I’m a lifetime artist living in a tiny town near the wilderness in Arizona. Besides poetry, I create novels, plays, photographs, videos, essays, martial arts, jewelry, sculpture, gardens, pools, songs, trained dogs, satisfied spirits, insanely good apple pie, intimidated dates, empowered students, entertained family, devoted friendships, and a home environment that always needs more cleaning.
The Poetry Marathon interests me because I’ve regularly done 12 to 36 hour driving, studying, traveling, and martial arts. I’ve been writing poetry all my life. This instant I’m finding ways to make the transition from day-job-dominated artist to full-time artist. This marathon marks that beginning by both doing the writing and publishing it immediately. I love a truly challenging task, and I love to find what I learn about myself when I try. Plus new friends and poetry? Bonus.