Poetry Marathon Participants

Kerry Kelly

Kerry Kelly - 180 posts

Kerry studied at the Universities of Kent, Greenwich and Open in the UK following courses in English, Psychology, Law, Science and Humanities. She travelled extensively with her five children. In 2008 Kerry was diagnosed with Bipolar and Epilepsy and started to write as a healing, emotional outlet.


The Poetry Marathon - 177 posts

Cindy Albers

Cindy Albers - 128 posts

I live on Maui and am part of the Maui Live Poets Society. I grew up in Nebraska, lived in California for awhile. Manager is my job, but writing is my passion. I just recently married the love of my life, fellow poet David Wilson. I recently published two chapbooks, Porcelain and Fragments under the name Cinthia I Albers and edited Maui Muses 4 Equitude for the Maui Live Poets. This will be my 4th marathon. It has helped me grow as a writer and network in ways I never imagined possible.

Anne McMaster

Anne McMaster - 121 posts

I live on an old farm in the rural north west of Northern Ireland - three miles outside a tiny town which nestles quietly at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains. Originally a farmer, I studied English Literature at university and then fell head over heels in love with theatre. I've worked freelance in both the US and NI, lectured in theatre (and worked as a playwright) for 20+ years and now work freelance as a writer, photographer and voice actor. I’m also artist in residence for a wonderful 600 square acres of ancient forest - developing projects that allow all age groups to understand, relate to and learn from the natural environment. The Poetry Marathon changed my creative focus some five years ago when I completed my first full marathon, and I’m truly grateful to both Caitlin and Jacob for that.


Angel Rosen - 120 posts

25, queer poet, television watcher

Roy Mark Azanza Corrales

Roy Mark Azanza Corrales - 108 posts

Roy Mark Azanza Corrales, commonly called by his peers or friends as simply Roy or Mark , has always been fond of reading books since he was studying his early basic education at Marist School , Marikina. The Marist High School Library , with its wide array of books becomes his haven. He then became associate editor of Reconciliare , the newsletter of University of La Sallete Seminary in Silang Cavite and was also a national literary editor of NFJPIA Newsletter. He had joined collegiate parliamentary debate and accounting quizzes. During his spare time , he made a point to write inspiration in a poetry genre. He studied BSBA Management Accounting at ABE International College of Business and Accounting in Cainta, Rizal. He was a former seminarian in a Franciscan all -male monastery named Adoration Friars of Saint Clare (AFC) where he acquired Frater Maximilian Marie of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, AFC as his religious name. There, he also become a secretary general of secretary of the community, and former catechist in a Diocese of Antipolo parish. The solace of solitude often invited him to discern and marvel about human existence and spirituality in making life more meaningful. After the awarding of PENTASI B HISTORICAL FORUM 2013, he underwent research and was able to contribute a press release entitled “Philippine : Poetry Hub of the World.” He also contributed to different anthologies like I am poetry, Verses: Typhoon Yolanda A Storm pf Philippine Poets (edited by Eileen Tabios), and many more. In 2013, he was able to organize a one-man poetry show at Library of World Art of Memories. He did the same in 2014 and in 2015, aside from the one-man poetry show, he also made his first visual poem and was posted at PENTASI B WORLD FRIENDSHIP POETRY named “humility.” Roy is currently a corporate secretary in ALGACROPS, INC. a family business engaged in exportation of dried seaweeds. Roy is a spoken word artist from Laya Manila since July 2017. Roy is currently engaged in publication of own works and other authors works through his own publishing company duly registered as RMAC BLOOMING PUBLISHING.


CeeSie - 102 posts

I am lacking in sanity. Not to be confused with lacking insanity.


Rachel Marco-Havens - 101 posts

Excited for my Third Official (one unofficial) 24 Hour Poetry Marathon! Rachel is a gifted Multi-Platform Solutionary Artivist working primarily with Energy Transformation. With a strong focus on Women’s Leadership, Youth Empowerment and bridging intergenerational connections, Rachel seeks to close the gaps in social, environmental and spiritual justice movements; in a constant search for the intersectionality in every opportunity to make positive change. Art, Music, Design, Performance and Humor (+a little Mountain Girl Magic) drive the methods to which she has amassed a wealth of “First Aid” tips for the Mind Body & Spirit. Although she has immersed herself in many traditions and bodies of work, Rachel chooses not limit herself to any one school, modality, religion or training. “A lot happens when we change our mind, and even more happens when we bring creative flow to the movement. We all have gifts to bring to the work, and only together will we weave the strongest threads of our safety net!” Some of Rachel’s Current Projects: --United Nations representative--Wittenberg Center --Advisor at Center For Earth Ethics (Union theological Center @Columbia University) --Earth Guardians New York: (Co-Founder & Director) --Producer Eighth Fire starters Radio --Pathway To Paris: (Collaborative Artist) Rachel’s drive to be effective in the world on a grander scale, is fueled by connecting, engaging, supporting and promoting those working for a just and sustainable planet for regenerations to come. Eighth Fire Starters Radio- Rachel hosts a weekly 2 hour radio show on WIOF LP Woodstock 104 A Community Powered, Pacifica affiliated, radio station in Woodstock. Rachel is a fierce advocate of spreading Haiku Love. Her 50 card Deck, Haiku For Thought is about to go into its second printing. Keep an eye out for companion decks! Http://HaikuForThought.com

Virginia stark

Virginia stark - 100 posts

Virginia Carraway Stark is a number one internationally best selling award winning author and had an honorable mention at the Cannes Film Festival for her screenplay Blind Eye. She has won awards for her poetry, novels and essays as well as nominations for her essays, blogs and other writings. She has written in numerous genres and has written in collaborations as well as in novels. She's written for presses from Simon and Schuster to smaller presses and is always up for a trying something new. She's passionate about writing although she rarely takes herself seriously. She believes in fun and measures success in terms of satisfaction rather than bank accounts or awards and prestige. She is frequently found on interviews and author panels, radio shows and online but usually, she's behind her computer or a good book or somewhere in nature. She has succeeded in completing writing specialties from Weslyan University and a specialty in ecology from Yale university. She is currently studying music from the University of Rochester. Learning is yet another of Virginia's passions. You can find out more at www.virginiastark.wordpress.com and then clicking on the 'about me' section.


Laurie McKay - 100 posts

The 2019 Poetry Marathon finds me happy, healthy, and retired. I’ve been fortunate to have some of my poems published - one for the 2017 Poetry Marathon Anthology and six more though Some Poets, a group that came about because of the 2015 Poetry Marathon. I will continue my writing passion and hope to develop a discipline for writing soon. Often, goofing off and playing are at odds with my craft. I live with my husband John in the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. We have three adult children and two beautiful granddaughters. This is my fourth Poetry Marathon. I am amazed at the amount of talent in this Marathon and terribly grateful to be part of this fantastic, creative, supportive and diverse group of poets. I wish you well!

Hardika Sharma

Hardika Sharma - 99 posts

Hello everyone ,I am from India and I am here to talk less and write more....


earth2joy - 99 posts

Hi, I'm Joy Miller. I'm an actress, singer, songwriter, computer geek who got into poetry more than 40 years ago as a performer. Poetry interpretation is at the core of my acting technique. Nothing like it! The condensed soup of all literature. I live in Escondido, California, and have two grown children - one in New York City, the other in Austin, TX. Looking forward to the marathon!


bluemuse - 98 posts


vincentl - 98 posts

I am a fine artist and poet, I draw and write every single day, I am from Belgium, french-speaking and I have been living in London since 2008... I am doing the Marathon for the second year, I wrote 50 poems last year, and I am very excited about it. you can see my art works and read my poems on www.vinz.live


dextajean - 91 posts

Dexta Jean "Jeannie" was raised in Arkansas, but her maternal ancestral home is Puerto Rico. She is the mother of four boys. She is a poet, a painter, and a pilgrim. She also takes her conceptual art pieces and travels the region delivering "art sermons." She considers both poetry and visual art as powerful conduits to open discussion in the Bible Belt about social topics not normally discussed and to heal a hurting world. Ms. Stone is an adjunct professor of English at Arkansas Tech University, a doctoral stuent of art leadership, and loves to laugh and sit amongst her ferns, hostas, and koi in her peace garden.


Paul Robert Sanford - 90 posts

Completed 2016 marathon with great joy and pleasure. born Dec 1947. New poetry writer. Bipolar, long periods of being unable to write at all. I was in an up mood and very productive in 2016. This year my medication has me much more controlled. I hope to still be productive. Theater, standup comedy, theology, psychology.

Poetess Rock

Poetess Rock - 90 posts

Born to write, inspired by many, Published Author since 2014, Soaring High, a born Jamaican.


JoyceB - 89 posts

Born to write. Inspired by words. I've been writing poems, short stories, and non-fiction (mostly journaling) for years, but never shared. The Poetry Marathons have brought me out of my shell. The friendships and support found are amazing!


hollydistefano - 88 posts


seema - 87 posts

Hi , My name is seema kapur and I wont call myself a poet but write more from a spiritual perspective as a form of healing. Restarted writing after 22 years . I am from Scottsdale , Arizona and I am a Reiki teacher and an Occupational therapist as well.


janiceraquelamendonca - 81 posts

Awkward and weird in epic proportions and a bit of a freak. I write what I am afraid to tell you. 🙂

Boheme Bia

Boheme Bia - 80 posts

I'm a Bohemian poet, freelance writer, modern henna artist, music & art promoter, avid locavore, occasional world traveler seeking unique adventures, and accidental gourmet chef. My writing and poetry is shaped and inspired by the push and pull of the elements surrounding me at any given moment.


77poetess - 77 posts


Alicia Sophia - 76 posts

I'm the kid your parents warned you about


mhickok - 76 posts

I'm biographically innocent, innocently impossible, impossibly personable, personably social, socially acceptable, acceptably weird. 22, an adult by America's standards but not by my own. I live to write and write to read, I read to live.


SilverQuiver - 76 posts

All play and no words makes Jack an idle boy. So... don't.


ramonaelke - 76 posts


Carolyn Robinson - 75 posts

Hi, I have been writing for a long time. I enjoy writing poetry. I love using imagery to try to describe emotion. That's the challenge of good poetry to me. Looking forward to sharing this marathon with all of you! I live in Baltimore, MD. I have published five poetry books to date -all love poems, thus the nickname "the Love Poet"! The first was Things I Learned While Loving You, then Love Poems Along the Way, Elegy for a Lost Love; Some Words I Gave Away and most recently- Old Feelings, Same Heart. All are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and most major book stores. I also have a FB page -All That Drama! Productions (I teach theater arts and other stuff as a side hustle) that gives lots of information on mostly local events in the DMV area, but also contests, and spotlights different performance based projects and groups. The page also has a lot of inspirational stuff in case you are interested, feel free to check it out and like it while you are there. Good Luck to everyone participating in the marathon this year!


ShyamiNazzaro - 75 posts


garethroi - 74 posts

Is a member of the dandylion collective, a small writers' group based in Adelaide, South Australia. He is primarily a poet, who likes to drink wine (his predilection is Sauvignon Blanc, bubbles is second preference, & is also partial to pretty much anything else - except red bubbles, urrrgh!). In 2014, he co-edited the Friendly Street Poets Annual Anthology 38; & in 2012 had a solo collection ‘Gunyah’ Healing published as part of Friendly Street Poets New Poets 17 in 2012 (along with John Pfitzner & Rachael Mead). He has been most recently published in Eureka Street & InDaily Poet's Corner; as well as poems in The Infinite Dirt, Patterns of Living, Light and Glorie, Flying Kites, dB magazine, Iron Lace & others. Career highlights include: having his poem “Many-Worlds Quantum Mechanics Vs Earth-Based Grease Monkeys” published in The Best Australian Science Writing 2013; winning Second Place & $1000 for writing a poem on a pretty obscure topic after finding a competition which closed in 6 hours that same day; & having “i thought the moon was a cop car in my rear vision mirror as i drove home late last night …” short listed for 2012 Satura Prize.


shaqila - 74 posts


mariel-m - 73 posts

Grey haired novice. Poet since the age of 10. Like mysteries and old radio detective shows. Turtles are my totem.


Gina Surgeon - 73 posts

Gina has had a lifelong interest in reading and writing. As early as elementary age she has received requests to recite her poetry in school, church, and to pen pieces for special occasions. She is currently working in the publication process of several books and works of poetry. The best of which is a children's book series created with her granddaughter Ayanna. Professionally, Gina serves as Executive Director of Positive FACE, a nonprofit organization that she founded to encourage life excel in at-risk students. Her blog, which features writings from her testimony and vision, can be found on the organization website www.positiveface.org.


sage moondancer - 72 posts


idaroque - 70 posts

A retired teacher in Special Education, loves reading,author of children's book ,poetry writing,sketching,photography,cooking,gardening,jewelry making and traveling.

Sara Plath

Sara Plath - 69 posts

I am a single mother and part-time poet, with my own book publish titled 'Desert Blues', which will soon be re-submitted to the writing world via Amazon! I'm passionate about things that grow, small houses and old architecture, especially Craftsman. I'm a former Hoosier and aspiring outdoorswoman and history teacher, with a love for mountains and oceans and seeing the world before I'm eighty. I find that words are best found when you're not searching; that the best surprises come in the smallest moments, and that time is merely a construct, and we are all here by more than Fate.

Mark Lucker

Mark Lucker - 68 posts

A mid-life career switch from corporate life to teaching brought me from the rural Midwest to the inner city of New Orleans, where I taught inner-city high school English for ten years. NOLA is where I was participating in my first few poetry marathons. Last fall, I relocated back to my hometowns of Minneapolis-St.Paul. Finding myself in a much different, eminently better place physically and emotionally, I am curious to see how my writing fares with this year's marathon. Especially since my writing has been sporadic over the past year, as my transitioning to a new, previous life as it were. Bring on Marathon 2019!


luellen - 68 posts

I have finally gotten "over the hill" and am heading down the other side. This has the positive that I no longer worry about things I can't control and am now focused on finding a way to finally be able to spend time with just my writing. My goal is to have 3 books ready and available by December.


MelNeet - 66 posts

I'm a Kansas City-based writer who lives in a renovated storefront apartment in a funky neighborhood with her artist-cook boyfriend. I have written one-act plays and short stories, and have one hulking novel to edit for self-publication in 2020. This is my fifth marathon.


torrimbrown - 64 posts

Hi My name is Torri. This is my 4th marathon and I'm pretty hype about it. I'm still adjusting to living in Tacoma, Washington and I could use a bit of write-spiration. I plan to stay pumped by getting plenty of rest beforehand. I hope it works! I look forward to reading some of everyones beautiful poetry soon!


Kwills - 63 posts

Kell Willsen is a fantasy author, and occasional poet, who believes that good art is a blend of form and content. One day, Kell hopes to make good art. Until then, you get this.


waldomaui - 63 posts

Aloha, ya'll. 2017 will be my third year as a marathoner. The first year I completed 24 hours, last year I embraced the considerably more humane 12, and this year I'll dance all the way through again with my talented wife, Cindy, and try not to step on her feet. I've been a devoted member of Maui Live Poets Society for around 20 years, abiding in an amorphous zone located somewhere between poetry and prose. I'm excited about this challenge. Thank you, once again, to Caitlin and Jacob!


tobett - 63 posts

Writing from my farmhouse in a very green Vermont. This year's Marathon falls on the one year anniversary of my dear friend and husband's unexpected death in our home from a heart attack. I can think of no better way to spend this day than writing. I look forward to sharing this experience with all of you. A ritual and tribute to a life forever changed. Namaste


Simona FROSIN - 62 posts


Tracy Plath - 62 posts

SO looking forward to this year’s marathon, perhaps even more than the last two because writing time has been difficult to carve out lately. I’m buzzing and bursting with words that need a home, and tomorrow is the day I hope they find it. Much love to my Some Poets family that are participating, and to everyone else accepting this sustaining challenge as well! Tracy Plath


Bhasha Dwivedi - 61 posts

Hi there!

Darcy Force

Darcy Force - 58 posts

Mother of three. Gothic lyricist and vocalist. The film Dead Poets Society is what started my journey into writing at age fourteen. My influences are, Poe, Shakespeare, Martin L. Gore, Dave Gahan, Peter Murphy,Neil Finn, Bjork, and Tori Amos. I am exited to do this challenge. I am hoping this will help me to be able to "just write" as it is normally an almost birthing process for me..including labor pains, and Lamaze breathing. Thank you for the opportunity


meka - 58 posts

My name Meka R Brown. I am a single mother of two daughters, Meca (20) and McKell (17). I am an employee at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. I am an aspiring writer and an avid reader. Memoir and poetry are my genres but I am interested in learning other genres.


Santosha - 56 posts

A human who seeks beauty, truth, and enlightenment in all her works...


JWALKthe15th - 56 posts


Harvey Schwartz - 55 posts

Harvey Schwartz Statement of Purpose Biography I grew up in a suburban Philadelphia area much like Archie Bunker’s. I was a Jewish kid in a predominantly Catholic neighborhood. I didn’t like Hebrew School, because it separated me from many of my friends. A priest told my friends not to play with me. This and other related events created a paradox. I felt compelled to defend the religion that I didn’t embrace. I tried to disprove the stereotypes that crashed upon me like waves at high tide. Jewish kids aren’t athletic or tough were the only ones I could address and it energized me every time I crashed the boards playing basketball. But it also taught me that the world didn’t owe me success. My love of sports was also a saving grace from the boring life that seemed preordained. I had to study science, which I hated, in order to get into a pre-dental program in college. By then I might have come to my senses sans the carrot of a Vietnam War draft exemption. I bit hard. Going to Woodstock changed me. And a year later my draft lottery number was high enough to free me. But being a slow learner, I thought I’d give dental school a try, since I’d already been accepted. I didn’t last a quarter. I spontaneously quit. Then I joined a hippy commune, which segued into a nine thousand mile hitch hiking adventure that crossed Canada and included Alaska, Oregon and California. I never returned to live in the east. And many hitching adventures followed. In 1973 I returned to college for teacher training and became a tutor/councilor for Lummi Indian kids in Bellingham, WA. Then I taught in a school run by an internationally known (but under the radar locally) psychic, on Orcas Island, WA. This was followed by a one year stint teaching fifth grade in a tiny town on the Yakama Indian Reservation, where I learned more than I taught. Next was a vision quest of sorts back to Orcas Island. I pitched a tipi with the intention of staying there until I knew my next step. I happened upon a chiropractic office and the subsequent chain of events led to a twenty five year career as a chiropractor. My life and practice were featured in a cover story of Chiropractic Economics in 2003. My wife Colleen was doing a vision quest of her own on neighboring San Juan Island during mine on Orcas. We were married on Leap Year Day in 1976. Colleen and our children Jerome and Devan are all accomplished writers. I retired in 2004 and the next years were focused on travel, my garden, and being part of an Improv group. In 2010 I went to hear a lecture at Western Washington University on the wrong day. I somehow came home enrolled in two creative writing classes. I was quickly hooked. I appreciate the exceptional opportunity writing affords me to reflect and write about what I’ve experienced and learned. It’s a lot like Improv, but without the speed factor. Coaching from professors helps me tell a better story and classmate feedback is invaluable. I still enjoy the luxury of frequent and widespread travel while the garden that I’m trying to simplify seems to keep getting bigger. Randomness, dilemmas, paradoxes, and peripheral vision are a big part of my writing palette. My goal is to paint a picture that is insightful, enjoyable, and artistic.


willjxn - 54 posts

I grew up in Southern Colorado's San Luis Valley, positioned between the beautiful San Juan Mountains to the west and the breath-taking Sangre De Christo Mountains to the east. I am currently living in Utah. I am a father of four amazing children. My wife and I have one child remaining at home with us. I am now, the proud grandpa of two beautiful granddaughters. The oldest calls me Papa. A name that is more endearing than any other. I enjoy late evening swims, reading books, gardening, painting with the assistance of computer technology (GIMP) and taking hikes in the Utah and Colorado mountains and foothills. And of course, I also enjoy writing poetry and sharing it with my friends and family. I have had my personal struggles in life and poetry has helped me come out victorious over them.


narinder - 53 posts

Writer. Life Coach. Mother. Persistent dreamer. Exploring opportunities and moving on to the next. So in love and living.


oatman - 53 posts

34 year old carpenter, writer, activist, anarchist and aspiring iconoclast living in a little off-grid cabin on a Buddhist sanctuary in Maui, Hawaii.


pgerber - 52 posts

A college English Instructor, blogger, writer, poet and yogini, I enjoy the sun and sand in Surf City (Huntington Beach), California, with my husband of 35 years, my two daughters, my parents, dog and cats.


Britton - 52 posts

I grew up a third-culture kid, meaning I was an expat/Army brat throughout childhood. Always moving, creating new 'homes.' I'm a turtle, in other words. Because I never fit in, issues of translation & culture ground much of my work. A love of other languages and their music fascinates me, it goes -- like music w/ lyric -- with the way images resonate.


Donna - 52 posts

Hi, my name is Donna. I teach third grade in rural West Virginia. I've been writing poetry in a dedicated manner for the past three years. I started to write again to help me deal with my depression. I like to write poems based on children's stories, animal poems, poems about current events, and just whatever sparks my imagination.


ccwrites - 52 posts

Hey everyone! I am a second year marathoner and I am super happy to be doing the insanity again.


varenyas - 52 posts

I'm that awkward position between life and death


vijaya - 51 posts

I am an author of six poetry collections - Inspire, Reflect, Explore, Savour - Art and Poetry meet, Evolve, and Shine. My submissions have been published in Silver Birch Press, Nancy Drew Anthology, Poetry Marathon 2016 Anthology, Poetry Marathon Anthology 2017, Sometimes Anyway: Pride in Poetry Volume II, Forwardian, Triadae Magazine, iWrite India, Dystenium Online, and Taj Mahal Review anthologies. I have appeared as guest speaker in colleges. I have reviewed and edited poetry and fiction books. I participated in NaNoWriMo 2016 and NaNoWriMo 2017 and completed two novels.


Michellia - 51 posts

I am a 50 year old female and live in McKenzie Tennessee. I live alone, disabled computer geek who has been writing poetry since age 12. I love reading and writing.


gemlin - 50 posts

Prolific poetess looking forward to the challenge getting to know some of my fellow writers out there.

Deanna Ngai

Deanna Ngai - 50 posts

I lived in south Alabama for most of life until September 2015 when I moved to Calgary, Alberta. I am married, have two grown sons, a daughter in law and two beautiful granddaughters. Last year, I finished my diploma in Disability Studies and I am currently working at a preschool/kindergarten for children with special needs.


rainmaker - 50 posts

I am a young adult who enjoys writing. I don't make enough time nor encourage myself to write as much as I would like. I am still finding my place in the world.


Aaron Conklin - 50 posts

I'm 36, married, and have two young sons. I live in Warrensburg, Missouri USA on a small farm, though I lived in Kansas City until I was 27. I am a high school English teacher and a middle school wrestling coach. I enjoy studying chess, practicing martial arts, and writing poetry. I live my life heavily influenced my samurai ethos. I believe in the mutual cultivation of mind, body, and spirit/heart as a way to develop the complete individual. A scholar, a warrior, an artist. Through these paths all beauty is revealed. I like to live close to the earth, simply, and in service to others. I cannot prepare you for what you may read in my poetry. While I do go back through and edit what I have written, I try to keep what I put on the page as raw and unfiltered as what passes through my mind daily. I'm not promising any literary gems, or even that much talent, just random, poetic, ramblings that are a complicated way of saying very little. The works I create during the marathon may or may not inspire introspection in others. No guarantees. If anything, my poems will serve as a window for others to peer into my very probable insanity. I think like this, and I have a desire to write like this, so I am.


anairina - 49 posts

Born 1983 in Bucharest, Romania. Studied English and French at the University of Bucharest. Awarded a PhD from the University of Bucharest in 2014, with the thesis "Virginia Woolf and Graham Swift: The Lyrical Novel". Started writing haiku in August 2014.


sjduncan - 49 posts

Hi I am a poet from Australia, words are my oldest friends.

Jasper Peacock

Jasper Peacock - 49 posts

I am a hermit and I write.


evangelinec-cube - 49 posts

I am a proud Grandmom of 3 kiddos. I am still working as Executive Assistant to the President of a small, private family corporation. My great wish to be known as a verser or a poetess transcends all past aspirations. I am on my way to fulfill this great wish with the help of The Poetry Marathon, I hope. I'm from the Philippines.


teriharroun - 49 posts

This is my second poetry marathon. I have a partner, 3 children of my own, and my partner's two children. I enjoy goats, chickens, yarn, reading, and of course poetry. I am a female Catholic priest and many of my poems are spiritual. My life saying is that "kindness matters". In the past year Five Oaks Press published my first book of poems: "A Woman Called Father". You can find it on Amazon.


sarayb - 49 posts

I'm a terrible windbag, but I can't ever think of anything interesting to say about myself, so I'm not going to try. I am 41 years old, have been writing and making things up for most of my life. I have been published once, about 15 years ago, and would like it to happen again sometime before I die. Mostly I just like to write things, and this is a fun challenge, and motivates me to write a year's worth of poems in a day. I'm going to do the half-marathon this time.


sonic1102 - 49 posts


Deborah Dalton - 48 posts

Deborah "D Squared” Dalton is a poet/spoken word artist, domestic and sexual abuse advocate and survivor, currently seeking to poetically share the divine revelations gained while engaged in worship, study, and prayer. She was born in St. Albans, Queens, New York. Being brought up in a military family, she had the opportunity to be raised all over the world. While enrolled in a pre-engineering program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. While enrolled, she was an active member of the John McLinn Ross Players and performed in the following plays: The River Niger (Wilhelmina Brown) , Tobacco Road (Ada Lester) , Othello (Desdemona) , A Raisin in the Sun (Beneatha Younger) , Aladdin's Lamp (Mother) , Fences (Rose Maxson) , and The Shadow Box (Beverly) . She received an Irene Ryan Acting Award Nomination and an Acting Achievement Award in the Southwest Collegian Regional Competition. She has written several books of poetry, and currently wrapping up a project titled “Life After the Resurrection: A journey of Spiritual Discovery”. She received her degree in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University. After working for 15+ years in the construction industry in various project management and design functions, she decided to commit full-time to her calling to engage in ministry.


Raven - 48 posts

I am a former music journalist, recent creative writing graduate, originally from Vilnius, Lithuania, but currently living in London, UK. At the moment I am mostly focused on sci-fi and found poetry, but in general my tastes in literature (and music, and all forms of art) are very eclectic.


elsalovesbooks - 48 posts


bjsteinshouer - 48 posts

When I participated in my first Poetry Marathon, I was writing from the Chautauqua circuit in Nebraska, hoping to be inspired by meadowlark and sandhill crane, Mari Sandoz and Willa Cather. I had a wonderful time, writing from the back seat of a rental car while traveling from one God-forsaken town to another. My colleagues were into it - I read them at least every other poem, writing on my iPad, spinning poem after poem in the dark. This time I will be writing from DC, in the middle of a trip to try to get some healthcare before the system is dismantled. I have no idea what I will have learned about my body in the three days before, in which I will be poked, prodded, and drilled. My poems will probably be filled with a lot of poking, prodding, and drilling.


afeathers - 48 posts

I am a poet, an artist, and a climber of trees. I'm a singer, a bookworm, and an ocean addict. I am not a dancer. I write because I have to, as I'm sure many of us do. This is my first marathon, though I've watched from a distance in years past.


Saki - 48 posts

This is my second marathon. The first one was interesting and I am using this one to jump start my writing again as over the past two years most of my writing has consisted of short statements on daily life, politics, and philosophy posted to Facebook. And as I stated for the first marathon, I have been writing off and on for many years but only writing poetry for about 10 years. Looking forward to this challenge and making new friends and reading some new poetry.


shirl - 47 posts

Born in Jackson, Mississippi in the age of Jim Crow, I’m a retired English teacher living in Minneapolis, Minnesota who still calls Chicago “home.” Between Mississippi and Minneapolis, I’ve also lived and worked in Honshu, Japan and Amherst, Massachusetts. As a student in Chicago, I edited and wrote for my college’s literary magazine. As an English teacher, I have guided students through Creative Writing and Journalism courses. Currently, I am struggling to weave my memories of pivotal people and events from my childhood in Mississippi and Chicago into a book of fiction with the working title Silence and Slow Time. A poem from this book, “Aunt Yvonne Combs Her Hair,” was published in the Spring 2012 issue of Black Magnolias Literary Journal.


Maritza - 47 posts

Maritza Martínez Mejía Colombian poet, writer and translator who lives in Florida and promotes Proyecto de Escritura LuzDelMes to create means of communication between authors, editors, and publishers. Member of FWA, SFWA, SCBWI, Board of Advisors MCBD, Delegado ANLMI Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk. I write to inspire others to be a better person. Free poems and reading activities available at: www.luzdelmes.com


passionwhite - 47 posts

International award winning poet that just recently received a letter from Poetry Nation and I am getting an honor award for past accomplishments for my writing poetry. My overall, personality is artistic in which is writing, painting, and photography. I have just recently been a published author with one book called "My Healing Journey" by Dana Warnock which is my maiden name and I working on getting my name back. I am currently writing another book of poetry. I hope to finish this book within this marathon.


Ant - 46 posts

Hi all! My name is Antoinette Le Roux (legally still Keyser, but I have divorced my abusive husband, and am in the process of becoming Le Roux again), and I live in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa. I have been writing poetry since forever, but have never really published anything except on Facebook, Wattpad and my WordPress blog… and more recently on one or two websites as gigs that I’ve done on Fiverr. My main reason for entering this Marathon is to get my butt in gear: I have known since my elementary school days that I am a writer deep down inside, but received nothing but ridicule from my school peers, teachers… and even my father who has tried to push me into becoming an architect. He used to ridicule me when I tried to express myself singing and he used to tell me that writing is for the “less intelligent”; he made me believe that a woman “cannot make it as a singer or as an author”. Both my husbands simply made me believe that I am “good for nothing”, the second one even going as far as to call me a “good for nothing mad ‘effing’ bitch”! Needless to say, when one gets told the same nonsense so perpetually one really actually believes all the verbal crap that gets flung at one… Now, with my dad, peers and abusive husbands long gone… and with the internet as an awesome resource telling me to my face that all those people were actually liars, I have now decided that it’s better late than never. I am getting into the world of authors, come what may… I know that I can do it, and this Marathon is a great opportunity to show myself that I can because what I really need is the motivation and self-confidence to step out and DO IT! And here I am then, at age 60, breaking into the world where I know that I belong! I’m coming home so to speak! Good luck to everyone who will participate, and may we all survive! © 2015 Antoinette LeRoux


everemillard - 45 posts


bokononist - 44 posts


wogslandwriter - 43 posts

Returning marathoner, excited to be back. I'm a data geek and a novel writer. Let's do this!


Kaili Kinnon - 43 posts

Singer, songwriter from Toronto!


lckerns - 43 posts

Author/ Poet/ Photographer/ Crafter but in my spare time and to make a living- I work in politics.

Kevin J. O'Conner

Kevin J. O'Conner - 42 posts

2019 is my third year participating in the Poetry Marathon. As usual, I plan to do the half-marathon—because sleep. The current incarnation of my more-or-less official bio goes like this: According to his phone’s auto-complete function, Kevin J. O’Conner ‘is a poet who is not sure what he does, but doesn’t have any other way to make sure he has a more appropriate experience with his own story.’ This is not far from the truth. To date, Kevin has published twelve full-length poetry collections; his latest is WISHES SOMETIMES HAVE CONSEQUENCES. His poems have also appeared in The 143 Project, The CDC Poetry Project, Raven Chronicles, Spindrift, Passionfruit, The Poetry Marathon Anthology (2016 and 2017), and Voices That Matter. He lives by a creek near Seattle. * * * * * * * * * * Now on with the countdown!


Ingrid - 42 posts

I have been writing poetry on and off since I was about 12 years old ( many years!) My hobbies are writing, running, photography and reading. I recently completed a book combining some of my photographs with health tips. Another one of my aims is to do a book or chapbook incorporating more of my pictures as well as my poems. During this challenge., I will be picking out some of my photographs and using them as "triggers" for some of my poems. My poetry may also involve the subject of running as I am currently training for my second marathon!


mateolara - 42 posts

I am 22. I am from California. I enjoy writing, music, and trying to survive. I I think poetry has saved me. I love too much.


Justin Broderway - 42 posts

Southern. Creative. Husband. Brother. Drinker.

Martin Rodriguez Torrez

Martin Rodriguez Torrez - 41 posts

My discovery of words and their many properties of power and portent have been the driving force behind my search for my literary voice. Since opening the dog eared copy of "Seasons in The Sun" in 1992, and discovering the spirit of the human condition within, I've pursued my own voice; looking for it in the words of other poets and writers. It is a journey that has been both eye-opening, and humbling. Throughout my 27 year sojourn of self-discovery and realization, it's been a happy experience. I appreciate the work the Jans' have done to create, run, and promote the Poetry Marathon. It's been a great experience, and I look forward to testing my mettle in further marathons. -Martin Rodriguez Torrez; Some Poets contributor; McTowers MishMosh Media.


sharonedge - 41 posts

I have been a poet since I was in elementary school. I've been a published poet since the 90s. My first full-length collection, Not a Prodigal, was published by Village Books Press in 2018. It was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award and winner of the Oklahoma Writers' Federation Best Book of Poetry. I cannot not write poetry.


jabberwhacky - 40 posts

I used to sail, now I manage projects for the O&G industry. I did write too...somehow I remember that.


Danielle Wong - 40 posts

I am a mother of three young humans plus a cat, an ex-software developer, and currently a writer who explains what it is those engineers are up to. I published a book of poetry, Bubble Fusion, about life with a daughter who has autism, how she coped or not, how the mother coped or not, and what kept them going over the years.


sheilas - 39 posts

I'm a printmaker and poet in Bellingham, WA.


Katelyn Dunne - 38 posts

Managing Editor of The Drowning Gull, Student Editor at Pensworth, and Associate Editor at Zoetic Press. Published in Pensworth, Albion Review, and NonBinary Review. twitter: @kdunnewriter


ellawagemakers - 38 posts

Full Marathon in 2015 Half Marathon 1 in 2019

Morgan Taylor

Morgan Taylor - 38 posts

A 53 year old semi-reformed wildman, I tend a public house in Fort Collins, Colorado. I'm a native of Central Nebraska and a former resident of North Central Kansas, Appalachian Maryland, urban New Jersey, and have been homeless in both Paris and Heidelberg. I've lived in Benedictine monastic communities in South Dakota and New Mexico. I'm a cook and a baker and a zen garden raker. I'm sin and confession, a lie and admission. I'm a damaged, half-century, half-blind, part-time desert rat with Sandhill roots. I create with words, paint, leather, steel, beads, groceries, rocks, whatever. I'll make metaphorical music upon your flesh if you'll allow it. Upon whatever my hands find themselves upon, if you don't. My love of poetry can be traced back to childhood but my ability to write it in a way that I consider acceptable is only about six years old. I have twice destroyed everything I've written up the conflagration point and I regret neither bonfire. Now I self-publish my own books and give them to friends as a way of not letting that happen again. I can't destroy what I don't own every copy of.


jsweeder - 38 posts


Jo - 38 posts

Living and procrastinating writing in Austin, TX, by teaching yoga and serving as a psychologist and energy worker, among other things.


Angie Mountain - 38 posts

I live near Philadelphia, PA, and work as a group supervisor in a YMCA school-aged childcare program. I am a married mother of two lovely young college students. A former newspaper sportswriter, I write some freelance magazine articles, and also for my own enjoyment.


Aayan - 38 posts

Copyeditor by profession, aspiring writer, poet at heart.


naidanepascuasupnet - 37 posts


evelynelainesmith - 37 posts

I am a semi-retired former university freshman composition instructor/ high school English teacher from Waco, Texas, who loves to show students how they too can write poetry. Additionally, I have worked as a patent and university library researcher, a school librarian, and a newspaper reporter, covering school, business, and police beats. I enjoy gardening, genealogy, trying out new recipes, and reading mystery novels.

Angel Pulliam

Angel Pulliam - 37 posts

I am currently a high school English teacher in Oklahoma. I have been writing as long as I can remember, and think this marathon will be a great way to push my writing.


Adryn - 37 posts

I like new creative challenges and sharing with creative, ambitious people. Hoping for more of that here. 🙂


angelatheresaegicwrites - 37 posts

A Renaissance Woman: As a child I won and/or placed high in poetry contests. In my teens I was in Advanced Placement Englsh. Published Writer, Produced Playwright.


viviak - 37 posts

I was a creative writer when young, writing mostly poetry, then got into financial business communications and had to change my style to dry/factual. It has taken 10 years to unplug all those business ideas about how to write effectively and return to writing spontaneously. I am a novelist now, but I still write a lot of poetry, and hope the marathon reminds me always to keep my focus on the essence. That helps in all forms of writing!


SaskiaLynge - 37 posts

Actress, Writer, Counselor, Life Coach, space geek, and lover of all things Star Wars and Doctor Who. I dream of living on Mars.


Haley - 37 posts

I'm a college student with a passion for writing dating back to 5th grade, my yearbook dream being "to have my poems published all around the world"

Melanie Rademaker

Melanie Rademaker - 37 posts

Poet. Whispers and roars. Writing to reduce the stigma of mental illness. Living in Cleveland but New Yorker at heart.


psarvasy - 36 posts


acockyone - 36 posts

Thirty year old college student in pursuit of something greater than the monotonous hegemony and socially enforced mediocrity that has been nearly systemic in its stitching of citizens into a quilted pattern of ignorance, intolerance, and greed. I am hoping that by the time I obtain my Degree, that my hunger for literature and my thirst for writing will have matured and developed into less of a beginner's hobby and more of a profitable, marketable commodity, instead. At this stage in my life, I realize that success is not defined by how talented you may see yourself as being, or even how talented you may actually be. For what good is talent if you never do anything with it? What difference does it make if, say, you are the best vocalist that has ever walked the Earth, if you've never let anyone else hear you sing? This then, is not just another preamble on just another social networking site, but something like the first few measures to my life's opus, so to speak. Here ends The Prologue.

James Gromis

James Gromis - 36 posts


DonnaWriter - 36 posts

I have been writing poetry since age 11. Free verse, quatrains, sonnets, haiku. I also write short stories and I paint, mostly in oils. I used to be a teacher and I act onstage as much as I can. Every word is a small section of my existence.


acheairs - 35 posts

Poet and novelist - Studied English Literature, Creative Writing, and Marketing/Management. Lives in Texas (USA)


teakay - 35 posts

36, been writing since I was 13. Shy, until I get to know you.


vskypoetress - 34 posts

Art, in its many forms, has been and remained my outlet in everyday life. I believe that art is the one true passage way for the soul to communicate with the rest of the world. Being an artist has introduced me to people, cultures, and experiences I would have never had otherwise. As you read any of my poetry, music, view my art or listen to any of my audio poems, I hope that you look and listen with an open spirit. If I'm able to paint a picture of any kind in your mind, that's what counts. June of 2013 I published my second poetry book entitled "One". In 2010, I wrote and recorded my first single, "Love is not for the weak" Back in 2008, I opened a small painting business "Custom Creations" Yes, I love the arts! As of right now, I am working on another book, a comedy actually! A real life look at the dating scene in your 30's. You definitely wont want to miss this one! I still run "Custom Creations" and I am a poetry junky and will never put the pen down!


JC the poet - 34 posts


JaneDoe123456789 - 33 posts

WRITING AND ME- My name is Rhyana and I love putting beautiful words together to create something beautiful. For me that is the definition of writing but poetry specifically. FUN FACTS- I can crack my ears and I really like narwhals. I am doing the half-marathon .

Amy C

Amy C - 32 posts

Who am I and why should you care? I hope that you can relate to my words, perhaps that is more important than telling you all the "whats" and "wheres" that are on my cv. I am human, I am a mother, an author, a physician, a person of faith. I have published a few poems, but I am not a professional poet, whatever that means. My favorite poet is Rolf Jacobsen. I like ancient poetry, such as Tong dynasty four character quatrains. I have a cat.


debbiehainey - 30 posts

I live in the Southwest. I dearly love writing poetry and haven't published anything yet but never give up. I'm working towards that goad now more than before. I love taking pics of my flowers and gardens and posting them along with my pics. I'm not complicated just simply enjoying life. Very excited for the challenge of this opportunity with the Half Day Marathon. Thank you


janinmarathon - 30 posts


SarahJ - 30 posts

Mastering the precision of words to express nothing. Almost nothing. Three cats, two kids, one spouse. A life wrapped in brambles. And a quart of dreams moldering, more relinquished to the starlings every year. And words, fewer still, flung from their murder back to me.


martinagallegos - 29 posts

I was born and raised in Mexico and came to the U. S. at fourteen. I attended U. S. schools through graduate level after a major stroke. I started writing after the stroke in 2012 and publishing one month before my Masters. I published my first book, Grab the Bull by the Horns, Outskitrts Press, January 2016.


seth - 29 posts

Good day everyone! I'm Melissa Seth Albornoz, a native from Philippines, and presently working here in the middle east as a housemaid. I will be joining full time marathon. I love literature. I love reading and writing it on my own. I came here not just to compete to other participants, I came here to learn, enhance and develop my capability in writing, but, Its not only writing, but, my ability to arrange the letters on the air to form a word to touch one's life. I don't have a house, but, I have a home, and I found it here.. in this - "poetical world" Where A-Z unites and love each other as they form a word.


Sue Storts - 29 posts

I am a sixty-four year old White/Native female. I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma with my retired, curmudgeon husband and dog who sheds her weight in hair every day. Writing is hard. I'd stop if I could.


badger - 28 posts


Sandy McLellan - 28 posts


cchurchill - 28 posts

Hello everyone this is my first poetry marathon and I am super excited about it... I haven't been writing all that long but hope you enjoy my entries. I am from MI between Detroit and Flint. If you want to see more of my work you can check me out on Instagram @cc_writes.


marthak - 28 posts


cristywatson - 28 posts

I now have eight YA novels published. I write for a niche market called hi-lo books; where the novels are accessible to reluctant/struggling or ELL readers. My first foray into writing was Poetry and over the years I have filled journals with my writing, even putting some poems into small chapbooks for family and friends. I love entering contests for poetry as it prompts me to write. I earned Editor's Choice in the 2013 CV2 2-Day Poem Contest, which has writers using ten words in a poem they create in 48 hours. Should be good training for the half-marathon! I host a literary open-mic at our local art gallery and love volunteering for the Surrey International Writer's Conference and our local theatre, The Beach House Theatre.


sweetjeni - 28 posts


thekurlman - 27 posts


AQ - 27 posts

Happy New Day, New Afternoon, New Evening, New Night!! I've been writing poems and performing poetry for almost 20 years. I am also a writer too of various genres. A stay at home wife and mother to 5 amazing children. Living and loving life as I Am walking in my Soul's Purpose to complete and fulfill my Life's Mission. While helping, incouraging, inspiring, motivating, and teaching others to do the same. Peace In The Blood, Angelica Stevenson aka AQ (Poet Name)


critico - 27 posts


nancyk - 27 posts

I am a mom of 5, just left teaching middle school after 15 years, and tend to write more nonfiction than anything else. I just received a new puppy 2 days ago, so I have lost the ability to get much done.


bejeweledpoetry - 27 posts


A. J. Edwards - 27 posts

I'm the weirdest person I know. I can be accurately described as anxious, thoughtful, self-absorbed, talkative, and devout.


lyricalsociologist - 27 posts

I'm a not-so-mild-mannered college instructor by day and writer by night. I'm an ex-animal rescuer and a forever animal lover. Finally, I'm a progressive, portly, political, powerful, pale-faced, passionate purveyor of poetry and prose.

Shaunton Taylor

Shaunton Taylor - 26 posts

I LOVE writing poetry. It is my first and last thought of each day. I love cakes, pies, and chocolate. I think roller coasters are an awesome way to relieve tension and aggression. My favorite place to be is near watersides enjoying the sounds and beauty of nature. I value challenges, BUT I never want to be US president.


EbonySB - 26 posts

Author, Poet, Yogi and Blogtalk Radio Host. Writing is how I release, talking is how I heal, yoga is how I balance. From VA, looking forward to the 24hr marathon.

Archana Kapoor Nagpal

Archana Kapoor Nagpal - 26 posts

Archana Kapoor Nagpal is an internationally published author of four books – '14 Pearls of Inspiration', 'The Road to a Positive Life', ‘A Haiku Per Day’ and 'The Fragrance of a Beautiful Life'. She often participates in the short story competitions, and her winning stories are now part of international anthologies - 'New Love: Anthology of Short Stories' and the ’12 Facets of a Crystal’. She has seen her short stories, poems and Haiku published in other anthologies as well – ‘A Pinch of Love, Peace and Humanity ’, ‘Atoms of Haiku’, and the ‘Ripples of Love’. She has also been actively involved in the editing, proofreading and book designing of these three anthologies. She has also seen her poems published in numerous other literary journals, blogs, websites and anthologies including Friday Gurgaon, Whispers, Writers Asylum, VerseWrights, The Bamboo Hut, Frogpond (Issue 37-2) – The Journal of the Haiku Society of America, Under the Basho, Asahi Haikuist Network, HOO-Knows Home & Family Magazine, Harvests of New Millennium (Art & Poetry), Gems (An Anthology of haiku, senryu and sedoka), Taj Mahal Review (An International Literary Journal ), Frameless Sky, Tamarind Magazine, A Hundred Gourds 4.1, DailyHaiga, brass bell: a haiku journal, UHTS (United Haiku and Tanka Society) Cattails, Tulip, Paper Wasp, Prune Juice (Journal of Senryu Kyoka & Haiga), Gnarled Oak, Faces and Places – Haiku Anthology, The Mustard Grain, Ershik #9, Modern Haiku (45:3 Issue), Issa’s Untidy Hut, hedgerow: a journal of small poems, NeverEnding Story (Butterfly Dream Haiku), Chrysanthemum 17 and many others. Her haiku and senryu are translated into Chinese, German and Russian as well.

The Bountiful Balcony Poet

The Bountiful Balcony Poet - 26 posts

With an ear for poetry and a heart for readers, T. Haven Morse uses poetry as a vehicle for forging connections. And, as a side note, she loves to spend hours wandering in the woods of her 18-acre farmstead in the forest! "Not all those who wander are lost." - Tolkien


MaritzaMMejia - 26 posts

A bilingual substitute teacher born in Colombia and live in Florida with my husband and our two teenagers. I published my memoir "Hazel Eyes" (2010, two FIVE Stars Bilingual Children Books: "Vanilla and Chocolate" (2012) and "Grandma's Treasure" (2014), and "Poems, Thoughts and More" (2015) by WRB Publishing. I write to inspire others to be a better person. I will prepare for half-marathon by setting up my workplace, preparing my favorite food (Italian) and getting familiar with Wordpress. Happy Marathon!


Nicole - 26 posts

Just me. Clinging to this spinning ball. Loving life and my family. Even when im not. I live on the Eastern shore of Maryland, its beautiful and completely another world from anywhere else on earth. I am a crafter, an artist, a writer and an all around creative soul. Too many interests and not enough focus most of the time.


marty57 - 26 posts


shrikaanth - 26 posts

I am a doctor from India living in England. A trained vocalist and a composer in Indian Classical Music, I write in several languages. My haikai writings appear regularly in reputed journals and anthologies, and have won prizes. A former editor of Cattails (senryu), and former proofreader for journals Cattails and Skylark, I am now the Editor of Blithe Spirit, journal of the British Haiku Society.


emilyland - 26 posts

This is my first year doing the marathon. I am doing the full marathon.

Jane and Friends

Jane and Friends - 26 posts


garnetrose - 26 posts


shanfordjeff - 26 posts

young and yearning for a pen that creates the magic my mind makes.

Laurel Wilson

Laurel Wilson - 26 posts

I'm a writer and an artist, just shifting from a day-job mentality to full time art. It's a scary time full of opportunity and growth. The Poetry Marathon is a way to commit to that shift both by doing the writing and by putting the writing in public. I'm eager to begin!


Jade - 26 posts


friowords - 26 posts

I fell into poetry by accident, having been challenged by a friend to start writing again. When I wrote in my teens and twenties, (now in my 40s) I always thought of myself as a short-story writer, and thought poetry was "not my thing." My first notebook of poems was jokingly called Maria's Big Book of Bad Poetry, though I soon realized that not only did I enjoy poetry, but my poems weren't quite as "bad" as I pretended there would be.


norabele - 26 posts


Alice - 26 posts


Cynthia Hernandez - 26 posts

I’m a poet, writer, photographer, artist, nature lover, mom, friend and animal lover. I work as a public servant, life coach and activist. I live and work in Seattle and am a lifelong Washingtonian. I have self published two poetry volumes available for sale on amazon.com and through other outlets. I’m currently working on a children’s book and a novel.


jenniferprattwalter - 26 posts

In this short bio, my every breath.


cbskala - 26 posts

I am 20 years old, and I'm an author, a student, a poet, and a martial artist 🙂


natoraspen - 26 posts


Giles - 25 posts

I am a blind poet living in south Wales, UK. I lost my sight 9 years ago, so have written poetry as both a sighted and blind poet. I've been writing since high school and have started taking it more seriously in the last 5 years. My debut pamphlet, Dressing Up, was published by Cinnamon Press earlier this year. I used to play piano and am trying to re-learn it now I'm blind. You can find me on Twitter at @Bix_cool


Denise - 25 posts

My name is Denise and I have been writing poetry for over 40 years now. I started writing as a child; it was a way of saying what I could not speak.


gloriajean - 25 posts

Writer, Mother, Runner, Poet, Dreamer, Eternal Optimist, Relentless Thinker, Music Lover and #1 Fan of @_thederbygirls


elenaleejohnson - 25 posts

El Berto

El Berto - 25 posts


ZephieJade - 25 posts


ryne - 25 posts


judyk - 25 posts


h-e-m-poetry - 25 posts

I am a sixteen-year-old artist, author, and poet, striving to spread joy and connection through my God-given passion for poetry. I aim to create poetry that is touching and relatable to people from all walks of life. I hope you enjoy my work.

Christina DiEdoardo

Christina DiEdoardo - 25 posts

I'm a criminal defense attorney and organized-crime historian who's looking forward to spreading her wings and doing more poetry. Can't wait for the marathon! 🙂


mavschick41 - 25 posts


tawnya - 25 posts


voldecurt - 25 posts


bevc721 - 25 posts

I am a retired elementary public school teacher, who taught 3rd and 4th grade for 34 years. I'm enjoying writing during my retirement years, as well as learning how to play the piano! My husband and I live in Kentucky, and we're enjoying our "empty nest". We both enjoy traveling, serving in our church, and gardening.

Kiba Elunal

Kiba Elunal - 25 posts

Aisha Nazir

Aisha Nazir - 25 posts

I'm a 20 year-old and I have always had a passion for poetry. I love to write just anything though. I think, mostly, I write because I want to be heard.


JessicaCruz - 25 posts


Anshu Sikchi - 25 posts

Graphic and Web Designer. Software Engineer. Aspiring Lyricist and Poet.


SarahW - 25 posts

Native New Englander splitting my time between the south coast of MA and northwest VT. Although always writing poems in my head, I need/value the structure of an exercise like this marathon to put them into tangible form. Besides, it's a lot of fun to read how others interpret any given prompt. And what a fine way to spend a half-day or more!!! Looking forward to meeting you and reading your words.


Hannah - 25 posts

So what does one do once they graduate with a creative writing degree with a minor in art? Yup, they become underemployed with little time to write at home. I'm doing the poetry marathon to force myself to work around my work schedule and finally get back to doing what I love. I chose my degree because it was my passion, and now I want to get back to realizing my dream.


m-flintsuter - 25 posts


lilla - 25 posts


kosh - 25 posts

I enjoy writing poems and short stories and have begun writing a novel. I love science fiction/fantasy the most but enjoy every genre. I like to explore the depths of the human psyche and jiggle around whatever I find. While much of my work is traditionally dark, I enjoy the lighter side of humanity and try to fill my works with hope. I also hate talking about myself because I never know what to say...so there! Lol


cindykarnitz - 25 posts

I am writer and editor. I blog about food, family and philosophical notions when the climate dictates. I am published in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and as an editor. I work a day job in Aerospace. I have five kids, two grandkids and an extremely loving and supportive husband. I believe coffee should be its own FDA approved food group. http:\\www.cindykarnitz.com


thefirestarter - 25 posts

Originally hailing from Chitown or as commonly known Chicago, I now reside in Ocala, Florida. I come from a strong Puerto Rican background laced with Creole/black descendance. Growing up in a big city afforded me the privilege of being exposed to many breathtaking journeys, heartaches, tragedies and experiences. All of these circumstances created in me an eclectic array of characteristics that can only be attributed to me. I love who I am. I can only thank God for every single occurrence in my life that brought me to this point. And so I write.


dreethestoryteller - 25 posts


Nix - 25 posts

Writer and reader 🙂 and I am participating in the poetry marathon, trying to the 24 hours 😊


chowilawu - 25 posts

Expatriate living, working, and writing in Canada. Have been experiencing the lighter, brighter, and beautiful parts of life along with a few of its darker sides for a long time. I am more the semblance of a storyteller than a poet, but I love the genre in order to say certain things succinctly and with craftsmanship.


Snigdha Shaw - 25 posts

Snigdha Shaw is a Kolkata based Software Engineer by profession, following her passion as a blogger. Exploring different styles of writing, she has been writing poems since a very young age. Her poems have been published in various anthologies, International Journals and magazines. She aspires to excel in spoken word poetry. You may reach her at www.museofpoetry.com or follow her at Facebook/museofpoetry, Instagram/museofpoetry_


dscoremans - 25 posts

Darren Syme (DS) Coremans was born in 1989. His parents youngest son, but not by much, his twin brother being born only 13.5 minutes earlier than him. DS also has an older brother who he has shared a flat with for many years. As well as being a full-time student of writing, DS is a full-time carer and guardian of his twin-brother who he now supports in their parent’s house. Prior to writing DS worked in both the fields of care and education. With a background in ASN support, DS found working in Support for Learning in schools to be a very rewarding career for many years. DS also spent time running a few projects as a care coordinator, before deciding it was time to return to academia to pursue a career in the creative industries.


Jan S - 25 posts

I've lived in eastern North Carolina, U.S.A. for the past 19 years. My boys are grown, and I have one granddaughter and one (granddaughter) on the way! Life is good. I love to write, and photography is also something I engage in as often as I can.


unexpectedpoet23 - 25 posts

I go to a highschool in Tennessee. I am a sophomore now. I started writing at the beginning of my freshman year when I was at a hard time in life I was and still use it as a coping mechanism. But, I'm doing better. I am here because my mom found this website and I'm so glad she did I'm here to test my skills on different topics and the way I'm going to do that is to do it all. When I get something in my head I'm stubborn toward myself because I know I can do it. And doing this contest is going to make me have more and more self discipline toward myself. I have 70+ pages of poetry just from a year ago. I had more but I ended up losing them. But, I'm not to happy about that in myself that I did it. But, its okay I plan on writing so much more. And just this alone gives me 24 more poems. I am also willing to read poems but I'm not to great giving advice on them but the fact that I like them, they're amazing, or beautifully written. But, seriously I'm always willing to read anything. Anyway, I write what I feel, what others feel, what needs to be said, etc. Anyway, you're all beautiful and hope you have a great time reading my poetry.


courtneyhype - 25 posts

I am a poet, blogger, and go getter from San Diego, California. I'm not a very interesting person, but I have noticed that people sometimes enjoy my words.


jessicabrynar - 25 posts


bowlerhatfox - 25 posts

Writer and historian.


Catherine - 25 posts

Nerdy Torontonian with a writing hobby