Jay McCoy | LexPoMo 2021



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.