Jo Manczyk

Bio for 2020

Jordyn Manczyk is a native of Lexington, Kentucky, an exhausted graduate student, and a new mom of a beautiful baby boy. She currently lives with her husband, son, and their droopy-eared Bagle-hound in Lexington. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky MFA program in Creative Writing, and she is currently a PhD student at UK studying Higher Education Policy. She teaches Developmental Reading and Writing at UK. She loves to write about family, nature, and small, quiet moments of meaning. When she isn't writing, she's probably listening to a podcast, cooking or baking, attempting to finish homework, or playing Dungeons and Dragons.

Reason for signing up:

This is my fourth year signing up with Lexington Poetry Month, and now, more than ever, I find that poetry is not only a comfort but is also a much needed platform with which to try and open hearts and minds to real pain, injustice, hope, and truth in our society. I have found that LexPoMo gets me connected with writers in my area, keeps me writing, and reminds me that there is always a path to bringing light into a dark world.


Sustained Lexington Poetry Month
Sustained Lexington Poetry Month

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