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 10:51pm
Reason for signing up:
I am interested in receiving feedback on my work and gaining the courage to submit this unpublished poetry to literary reviews. I’d also like to connect with other poets and publishers. If you have a press and need volunteers, I am passionate about helping how I can ratcliffesr@gmail.com
Samantha Ratcliffe
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 10:51pm
Reason for signing up:
I am interested in receiving feedback on my work and gaining the courage to submit this unpublished poetry to literary reviews. I’d also like to connect with other poets and publishers. If you have a press and need volunteers, I am passionate about helping how I can ratcliffesr@gmail.com
Sarah Marie
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 11:24pm
Reason for signing up:
A friend encouraged me to sign up.
Katrin Flores
Thursday, June 2, 2016 @ 12:32am
Reason for signing up:
To help words that exist for a reason find their reason for existing
Mari
Saturday, June 4, 2016 @ 9:42am
Reason for signing up:
At the encouragement of friends and the opportunity to share words from an internal voice!
Tania Horne
Saturday, June 4, 2016 @ 9:20pm
Reason for signing up:
I have been meeting with the Old Washington Wordsmiths for a few years now and was encouraged by Jim Lally to join.
stefani heller
Thursday, June 9, 2016 @ 8:30pm
Reason for signing up:
to try and force myself out of a rut
T. D. Worthington
Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 11:43pm
Reason for signing up:
Potential publishing power