Samantha Ratcliffe

Bio for 2024

Samantha Ratcliffe is a first-year MFA student at the University of Kentucky. She's an editor for Broadstone Books, a performing songwriter, and a high school educator. She runs a Frankfort writing group called Hill Writers (Join us on Facebook!). You can find her music under the name Fields May. She’s excited to attend the Hindman School’s Appalachian Writers’ Workshop this summer. Go to where she challenges herself to write a “first attempt” unedited poem everyday.

Reason for signing up:

I've been doing LexPoMo for years. I took a few years off, but this year I plan to be really intentional.

Poems Submitted This Year:


Participated in the 2016 Lexington Poetry Month Writing Challenge
Participated in the 2016 Lexington Poetry Month Writing Challenge

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