Sponsored by Workhorse, Lexington Poetry Month is an easy to use
platform for poets to publish and share their work in an attractive
way. The community is supportive and diverse, commenting and
encouraging one another throughout June. Money we raise goes
to maintaining the cost of the website and publishing the yearly
anthology. Our goals are to provide every poet (~150) a copy of
the anthology, lower printing costs, and expand opportunities
offered during Lexington Poetry Month, such as featured readings
and poetry workshops.
Karen George, a native Kentuckian, has published a full-length poetry collection, Swim Your Way Back, and a second forthcoming, A Map and One Year, and five chapbooks, most recently an ekphrastic collaborative chapbook, Frame and Mount the Sky. She reviews poetry at Poetry Matters blog: http://readwritepoetry.blogspot.com/, and is co-founder and fiction editor of the online journal, Waypoints: http://www.waypointsmag.com/. She enjoys taking photographs and visiting museums, cemeteries, gardens and parks, the woods, mountains, and historic river towns—particularly any place near a body of water.
Reason for signing up:
I signed up because this will be my sixth year of writing a poem-a-day with other LEXPOMO poets in June, and I've always found it inspiring. Also, for me, having a daily deadline is a good thing. I work well under pressure.