I’m looking forward to the marathon because of its potential to impel me to produce completely new work. Working with prompts on the spur of the moment seems like a great way to start a new chapter. It took me decades to publish my first collection BEAUTIFUL CORPUS in 2020 with Kelsay Books. I’ve written a number of new poems since, and aim to get more out in the coming months. Whatever comes of the marathon, I am so happy to face this opportunity with renewed hope and fresh energy.