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.
Melissa Helton lives and teaches in southeast Kentucky, having migrated from Toledo, Ohio a decade ago. Her work has appeared in Still: The Journal, Anthology of Appalachian Writers, and more. Her chapbook, Inertia: A Study, was published by Finishing Line Press. She is currently working on two books, one a poetry collection about queer polyamory in Appalachia, and the other a nonfiction global study of women and girls through the international postcard exchange Postcrossing.
Reason for signing up:
I thrive when given a deadline. And we always need more poetry in our lives, yes? ... Yes.