LexPoMo Participants

Total poets:
A. E. Bryant
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 10:31am
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Anna is a visual artist and is growing in the realm of writing.
Reason for signing up:
I have been a part of this event in years past and love the community which surrounds it.
A.R. Koehler
Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 11:05am
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Ayla is a junior at the University of Kentucky studying Sustainable Agriculture. Notable achievements include owning a rad dog named Auggie and making a mean molasses cookie.
Reason for signing up:
I've always loved poetry and I want to push myself to write more and learn from others.
Aaron Reding
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 10:54pm
Aaron throws words at things. At screens, onto pages, and, on occasion, they fall in a pleasing order.
Reason for signing up:
I’m hoping to write more. I’m always hoping to write more. If all goes well, this time the hoping will turn to doing.
Abby Kane
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 @ 11:51pm
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Abby Kane is a soon-to-be freshman at DePaul University who doesn’t write nearly as much as she wants to.
Reason for signing up:
I loved participating in Lexpomo last year and it is always a great way to help me keep writing over the summer.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 6:30pm
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AJ (they/she) studies Opera Performance at the University of Louisville. They live with their amazing partner and her two cats. She wants to travel the world and they hope to use their art to make a difference.
Reason for signing up:
My partner suggested it :)
Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 8:07pm
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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 The Orchard Street Press' Quiet Diamonds, Change Seven, Evening Street Review, and Turning Point.
Reason for signing up:
Let's go! a poem a day - now that's a challenge.
Allen Blair
Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 5:23pm
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Writer, dulcimer player, dad, late-night cat wrangler. And soon-to-be published chapbook poet (thanks Workhorse!)
Reason for signing up:
To celebrate all things wordy with some of the finest poets around, and discover daily truths.
Alvera Lisabeth
Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 8:56pm
Alvera herds cats professionally, chases peace with a surprising degree of success for such a comically slow runner, and delights in exploring a variety of creative outlets.
Reason for signing up:
It is a joy to interact with other authors in this way.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 7:45pm
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Amanda Corbin
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 9:02pm
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Amanda Corbin holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Kentucky and a BFA in creative writing from Morehead State University. Her work has appeared in Inscape, Kentucky Monthly’s Writers’ Showcase, JMWW, Eunoia Review, Fried Chicken and Coffee, American Book Review, Madcap Review, and several LexPoMo anthologies. She also served as co-editor of the Summer 2017 issue of UK's literary magazine.
Amanda works as an evaluation analyst at the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute where she has written about the needs of individuals with disabilities, post-secondary opportunities for students with disabilities, and an op-ed on disability and employment which appeared in The Lane Report.
Amanda lives in Lexington with her husband and sons.
Reason for signing up:
I signed up this year to celebrate 10 years of LexPoMo!
Amanda Holt
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 4:46pm
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Amanda is an English teacher in Lexington, KY. Poetry is the love she doesn't nourish enough but that stays with her nonetheless.
Reason for signing up:
I'm completely inspired by this literary community, and it reminds me to practice my art.
Amani S. K.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 @ 10:32pm
Amani is a student at the University of Kentucky with a double major in English and History. Her primary focus is literary theory and historical analysis. Creative writing, such as poetry, short stories, playwriting, and personal essays, is a form of escapism for her, as often she is plagued with the ennui of life.
Reason for signing up:
Heard about it through a friend.
Amy Cunningham
Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 6:23am
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Amy is a Visual Design instructor. She wants her poetry to be like whiskey, not wine.
Amy Figgs
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 @ 8:56am
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Amy is a case coordinator in Therapeutic Foster Care by day and a poet in her free time. She lives in Lexington, KY with her teen son and pets. When not working or writing, you will find her somewhere in the woods.
Reason for signing up:
I loved doing this last year. It keeps me on my toes and writing for a month!
Amy Le Ann Richardson
Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 3:07pm
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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.
Andrea Lawler
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 12:01pm
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Dreamer by day- teacher by profession, event designer & planner on the side, and a hopeless romantic always.
Reason for signing up:
Because writing is therapy.
Angela Bari
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 @ 9:45am
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Writing is Angela's safe place and a way to make sense of a world that goes too fast for her to keep up.
Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 12:07pm
Angela Knight has been writing stories since her first-grade series about a purple wish-granting hippo. She has since also published poetry and academic articles about teaching writing.
Ann Haney
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 @ 2:06pm
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I am a painter and a retired Studio Arts teacher. As for writing, I have attended the New Orleans Writing Marathon once, written with Write Across America for two summers and currently enjoy writing with a group of writers--Just Write Virtual Writing Group. It was designed by and is continuously inspired by Deanna Mascle of Morehead State University.
Reason for signing up:
Deanna was the reason I signed up!
Annie Griggs
Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 11:59am
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Annie is an environmental educator with a deep love for nature.
Reason for signing up:
I love challenging myself to write more poetry!
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 @ 9:04pm
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Arwen is from Martin County KY.
Reason for signing up:
For curiosity and community
Ashley Taylor
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 10:53am
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 10:14pm
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tired and sad. gonna try to write some poems about it
Thursday, April 21, 2022 @ 8:49pm
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Austen is a mom, a teacher, a Poetry Gauntleteer, and a shower blues songstress. Born in Brooklyn, raised in LA, educated in Boston and Cincinnati, lost ‘n’ found in Lexington.
Reason for signing up:
I love reading everyone’s poems and I need motivation to make time for my own.
Austin Rathbone
Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 11:30am
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Austin grew up in North Carolina hating poetry. Now he lives in Kentucky and loves it. Never believe that people aren't capable of change.
Reason for signing up:
To stay in practice and keep the juices flowing. Also to help process this increasingly dispiriting world.
Autumn Coleman
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 6:34pm
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Autumn likes to write. She doesn’t know what.
Reason for signing up:
I like to write. I don’t know if anything I write is worth reading, but it was all certainly worth writing.
Beatrice Underwood-Sweet
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 10:29pm
Beatrice lived in Kentucky for the first 21 years of her life, then took off for great adventures. She currently lives in the St. Louis area and works teaching English language learners. Currently mired in novel writing, she always loves to come back to her first love, poetry.
Reason for signing up:
Because I love poetry, a good challenge, and keeping my connection to Kentucky.
beck turney
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 5:50pm
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Beck Turney is a sustainability major at UofL living with her partner and their two cats. Beck hopes that her work in sustainability may one day positively alter the timeline we somehow ended up on.
Reason for signing up:
This is my fourth year of LexPoMo and every year I love being more involved and learning from others' poems.
Bernard Deville
Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 5:19pm
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Retired English Teacher. Cranky old poet on the front porch who waves at people going to work on Monday mornings while drinking coffee with an evil grin.
Reason for signing up:
Poetry. Best positive forum around for a community of poets to create, give, and receive feedback.
Bethany Robinson
Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 4:28pm
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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. Finally, Bethany is a freelance sports writer with Queer KY.
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.
Beverley Byers-Pevitts
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 11:48am
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Reason for signing up:
Participated last year and loved it; wonderful poets participated.
Bill Brymer
Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 7:50pm
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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.
Bill Verble
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 9:24pm
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Bill looks for poems in the crevices of time. He's grateful for this community of wanderers.
Reason for signing up:
Let's do this thing again!
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 @ 7:49pm
Dwayne E. Parker AKA "BlackTree" is a(n) Father, Son, Brother, Disabled Army Veteran, Poet, Artist, Play Writer, and a lover of words. He began his journey into the arts in the year of 2010 while residing in EL Paso, TX with the Barbed Wire Open Mic Series. Dwayne reflects his craft from his experiences looking into the contrast from his life. While contracting Sarcoidosis while serving in the U.S. Army 1995. He would later find out he would need a Heart Transplant in 8/22/2019. Having relocated back to his home roots in Kentucky in 2017 from El Paso, TX, Dwayne again found himself rescued by the love of writing words of poetry and visual stories on canvas. While teaching himself abstract art and photography. Suffers from trimmers and muscle spasms Dwayne has painted such pieces as: Traveling Through My Organic Blues, The Way the Flag Waves, Ain’t She Beautiful and Adam's, Atom. But the most profound piece is Dalton’s Heart. Moreover, he has written such poems as: Sand Man, A Wave Paved, It’s all about Letters & Numbers 2 Words to be an Up Right Man, and I Ain’t yo’ Rasin winning second place of the Carnegie Literacy Center Inc. “Harriett A. Rose Legacies Contest. He has also had the honor of being recognized of his works to have won (First Place) College Literary Poetry Contest at (Mountain View College of Dallas, TX April 2005), League of Innovation Literary Competition (Second Place2005) and has had literary work published in the Dallas Weekly for a poem title: “Autumns Dusk”.
Reason for signing up:
To learn how to expand my thoughts and words of poetry.
Bob Rouse
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 5:37pm
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Bob is a Midway writer and editor, author of a collection of Christmas stories set in his hometown. Bob turned to poetry in 2020 as a mechanism for processing the pandemic and social upheaval ... while discovering the beauty of his backyard. His Facebook friends will be glad he found another outlet for his poems.
Reason for signing up:
My son's girlfriend badgered me.
Body Baghdad
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 1:16pm
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Miles is a humanoid
Reason for signing up:
To write more poems .
  • Poems:
  • June 08, 2022 H2O
Bonnie Proudfoot
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 11:28am
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Bonnie Proudfoot moved to WV in 1979, then crossed the Ohio River to work on a PhD in Creative Writing at Ohio U. Before completing her degree, she began teaching at Hocking College in Nelsonville. She came to recognize that students gave her as much, if not more, than she could give them. Though she no longer teaches, she still resides outside Athens. She writes fiction and poetry, creates glass art, and enjoys playing blues harmonica.
Reason for signing up:
I am excited to participate in this challenge!
Brigit Truex
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 3:06pm
Poet Brigit Truex has been interpreting her natural surroundings through her writings and art for many years. Her work can be found in many journals and anthologies. Her most recent book is "Sierra Silk," available through Amazon.
Reason for signing up:
I definitely need the "discipline" of LexPoMo to get me back into writing again! I have been focused on visual art for the past two years, now it's time for written expresssion.
Bronson O'Quinn
Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 11:00am
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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?
C. Taylor
Monday, May 9, 2022 @ 9:31am
Creed is a Scapa literary arts major who was born and raised in Lexington.
Reason for signing up:
A teacher of mine introduced me to it.
Cadence Perman
Saturday, May 28, 2022 @ 5:19pm
Cadence is a nonbinary poetry writer and activist. They love to write and be playful and creative, except when their poetry needs to be a bit darker.
Callie Budrick
Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 9:37am
Callie is an out-of-practice writer currently moonlighting as a bartender at a circus-themed brewery. Mother of two cats.
Reason for signing up:
A creature of habit and tradition.
Carole Johnston
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 4:39pm
Carole Johnston writes poetry as a neurodivergent ,outlaw. Many people find it weird.
Reason for signing up:
It’s fun.
Carrie Carlson
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 8:30am
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I came from the hills and hollers// Left home to become a Louisville scholar// Settled down in the cool Bluegrass// Where many things have come to pass// Now, a wife and mother// Seeker of Truth// Rich Kentucky soil bears and nurtures// All my roots and shoots
Reason for signing up:
I'm signing up because Lexpomo is fun, it helps me grow as a writer, and I love reading other people's work.
Carrie Elam Spillman
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 @ 6:36am
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An Appalachian poet trying to spread her backwoods gospel.
Reason for signing up:
Still following so many dreams
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 3:52pm
Cathy Cultice Lentes
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 8:50am
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Cathy is a poet, essayist, and children's writer living in southeast Ohio a few winding miles from the Ohio River.
Reason for signing up:
I signed up last year thanks to a mention by Pauletta Hansel, and of course if Pauletta is involved, it has to be good. The practice in 2021 got me through a challenging month while beginning to clean out my childhood home, also helping me remember the writer I have become.
Cathy Perkins
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 @ 8:27am
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Catherine Perkins is a poet and comedian, as well as a Thoroughbred training business owner. She enjoys writing about nature, life experiences and the things twirling around in her head. After a serious head injury she began to think in rhyme all the time which didn't bode well with "conventional" teachings, but fit right in with humor writing. Catherine is poems appear in many local KY publishers (Accents, Workhorse) anthologies and most recently, in the online journal, Jerry Jazz Musician, https://jerryjazzmusician.com/ Catherine is currently in the final stages of compiling a humor collection manuscript. She has found a publisher and hopes to have everything ready for a 2023 rollout of the funniest collection ever written, by her.
Reason for signing up:
Writing is a passion. I kind of like challenges, but I love the community of LexPoMo poets.
Chaiya Miller
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 7:51pm
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Christina Joy
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 9:46pm
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Christina is a tree-hugging, dirt-worshiping, take-no-$**t hippie; really from Woodstock, NY but has lived in KY almost as long now as there. She reads Runes, cooks ancestral foods, and posts poems on her FB page occasionally (aka 'shouting into the void').
Reason for signing up:
Because I'm still here, and #LexPoMo is still here, sooooo....
Christopher McCurry
Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 3:17pm
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Christopher McCurry is the Willy Wonka of LexPoMo. Catch him this summer on the disc golf course, at the pool, or playing board games with his fiancee Meredith and his daughter Abra.
Reason for signing up:
"We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of the dreams."
cl kirby
Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 7:53am
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cl kirby is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Social Work. She is currently working as a school social worker at a charter school in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Reason for signing up:
It is something I look forward to every year.
Claudia Mair
Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 4:38pm
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Claudia Love Mair is the Coordinator for the Kentucky Black Writers Collaborative. She is the author of 11 books, and currently working on two nonfiction works. Claudia frequently teaches classes at the Carnegie Center. She lives in Lexington.
Reason for signing up:
A friend and colleague thought I would enjoy it.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 @ 11:36am
Cayla is a full-time librarian and part-time poet. She graduated with her Masters in Library Science in 2021, and has loved books and poetry her whole life.
Coleman Davis
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 10:29pm
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Coleman is the resident forest elf and chief cook and bottle washer at Owsley Fork Writers Sanctuary.
Reason for signing up:
My wife made me do it.
Colette Crown
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 @ 9:09pm
Reason for signing up:
Love the encouragement to create every day.
Courtney Music
Thursday, May 5, 2022 @ 11:05pm
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Courtney Music resides and writes in Morehead, Kentucky.
Reason for signing up:
My significant other ask me to sign up and be a writing partner.
D Neal
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 11:12pm
David is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer from Lexington, KY.
Reason for signing up:
I try to never miss a chance.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 8:55am
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Dejah is an all-around artist (at heart). She works at Lexington Children's Theatre as their Marketing and Patron Services Coordinator. She loves to write, paint, and dance in her "free" time.
Reason for signing up:
Having such an incredible experience with Lexpomo in 2019 has inspired my return this year!
D.H. Worsch
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 @ 7:44pm
D.H. Worsch is a writer and poet from Eastern Kentucky. Worsch studies English literature and creative writing at Morehead State University located in Morehead, KY. Worsch enjoys getting inspiration from his upbringing in Appalachia and his spiritual journeys through nature.
Reason for signing up:
I signed up to LEXPOMO to advance my writing capabilities while discussing and critiquing works with other writers.
Saturday, May 21, 2022 @ 12:39pm
D.R.C. is not a poet.
Reason for signing up:
A new friend convinced me.
Dad bot
Monday, May 9, 2022 @ 9:49am
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Last to arrive first to leave
Reason for signing up:
I'm a SCAPA student that needs to touch grass and write poetry
Dangerfield Yella
Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 4:14pm
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From parts unknown.
Reason for signing up:
It's what I do this month.
Darlene Rose DeMaria
Monday, May 23, 2022 @ 9:13pm
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Darlene Rose DeMaria is a poet and creative Educational Therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area, She has fun writing with students at Edu-Therapy Learning Center!
Reason for signing up:
I LOVE expressive writing and poetry is a form that speaks to my writing style. I also love being a part of a creative common+unity = community!
David Flynn
Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 11:56am
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David Flynn is a Graphic Artist, University Professor of Art, Short Story Writer, Poet, Public Speaker on Creative Thinking, Idea Guy, Car Guy and Funk Music Fan.
Reason for signing up:
I was encouraged to join by my trusted friend and colleague Melissa Olsen. I think I have something to offer everyone, and I know I will benefit greatly by being in the group.
Deanna Mascle
Sunday, May 1, 2022 @ 1:45pm
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Deanna is a poet from Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, who teaches writers and the teachers of writers at Morehead State University and with the Morehead Writing Project.
Reason for signing up:
Continuing my journey and growth as a poet.
Debbie Adams Cooper
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 @ 1:40pm
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Debbie is a native Appalachian who now resides and writes in central Kentucky.
Reason for signing up:
Because it is June!!! and this is my 10th year writing with all these lovable people!
Debra Glenn
Sunday, May 15, 2022 @ 12:05pm
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Debra Glenn wrote what she referred to as “other writing” for years, before finally admitting it actually is poetry. Debra enjoys the challenge of reading at an occasional open mic night and her paying gig, working with middle school students.
Reason for signing up:
I love to write...I've participated the last couple years so why not?
Debra Stuart
Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 10:58pm
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Debra has loved poetry and art since childhood. It is her life’s passion.
Reason for signing up:
To share my works.
Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 7:24pm
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Diana is a transgender-woman, a meteorologist, an active duty service member and a poet who currently resides in New Mexico.
Reason for signing up:
Lexington Poetry Month has become a yearly tradition for me. It helps me to stay in touch with my roots and a growing community I found 9 years ago. Even though I live far away, I enjoy coming back every year and getting inspired by so many others, some new some not so new, it's something organic and unique.
Delmar Reffett
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 9:12pm
Delmar Reffett is a professor, critic and writer living in Lexington, Kentucky and teaching at Kentucky State University in Frankfort.
Reason for signing up:
I can always use an extra bit of motivation to get writing
Dennis Preston
Monday, May 2, 2022 @ 10:44am
Dennis Preston likes to read, write, and travel. He enjoys his church work and spoiling his grandson.
Reason for signing up:
I need to be challenged in my writing. I look forward to LexPoMo every year.
Diana Conway
Monday, June 6, 2022 @ 9:31am
Diana started wordsmithing as a teenager, finding much relief to sorting daily life.
Now, at a much latter stage in life, words coming to rescue, again.
Reason for signing up:
To give and receive pros, words from others who strive to express life in words...
Dick Westheimer
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 9:22am
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Dick Westheimer has—with his wife and writing companion Debbie—lived on their plot of land in rural southwest Ohio for over 40 years. His most recent poems have appeared or are upcoming in Rattle, Paterson Review, Chautauqua Review, RiseUp Review, Minyan, Gyroscope Review, and Cutthroat.
Don Solarz
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 8:05am
Don Solarz is an open ?
Reason for signing up:
Still thinking
Donna Ison
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 10:21pm
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Donna Ison is an author, playwright, poet, performance artist, editor, and producer who loves cats, Christmas, cheese, creepy cinema, and The Cure.
Reason for signing up:
Because I would suffer from that nefarious feeling called FOMO if I did not.
Douglas Self
Monday, April 25, 2022 @ 10:47pm
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Doug Self is a poet. You don't realize how much of a win that is for him to believe it. IG soy_el_poeta_del_metal
Reason for signing up:
That's what Lexington poets do.
Dustin Cecil
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 @ 11:10am
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I'm in Olive Hill, KY. anyone interested in some back an forth add/pass writing hit me up via email. mr.dustincecil@gmail.com lets have some dada style fun..
Reason for signing up:
I like to see what people are up to.. and to have a place/urge to get more work wrangled into a more completed form.
Dwight Myfelt
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 @ 9:29am
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Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road.
Reason for signing up:
I am the Fates’ lieutenant; I write under orders.
Friday, June 3, 2022 @ 12:08pm
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Elaine Olund likes to ponder and wonder and meander. Sometimes this wiggly path leads to a poem.
Reason for signing up:
I did this last year and enjoyed it!
Eli Trainor
Monday, May 9, 2022 @ 5:23pm
Eli is a high school student in the SCAPA Literary Arts program.
Elizabeth Burton
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 @ 8:54am
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Elizabeth Burton's fiction and nonfiction have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, but she is just beginning her poetry journey. She lives in Hopkinsville, KY, with a bevy of animals and one perplexed husband.
Reason for signing up:
To encourage me to write more poems!
Elizabeth Thiery
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 1:49pm
Full-time public employee, part-time grad student, very sometimes burlesque dancer, and every-once-in-a-while-when-the-mood-strikes writer.
Reason for signing up:
I might not be good, but it’s always fun!
Ellen Austin-Li
Monday, April 18, 2022 @ 9:02am
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Ellen Austin-Li’s work has appeared in Artemis, Thimble Literary Magazine, The Maine Review, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Rust + Moth, and other places. A Best of the Net nominee, she’s published two chapbooks with Finishing Line Press: Firefly and Lockdown: Scenes From Early in the Pandemic. She earned an MFA in Poetry at the Solstice Low-Residency Program. Ellen lives with her husband in a newly empty nest in Cincinnati, Ohio. Find her work @ www.ellenaustinli.me.
Reason for signing up:
I started a 100-day creativity project on April 1st and would like the last 30 days to be new poetry (as the first 30 days will be). I know several poets who do LexPoMo every year and have spoken highly of this group. While I was too busy the past 2 years with school work, this year I am ready! I'm excited for the challenge—and to be forced to "dig deeper" in my work.
Emily Nugent
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 2:48pm
Emily is a destroyer of kitchens and grower of plants.
Emily Withenbury
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 10:38am
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Emily is a poet, baker, artist, and entrepreneur based in Lexington, KY with another foot each in San Francisco, New York City, and Northampton, MA. Her work is shaped by her professional dance background and years owning a cafe and arts space in western Mass. She runs on cappuccinos, the color yellow, and every flower she sees.
Reason for signing up:
I'm doing the Gauntlet and Chris recommended it!
Emma D
Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 3:09pm
Emma is an undergraduate student studying history. She enjoys browsing the internet, learning trivia, and playing video games with her friends.
Reason for signing up:
My wonderful Lexington friends introduced me to Lexpomo a couple years back and I finally decided to participate!
Eric Scott Sutherland
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 5:42pm
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Eric is a poet and arborist based in Lexington, KY. His latest book is Earth Is My Church from Accents Publishing.
Reason for signing up:
To keep the pen moving
Eric Willis
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 @ 1:19pm
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Eric Willis is a writer, reader, traveler, pharmacist, artist, and avid amateur pickleball player. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Jelly Bucket, a literary journal produced by the Bluegrass Writers Studio and Eastern Kentucky University, where he is pursuing an MFA in creative writing.
Reason for signing up:
To support local poets and to force myself to practice poetry.
Erin Mathews
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 10:56am
Erin Mathews is a Lexington native and Cincinnati transplant. She performs the unending task of working at the local library, and always shows up eventually. She writes for herself, family and friends.
Reason for signing up:
At this point LEXPOMO is part of my summer circadian rhythm.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 8:52am
Eden is a perpetual aspiring creative, and had decided she's ok with that.
Reason for signing up:
I got overwhelmed the last time, but maybe this year is my year!
F. Mellor
Saturday, May 7, 2022 @ 3:50pm
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Mellor is a world famous comedian that no one has heard of.
Reason for signing up:
I signed up because a teacher of mine told me about it, and because I did it last year and enjoyed it very much.
Gaby Bedetti
Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 12:02pm
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Gaby enjoys taking pictures and polishing her haiku.
Reason for signing up:
It's a one-of-a-kind community of poets who are also great people.
Ginna Wilkerson
Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 7:55pm
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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...
Saturday, May 21, 2022 @ 9:55am
Chipped from the stump of a sunken ash and swoln with the syrupy spittle of lumberjacks, Goldie makes its way spelunking in crazing cracks of decrepit china, dredging up “others”, the moldering orts, the germs and grains, those fringes scuttling squirrels unknowingly nudge from louring lichens; always assembling some strange cut of karass or cadre bent on tickling kittens, always convinced some gold and emboldening day that they may just catch a kitten giggling. ‘Twas a kitten that taught the Kikimora all of its lordly indifference, all of its smug and dismissive grandeur, all its ill-gotten esteem and disturbing gibes. So should they make a kitten laugh, well, maybe they’d finally usher in some of that change you must hear about, gab of the murmurous scree, thrawn gossip of pockmarked stones, the strident slosh of pendulous purses... or maybe they’d just have something to gas about.
Reason for signing up:
Presumably, it’s becoming a habit, though more so, I rather enjoy this forum, believe it to be quite culturally important to Lexington and Kentucky abroad, and relish any excuse to share some dithering scribbling, like it or not.
Greg Friedman
Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 11:10am
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Greg is a Franciscan priest, living and writing in the Land of Enchantment. He's a journalist, radio host and video producer who migrated from the East to New Mexico, and now works in Albuquerque.
Reason for signing up:
Encouraged by fellow poets and challenged by last year's LEXMOPO.
Gwyneth Stewart
Sunday, April 24, 2022 @ 7:43pm
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Gwyneth is a retired lawyer and practicing poet.
Reason for signing up:
Participated last year and loved it,
H. James
Saturday, April 23, 2022 @ 12:54pm
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Reason for signing up:
I would like to improve my writing and network with others.
Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 8:15pm
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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.
Hailey Scudder
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 9:37pm
Hailey enjoys to write poetry and this is her first time sharing her poems with anyone.
Reason for signing up:
I love to write poetry and would love feedback.
Haley Biddle
Saturday, April 23, 2022 @ 12:59pm
Haley is a creative with expertise in media and marketing. Most of all, she is a dreamer, a humble dreamer with a lust for the present. Without an ethereal mix of soul, r&b, and alternative music, her head would be uninspired. Haley has been pen pals with Juliet in Verona, written love notes in Lexington, and buried letters in Nicholasville. For it is the ceremony of pen and paper that sends her into a honeymooned bliss.
Reason for signing up:
I believe a lot of people like to hide behind their writing. Sometimes so much so that the fire meets it first. Sometimes I see that fire dance on my walls in the candlelight. Where fragrance meets fear, cement meets roadblock, and heat meets headache. This act of choosing is a waterfall. I have a voice, and I want to be heard.
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.
HB Elam
Sunday, June 5, 2022 @ 8:35pm
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HB might be a person, or might not, depending on who you ask. This might just be the only proof of his existence, depending on which books they find to burn.
Reason for signing up:
To hear the clickety clacks of my keyboard as I type my silly little words.
hunter e. westenhofer
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 @ 2:18am
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(he/they) hunter e. westenhofer is a poet and student residing in central Kentucky.
Reason for signing up:
I've participated in Lexington Poetry Month since 2019, & it is one of my favorite times of year.
Hunter Nelson
Sunday, June 5, 2022 @ 2:51pm
An "essential worker" of the pandemic, Hunter has kept busy by slinging pizzas and stocking up on stories. With each day passing faster and faster he hopes to catch up to his own aspirations.
Reason for signing up:
I've really slacked on writing in the past few years. Could pin it on all sorts of reasoning, but since reigniting teen howl, the poetry group that made me passionate for the art, I feel a need to throw myself back into it. I look forward to fitting poetry back into my life, no matter how hectic I may see it to be.
I. Urso
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 7:21pm
Some of the things that Isabel does in her free time include robotics, acting, programming, and writing.
Reason for signing up:
I signed up because I really enjoy writing poems and creative writing in general. Also, I think it's a great challenge that encourages people to write more poems and allows them to share their ideas.
j.l taylor
Thursday, April 21, 2022 @ 2:51pm
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j.l taylor is happy to be here, there...anywhere, really. A space cadet at heart, poetry gives her direction among the clouds.
Reason for signing up:
Paying tribute to the poetry gods has become a necessary practice in this writing religion of mine.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 9:36am
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Lauren's writing has been published in Connotation Press and Sphere Magazine. She lives in Maysville, KY.
Reason for signing up:
The challenge to write daily!
Jamie Mann
Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 4:05pm
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Janelle M.
Sunday, June 5, 2022 @ 2:18pm
Janelle is a wife and mother who enjoys health, play, and learning.
Reason for signing up:
To support my brother and exercise written expression.
Jasmine Robinson
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 5:37pm
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Jasmine is a teacher and poet living in Kentucky. She picked poetry up again at the start of the pandemic, and it felt like a homecoming.
Reason for signing up:
For the lovely community here!
Jay McCoy
Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 2:12am
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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!
Jay St. Orts
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 8:59am
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Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Friend, Musician, DJ, Homebrewer, Cook, Editor, Writer. Not necessarily in that order. Sometimes exactly in that order.
Reason for signing up:
As the world shrunk two years ago, I hunkered down to ride all the storms out. I realized that the storms never stop coming, really.
Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 10:08am
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Eugenia Johnson-Smith, owner and CEO of Positive Power, LLC. Training and Development. She is an Author, Coach, Inspirational and Motivational Speaker. In 2008 she started the Positive Power Movement and in 2018 wrote the affirmational poem “I Am A Man Child” to inspire men and boys. She shares positive power in her writings, community events, and speaking engagements. She creates personalized commemorative poems in recognition of special occasions, events, and milestones. She offers positive power through cards, posters, t-shirts, bookmarks, and inspirational posters as well as her Positive Power LLC Facebook Page.
Reason for signing up:
I signed up to improve and polish my poetry. This will give me an opportunity to write more poetry, to learn from others in this community and to have fun. I hope to publish my collection of poems soon. I look forward to this experience.
Jennifer Barricklow
Monday, April 18, 2022 @ 9:22am
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Jennifer Barricklow lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky. She enjoys gardening, working with the Tarot, and crocheting. One of her dreams is to become a wandering fortune teller.
Reason for signing up:
to be an active part of the rich and diverse literary ecosystem of this place
Jennifer Beckett
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 9:16am
Jennifer Beckett is a teacher and writer who graduated with a B.A. from Georgetown College and an M.A. from the University of Kentucky. She teaches creative writing and French. She has been published in The Heartland Review, Accents Publishing’s anthology Bigger Than They Appear, Still: the Journal, Kentucky Monthly, Her Limestone Bones, and more.
Reason for signing up:
I appreciate this community of writers and wonderful humans.
Jennifer Burchett
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 10:49pm
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Jennifer is a fiction writer living in Lexington, Kentucky. Her favorite genre is Literary Fiction with an Appalachian accent. She also writes about food through the eyes (and tastebuds) of YA/MG characters.
Reason for signing up:
Poetry is not my strong suit, so this is a great stretch for me. And I enjoy the community!
Jennifer Elam
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 4:02pm
Jennifer is a retired psychologist who has studied deep spirituality and done social justice work most of her life. Her creativity: writing, movement and art blossomed in the Pendle Hill art studio. PH is a Quaker study center in Wallingford, PA. A writer is one who has to write; Jennifer is a writer.
Reason for signing up:
To post poems and read the work of others. Others in my CoA writer’s group said it was great.
Jennifer Whitten
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 11:47pm
Jennifer is a poet, fiction writer, and theologian who has lived in 12 States, loves community, is addicted to visual arts, and will work tirelessly on behalf of any project that will help people.
Reason for signing up:
A friend recommended it, and I love writing poetry every day!
Thursday, May 5, 2022 @ 11:37am
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I play piano, saxophone, act, direct, design and sew clothes, paint pictures, dance, cook, write, teach, appreciate and in general try to narrow down what I'm focusing on, at the moment.
Reason for signing up:
I look forward to this every year!
Jess Roat
Sunday, May 22, 2022 @ 3:37pm
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Jess has been writing since grade school. He is a Education Specialist in California.
Reason for signing up:
I believe poetry is the basis for good writing. Great poetry inspires!
Jessica Swafford
Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 1:12am
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Jesus is Victory
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 10:15am
jesus is victory is an accountant from kentucky. he has a mother a father and a brother.
Jim Lally
Saturday, May 28, 2022 @ 3:16pm
Jim Lally meditates beneath the American hackberry tree (family: Cannabaceae) that shades the soul of his yard.
Jordan Quinn
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 5:40pm
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Jordan is a working poet who resides in Paris, KY with family. Her favorite days are spent outside with her kittens, Mork and Mindy, and a cup of strong coffee. She is blessed to be able to participate in another year of Lexington Poetry Month.
Reason for signing up:
I can't pass up an opportunity to push myself to write more poems, and I absolutely can't wait to read submissions from other KY poets in the area.
Joseph Allen Nichols
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 @ 4:31pm
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Joseph Allen Nichols is a Lyric Essayist and has had poetry and short stories staged across the U.S. His first chapbook was published by Workhorse Writers just as covid set in across the world. He is currently completing his first novel. He lives in Lexington, KY with his two sons, two cats, and a yorkie.
Reason for signing up:
LexPoMo continues to be his favorite community and is a rich, annual outlet for experimentation and inspiriation.
Josey Bryant
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 @ 3:02pm
Josey Bryant is a student at the University of Kentucky. He has been writing for most of his life, and uses poetry to understand himself and the world around him.
Reason for signing up:
To be a part of a fantastic community of poets.
Joy Kreves
Thursday, April 28, 2022 @ 9:43pm
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Joy Kreves is a visual artist/poet working in central NJ. She received her graduate and undergraduate degrees in art from Illinois State University before moving to the east coast. She has created award-winning sculptures and mixed media artworks, which often include language and poetry, exhibited in numerous juried and solo exhibitions. She has work in the permanent collections of Rider University, Illinois State University, and Queens College. Her drawing was published in vol. 140 of The Paris Review. Kreves is a current member of DVP/US1 Poets.
Reason for signing up:
I have poems yelling at me to let them go out unchaperoned, so I'm trying to be a more lenient poet mom and let them roam.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 3:47pm
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Jeremy Stacy is a confessional poet, who expresses his inner world via poetry. Often writing to music or art he can be found on Instagram @jstpoetry.
Reason for signing up:
To get to know other writers in the Lexington area
Jules Unsel
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 6:23pm
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Jules is a retired teacher and lives among family and friends in Estill County. She writes poetry, fiction and the occasional country music howler. She enjoys involvement in several writing communities in Lexington, Irvine, and Berea.
Reason for signing up:
To explore writing and writing community.
Julia Anne Miller
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 10:37am
Julia Anne Miller is a writer from Louisville, Kentucky. She has taught undergraduate philosophy at the University of Cincinnati and Stony Brook University, lectured at Northern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky, and taught a memoir writing workshop at Miami University. She has an MA in Philosophy from Stony Brook and a PhD in Humanities and Culture from Union Institute & University.
Julia Anne’s dissertation, “Speaking in Bipolar Tongues: A Personal Memoir and a Scholarly Analysis of Creativity and Madness” has been nominated for the Marvin B. Sussman Award. She has published poetry and creative nonfiction in a variety of journals and anthologies, including the Jack Walker Press anthologies Corners: Voices on Change (2018) and Friends: Voices On The Gift Of Companionship (2020).
Reason for signing up:
I have been waiting for such a personal writing challenge to find me. I hope I have not missed the registration deadline!
Julia Richerson
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 10:13pm
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Julia is trying to be a poet, mostly learning and studying.
Jus Jaszie
Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 10:03pm
Jus Jaszie is a poet. She enjoys life. She hopes to inspire, encourage, and shed positive light in the world one poem at a time
Reason for signing up:
I signed up to be inspired by others and potentially develop new poetry friends. I signed up in hopes of sharing my work, to learn and grow becoming the best poet I can be!
Justin Littrell
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 @ 8:53pm
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Justin is a goofball with a serious side who sometimes gets lost in the dark. He graduated from the University of Kentucky and has gone on with a bunch of ignorance ever since, but sometimes some serious stuff too.
He's alright, but sometimes can be a little abrasive. We've all got our faults, and he's sure got his. Every woman and man is molded by the forces applied against them over time and the force they've applied against everything else as well. Justin ain't no different.
Reason for signing up:
I signed up to force myself to write more and see if people who didn't know me or care about me thought I was good at it. I need to read more from others too. I've never been a big reader, and I know that probably isnt a good thing.
K. Bruce Florence
Thursday, May 5, 2022 @ 1:58pm
Newspaper columnist, narrative poet, Appalachian exile etc. describes this writer.
Reason for signing up:
Being a part of this writing community is a true joy, and I love the discipline of the activity.
K. Nicole Wilson
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 2:01pm
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K(dot) Nicole: AKA Ferocious Tomato, AKA Sportspoet, AKA Coley, Cole, 5Cents, Nickel, Half-a-Dime, Peach, Nicola (sing song like Gricola commercial), Cola, Colanut, Auntie Cole, Aunt Sis, Tomato, Mato, Spicy, Red, Snow Red, Lollipop the Raspberry Unicorn.
Reason for signing up:
Poets’ve gotta stanza together.
Sunday, June 5, 2022 @ 8:45pm
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I am a writer, a teacher, a parent, and a grandparent.
Reason for signing up:
I like to be challenged. And though I am signing up late, I hope to put in the work and try to put in some writing time this summer.
Karah Stokes
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 @ 11:44am
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Karah lives in Frankfort in an old house festooned with cats. She loves to garden, paint, and make things.
Reason for signing up:
I love this community, and I want to jump start my poetry writing.
Karen George
Sunday, April 17, 2022 @ 11:43am
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Karen George, a native Kentuckian, has published five chapbooks and three poetry collections from Dos Madres Press: Swim Your Way Back (2014), and A Map and One Year (2018), and Where Wind Tastes Like Pears (2021). Her work appears or is forthcoming in Slippery Elm as winner of their poetry contest, Adirondack Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Indianapolis Review, Salamander, and Poet Lore. She enjoys photography and visiting art museums, cemeteries, gardens, the woods, mountains, and historic river towns—particularly any place near a body of water. Visit her website is: https://karenlgeorge.blogspot.com/.
Reason for signing up:
Because I’ve been writing a poem-a-day in June with other LEXPOMO poets since the beginning. I learn from, and am inspired by, reading the work of other poets. Having a daily deadline is a good thing for me. I work well under pressure.
Kate Fadick
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 11:34am
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Katelyn Weldon
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 11:58am
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Katelyn studies Biology pre-med and Spanish at Thomas More University as well as being an officer for their competitive dance team. In her free time she teaches dance at a local studio, works in the lab at a local hospital, and loves writing poetry. Katelyn has published pieces through various websites including those of The October Project (winning best teen poet in 2020), Pauletta Hansel, and in her schools literary magazine—which she was able to help produce the past two years as a copy editor and recently as publicity manager.
Reason for signing up:
To read and share in such a welcoming community!
Katerina Stoykova
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 8:31am
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Katerina Stoykova is an award-winning poet, actress, teacher, publisher, world-traveler and a mid-career adventurer. Born in Bulgaria and having lived in the USA for over twenty years, she thinks and lives in two languages.
Reason for signing up:
How could I not?
Katherine Paisley
Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 7:38am
Katherine is a Kentucky poet masquerading as a Florida lawyer.
Reason for signing up:
For inspiration.
Kathleen Gregg
Saturday, May 28, 2022 @ 12:26pm
Kathleen is the author of "Underground River of Want",
her first chapbook. She lives in the country with her husband and one cat, who she secretly thinks is her muse.
Reason for signing up:
LexPoMo is a once-a-year opportunity to commune with so many other poets in one place!
Katie Hassall
Saturday, May 21, 2022 @ 8:21am
Katie has been writing poetry for most of her life. She is a wife and mom and often finds inspiration in the mundane, everyday life.
Reason for signing up:
I love the inspiration and challenge of lexpomo. I can't wait to get started!
Katie Hughbanks
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 11:34pm
Katie Hughbanks’s poetry and narrative writing have appeared in Trajectory, Calliope, Kentucky Monthly’s Penned Literary Edition, Kudzu Literary Magazine, The Courier-Journal, KSPS's Pegasus, and the Louisville Eccentric Observer’s Literary LEO as well as online on Dodging the Rain (Ireland) and Flight Writing (Ireland). Her poetry chapbook, Blackbird Songs, was published by Prolific Press in 2019. She teaches English and creative writing in Louisville.
Reason for signing up:
I need a little bite of a motivation sandwich.
Katrin Flores
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 12:42am
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is a writer!
Reason for signing up:
I can never stay away!
Katrina Rolfsen
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 @ 3:28pm
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Katrina is an avid reader and storyteller who believes finding adventure in the great, wide somewhere is as easy as opening a book.
Reason for signing up:
My English teacher recommended that I register, and I'm excited to make my Lexpomo debut!
Kendall Brooke
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 @ 9:05pm
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Kendall Brooke is 25 years old and works as a PICU nursing care technician. In her free time, she loves to read, write, and play with her dog Goose. Her family and friends are most important to her, and she is thankful for all their support.
Reason for signing up:
I am hoping to practice and strengthen my poetry skills
Saturday, May 7, 2022 @ 11:02am
Kerfoot is…
Reason for signing up:
Community, legacy
Kevin Nance
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 7:02pm
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Kevin Nance is a co-host (with Linda Bryant and Jay McCoy) of Kentucky Writers Roundtable on RadioLex. He’s also the author of two collections of photographs and haiku, EVEN IF (University of Kentucky Arts in HealthCare) and MIDNIGHT (Act of Power Press).
Reason for signing up:
Liberté, égalité, fraternité.
Kim Kayne Shaver
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 4:17pm
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Kim often thinks of occupations she might have pursued—sycronized swimmer, pet groomer, children’s librarian, floral designer, folklorist—but did not. As a poet, however, she is all these talents and persons.She lives in Louisville with lots of people, a cat and Prince H. the dog.
Reason for signing up:
Lex poetry month is my zen board of poems! Writing a new something everyday keeps my mind snappy and reminds me to be in the poem moment!
Kris Gillis
Friday, April 22, 2022 @ 8:30am
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Kris teaches high school English and writes often with his students.
Reason for signing up:
Lexpomo is great!
Kristi Maxwell
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 12:51pm
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Kristi Maxwell is the author of seven books of poems, including My My (Saturnalia Books, 2020); Realm Sixty-four, editor’s choice for
the Sawtooth Poetry Prize and finalist for the National Poetry Series; Hush Sessions, editor’s choice for the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize; and Re-, finalist for the National Poetry Series.
Reason for signing up:
For the fun
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 4:26pm
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Kelly Waterbury is a veteran educator, a life long nature lover and the mother of four amazing human beings. She enjoys visual art, literary art, voice and drama. Ms. Waterbury has been writing since the age of eleven and finds the arts to be the best way to communicate truth and emotion while grappling with the reality of being human.
Reason for signing up:
The challenge of writing every day is invaluable, as it demands a level of self discipline and introspection that is cathartic. How can I ask my students to take risks and produce writing if I do not also demand it of myself?
Monday, May 16, 2022 @ 9:28pm
Ladd Dingley
Sunday, June 5, 2022 @ 10:01pm
Ladd is a poet in Lexington attending the University of Kentucky.
Reason for signing up:
A fun way to be involved with the Lexington community while simultaneously pressuring myself to write something small every day.
Ladetra Morgan
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 10:46am
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Reason for signing up:
To stay sane
Thursday, April 21, 2022 @ 4:55pm
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just an astrology enthusiast that loves having a platform (if you’re my ex or my parents mind your business)
Reason for signing up:
here to slay poetry month another year
Laura Foley
Friday, April 29, 2022 @ 9:29pm
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Underachieving overachiever
Reason for signing up:
You talkin' to me? Huh?
Why did YOU sign up? Huh? What--nothin' to say now?
Laurel Fox
Saturday, June 25, 2022 @ 8:40pm
Reason for signing up:
I have enjoyed Lexpomo for the past three years and look forward to participating this year, as well--just off to a very late start.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 8:50am
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Lauren only writes poems during the month of June, it seems. But she loves that she writes any at all.
Reason for signing up:
Because I love LexPoMo!
Leif Erickson
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 7:07pm
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Leif Erickson thinks language is a tightrope over meaning, and poetry is like the bubble of oxygen under a capsized canoe.
Reason for signing up:
Writing is life!
Lennart Lundh
Saturday, April 30, 2022 @ 8:18pm
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Lennart Lundh is a poet, photographer, short-fictionist, and historian. His work has appeared internationally since 1965.
Reason for signing up:
spiro ergo me creare
Leslie Davis
Monday, May 9, 2022 @ 11:05am
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"too low for a high praise, too brown for a fair praise. were she other than she is she were unhandsome...being no other but as she is I do not like her." --much ado about nothing
Reason for signing up:
"words words words!" -hamlet
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 10:43am
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LeTonia is a poet and death penalty abolitionist who lives in Lexington, KY. She uses her words as witness and testimony. LeTonia also loves her Boston terriers, Peggy and Mojo!
Reason for signing up:
To continue.
Libby Falk Jones
Sunday, May 15, 2022 @ 2:21pm
Libby Falk Jones' poems have been published in more than 25 journals and anthologies. Her most recent poetry book is Yakety Yak (Don't Talk Back) (Workhorse, 2022). She lives and writes in Berea, KY, where she co-directs a writing project for Kentucky women over 60.
Reason for signing up:
Enjoyed last year's month -- my first!
Linda Angelo
Monday, May 2, 2022 @ 11:10pm
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Linda began writing 5 years ago as a new adventure. Since then, she has become captivated by the craft, attached to her new writing community, and hopelessly addicted to self-expression.
Reason for signing up:
For a big dose of writing, sharing, experiencing others' work.
Linda Bryant
Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 8:01pm
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Linda Bryant is a journalist and poet from Berea, Kentucky. She runs Owsley Fork Writers Sanctuary in Berea. She is a co-host (with Kevin Nance and Jay McCoy) of Kentucky Writers Roundtable on RadioLex. 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.
Linda Caldwell
Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 4:19pm
Linda Caldwell is poet and playwright.
Reason for signing up:
I would like to participate in the ten year event.
Linda Freudenberger
Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 1:25pm
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Linda is returning for another round of writing and interacting with poets.
Reason for signing up:
To challenge myself.
lisa martin
Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 11:14pm
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Lisa is a retired 8th grade ELA teacher, Reading Specialist, and K-8 librarian. Lisa has always written for herself. The last several years has given her the gift of a place to write, share and grow with a group of fellow writers she met online through the NWP Write Across American during the pandemic.
Reason for signing up:
I wanted the challenge of trying to write one poem a day.
Sunday, May 15, 2022 @ 2:13pm
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Compelled to write, Jen is a newly single, mom of teenagers, middle aged woman just trying to rediscover who she is. But she is enjoying this chrysalis of a life and looks forward to what will emerge.
Reason for signing up:
I enjoy writing and appreciate being a part of this creative community
Liz Prather
Monday, May 9, 2022 @ 9:37am
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Liz Prather teaches writing at Lafayette High School.
Reason for signing up:
It's June!
Logan Ward
Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 11:12am
This is Logan Ward's second year doing Lexington Poetry Month. He is a junior at Lafayette High School, approaching his fourth year this fall with the SCAPA Literary Arts program. He enjoys all forms of writing, and poetry's no exception.
Reason for signing up:
Might as well go for round two.
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!
Lori Taylor
Sunday, April 17, 2022 @ 12:44am
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Reason for signing up:
It’s fun and a great way to exercise the brain!
Louise Tallen
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 @ 2:28pm
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Louise is a recovering academic and a spiritual realist. She believes in the magic of nature, the bliss of a beloved's kiss, and the wonder of a dog running in a field.
Reason for signing up:
I had so much fun last year, I decided to do it again.
Monday, May 9, 2022 @ 10:41pm
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Lucy James
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 8:23pm
Lucy is a poet from the rolling hills of Eastern Kentucky. She writes what she knows, feels, and dreams.
Reason for signing up:
I’ve signed up for LexMoPo several times, but only actually participated last year. It was a great experience and couldn’t wait for this year’s start.
Luke Brannon
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 6:52pm
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Luke focuses on micropoetry inspired by magical realism and the moment.
Reason for signing up:
A friend recommended #lexpomo to me
M L Stephens
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 4:05pm
I am a mother, grandmother and Pastoral Care Coordinator at Baptist Health Richmond
Reason for signing up:
LexPoMo is always a healthy and rewarding challenge for me
M. R. Heltzel
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 8:12pm
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An educator, a baker, an outdoor enthusiast, and, sometimes, a writer.
Reason for signing up:
Tradition and a desperate need to write again
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 @ 8:04pm
M.Wells is an English and social studies teachers who dabbles in poetry, novel-writing, and a thousand other things. She lives in Lexington, KY and has participated in LexPoMo for many years now.
Reason for signing up:
Because I've enjoyed it every year and I like seeing my poem published in the anthology.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 12:05pm
Mackae has a lifelong love of poetry. Verse is thought provoking and fun.
Reason for signing up:
Mackae signed up because she was with her grandchildren and wanted to do poetry with them.
Maddie Coleman
madison maxfield
Monday, May 9, 2022 @ 9:36am
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Madison is a writer who attends Lafayette highschool.
Reason for signing up:
I wanted to
Madison Miller
Friday, June 3, 2022 @ 8:48am
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Madison (they/she) is a social work graduate student living in Lexington with their partner and two pups. This work is dedicated to their holy trinity: Zoloft, Vyvanse, and Dogs.
Reason for signing up:
It’s that time of the year!
Madonna Fechter
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 4:32pm
Born and raised in Queens, New York. Moved to Kentucky in 1990 and I am now retired.
Maggie Brewer
Thursday, June 2, 2022 @ 6:01pm
Maggie Brewer lives in Frankfort with her wife and pets.
Reason for signing up:
Because it's June and it's time to write poetry.
Maggie Ruth
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 @ 8:06pm
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Maggie Ruth is a freshman at Bellarmine University. She is an occasional gardener, an experimental cook, and a musician. She gets a little too invested in fictional characters and probably spends