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.
Jay McCoy is a Lexington-based poet and visual artist with deep roots in Eastern Kentucky. His family has lived in Pike County for generations; he grew up in Perry County. Currently, he fills his days as a contract writer, editor, and instructor. Jay holds degrees from Transylvania University, the University of Akron, and earned his MFA in creative writing from the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University. Jay’s poetry has appeared in several anthologies and journals. His chapbook, The Occupation, was published by Accents Publishing in 2015.
Reason for signing up:
In past years, LexPoMo has proven an effective and enjoyable exercise to move my writing practice to a new level. Participants provide valuable feedback and encouragement throughout the month, building a strong writing community that can continue throughout the year.