Poetry Marathon Participants


emilyland -26 posts

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


anomalousresult -26 posts

I'm a technical writer with a massive financial company who blundered into the role through a series of lucky coincidences. But, I also write things that are non-technical, because procedures and processes are poor sustenance for the soul, and a wildly inappropriate place for reckless creativity.


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. I've been travelling for the last year among family and friends with my dog in an 18' RV. What an amazing adventure and perspective on all the recent changes! It's a scary time full of opportunity and growth. The Poetry Marathon is part of embodying that life of energetic commitment to artistic effort.


Diane Carmony -26 posts

My name is Diane and I live in Southern California with my partner, four dogs and one tabby cat.


ladybird -26 posts

I've been writing since I was a young girl. I'm looking forward to the poetry marathon to engage in a challenge of producing a large body of work in a short period of time. In recent times I have developed the confidence to share my writing with friends and with their encouragement I'm venturing further a field to the public arena.


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 🙂


Samantha -25 posts

Show me inspiration, and I'll show you the world. Budding writer, dreamer, lifelong learner. <3

Cameron Gilkes

Cameron Gilkes -25 posts

I am freelance writer and photography by nights and weekends. By day I work in the standard 9:00 to 5:00 world of corporate America. I have been writing poetry since I was able to put words on paper. My life and my hobbies all revolve around this love for words. Everyday I challenge myself on how I can do a little more with my passion for writing.


Ivan Bekaren -25 posts

I am an actor, singer - songwriter and poet. I find creating, performing and promoting art of all kinds for the beautification and advancement of human consciousness worthwhile. Through the medium of storytelling and the art forms, i always look to learn something new, enlighten, and entertain


jdgbp -25 posts

John Dutton has taught language arts to middle school students in Prince William County for more years than he can remember. Seeing that the life of a teacher is filled with stacks upon stacks of papers waiting to be graded, he prefers spending his time as a classroom scribe writing alongside his students. He enjoys writing poetry and stories because anything is possible when pencil hits paper! In January 2015, John began hosting Spilled Ink. Spilled Ink is an open microphone night celebrating the written word held on the fourth Friday of the month at Jirani Coffeehouse in Old Towne, Manassas. It is open to all writers, authors, poets, or scribblers. All are welcome to read or listen. Please see his website at www.SpilledInkVA.com. John has published two books: "Armadillo Lost Her Pillow" and "Argument at the Airport." His third book, "Billy Pug’s Worst Day," is now in its final stages, so look for it soon.


megawriter -25 posts

I'm a 20 year old young man from California who loves to write, act, play games, and so on. While I'm not currently a published author or poet, I have been a competitive writer on both a local and a global scale. This will be his first year as a participant in the poetry marathon and he is looking forward to the creativity and challenge.


gmariec -25 posts

everybody a poet


Fiona -25 posts

GIS by day. Aspiring writer by night. SuperHero in training. 2020 is my second poetry marathon. Last year my email entry into the anthology became trapped in my outbox, for some unknown reason. Perhaps it was a sign. I hope to create words worthy of print this year. I welcome any thoughts on how to improve what I’ve written. Many thanks. Joyous writing to you all 🙂


shawker -25 posts

Secondary English teacher in Worcestershire, England. Amateur novelist and follower of the old ways. Blessed Be! 😉


gloriajean -25 posts

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


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


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.


yibbet -25 posts

I teach writing in many different contexts, and I think making stuff may save us.

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! 🙂


Aymen Zaheer -25 posts

Respected friends, i am from Pakistan, but born and grew up in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and am part of the Pakistan Writers Club. Automation is my job, but poetry is my passion. Wrote various articles and local community reports that were published in news papers.


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.


jrturek -25 posts

Hi! I am a poet, editor, workshop leader, and host for several poetry events on Long Island. I am the author of 5 full-length poetry collections and have written a poem-a-day for over 16 years. Writing a poem-an-hour is a challenge I am looking forward to. After all, sleep is overrated.


ajanta -25 posts

Poet, Writer, Artist, Photographer, Reader, Mother, Friend, Moderating Mediator, Space Holder, Eclectic Beholder, Societal Observer, Mindful Meditator, Spiritual Journeyer, Grounded, Compassionate Listener, Articulate Communicator, Interested Bystander, Existential Commentator, Soulful Musical Reveller, Multifaceted Peripheral Dweller, Wiser, Eclectic Wondering, Wandering Renunciate.


SarahW -25 posts

Native New Englander living on the south coast of MA. 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.


Ropa -25 posts

I am a love poet, christian and lover of Christ i'm 18 and i'm male


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.


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.

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.


thebootlegbodhisattva -25 posts

Interfaith Minister, Mystic Poet, Irreverent Reverend Nadine Morsch is The Bootleg Bodhisattva


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


Nix -25 posts

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


erinemerick45 -25 posts

Teacher last 10 years. Mother of 6 including 1 set of twins and 1 set if triplets. MFA dropout looking to get back in the poetry habit.


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_


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.


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.


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.


jgershon1213 -25 posts

Love everything! Fear nothing. Four words to live by. I am living the art of knowing rather than believing. I have a college degree, but my passions have came from nature. My degree is in psychology, which suits me well because i enjoy researching and experimenting. I also know that our minds are our strongest muscles in our bodies. We are just a soul living in skin. I used to think, "I may not be where i want to be, but i'm going somewhere". Now, i think, "I am exactly where i should be, and everything is exactly how it should be". The only thing that has ever held me back from anything is a thought. Usually those thoughts came from fear. I made up my mind to leave no room for fear in my life. So now, all of my dreams are coming true. Its a pleasure to be here, and to write.


markpoet -25 posts

Onoruoiza Onuchi is a Corporate Communications Warhead, Lexical Hitman and an eclectic Wordsmith. He is a Nigerian based in Lagos, Nigeria.


reuben -25 posts

I live in Sydney, Australia and populate my time with inspirations and fascinations. I'm currently studying literature and working as a cook but I spend most of my time reading, writing, playing chess or country music and asking myself if it's too late for coffee or too early for wine. The poetry marathon seems like a wonderful way to further distract myself from everyday affairs.


bowlerhatfox -25 posts

Writer and historian.


Catherine -25 posts

Nerdy Torontonian with a writing hobby


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.


sole95 -25 posts

Translator, Interpreter, Editor, Writer, World Traveler, Lover of fine art, Poetry, Music, Cuisine, Architecture, Interior Design and Interesting People.


Hafeezah -25 posts

Hafeezah is a poet, author and community advocate. Her first published poem was included in the," 2017 Poetry Marathon Anthology." A professionally trained advocate in trauma-informed care and peer support for children's mental health. Hafeezah’s work has been focused on providing safe outlets for teens and adults to have an open dialogue about complex community issues. Hafeezah began her writing through therapeutic journaling and later poetry.


sophiag -25 posts

I am a Missionary to Central/South America. I have been writing for a very long time. I am currently on a 3 month long journey away from my family in Costa Rica, learning Spanish. I love the Lord very much and He inspires all that I write. Proverbs 31:25 "She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." My life verse!


I.B.Y -25 posts

Writer and poet, I am passionate about stories that go beyond narrative and dive into the nuance of the human experience.


Laurak -25 posts

Poet. Reader. Geek.


DanielleM -25 posts

A former Journalist and Copy Writer from the Caribbean. Danielle is finally taking the plunge and sharing her secret passion with others. She is working on her first poetry book and hoping that she'll continue flying towards her dreams.


gmazul -25 posts

Gina writes novels, short stories, and poetry. She is currently working on a YA science fiction novel. A former science teacher and herbalist and current triathlete -- Gina draws on these diverse interests to inspire her writing.


emitch -25 posts

Jersey Girl. Tough. Sweet. Smart. Unique.


eve-mary -25 posts

Eve is a 5th grade teacher in Massachusetts. She has been writing poetry since she was seven. Mary, her daughter, is presently teaching English in Santiago, Chile. This year, Eve and Mary are teaming up as a mother-daughter team to share our love of words.


please9 -25 posts

IT professional with a lifelong love of writing and research. I enjoy reading and writing poetry, sci-fi, fantasy and noir.


Sandy Lender -25 posts

Fantasy Author Sandy Lender is a hybrid author, sea turtle conservationist, and critical thinker. She published her first book of poetry this year, titled "Poems of Trials, Triumphs, and Turtles," but she can't convince Amazon to list it on her author page with her other works...maybe someday...


thepoeticunderground -25 posts

I'm Erin, 19 years old from (usually) sunny Queensland, Australia. I run the blog thepoeticunderground.com and I don't even know what I'm getting myself into.


kevinbrennan -25 posts

Hi My name is Kevin Brennan and this is my first time doing the poetry marathon. I am from Dublin Ireland. I am currently working on my second novel, a science fiction story that starts in the present and goes fifty years into a utopian future where the human race saves itself and the planet thanks to a worldwide shift in attitude. My nickname comes from the title of my first book Gurriers. I perform poetry in The International Bar in Dublin every Wednesday at a fantastic event called Dublin's Underground Beat. This is a music and poetry open mike night where all artists are welcome. We get lots of overseas talent. Last night we had a poet from Chicago, a blues guitarist from Salt Lake City and a harmonica player from Germany. Any poets who come to Ireland should come and join us for a session.

Crystal Davis

Crystal Davis -25 posts

A modern troubadour trading 365 global experiences for words through Project Curious. Lover of honey tea and fan of odd socks, about to start a writing residency in Italy for July! I am taking on the full marathon, and look forward to the glories of sleep deprivation and intense creative immersion! You can find me at www.crystaldavis.com.au or on fb as CrystalDavisAuthor xx


joanie -25 posts

This is somewhat formal for a PIttsburgh girl--no MFA, just a love of words. By the way, I am doing half marathon. Joan Leotta has been playing with words since childhood. She has won awards in the USA and abroad for her writing and performing. Joan has four novels, a collection of short stories, and a picture book in print. Her poetry and essays are in Gnarled Oak, Red Wolf, A Quiet Courage, Eastern Iowa Review, Hobart Literary Review, Silver Birch, Postcard Poems and Prose and others. She recently completed a second term as a Tupelo 30/30 poet and her second picture book, Summer in a Bowl, comes out in September 2016. Joan also performs folklore and one-woman shows on historic figures and teaches writing and story performance. She lives in Calabash, NC with husband Joe where you can find her walking the beach or sorting travel photos. You can reach her at www.joanleotta.wordpress.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joan-Leotta-Author-and-Story-Performer/188479350973


dusty.grein -25 posts

Dusty Grein is an author, award-winning poet and graphics designer from Federal Way, Washington. He currently lives in the Pacific Northwest, where his 15 year old daughter is trying to raise him tight (with limited success). A contributing member of the Society of Classical Poets, he focuses on keeping the classic forms of meter and rhyme fresh and alive. When he is not busy writing, he donates a great deal of his time and graphics talent. In honor of his grandson Eddy, lost to SIDS at 13 weeks old, he creates free memorial images for bereaved families, with a special focus on infant and pregnancy loss. His blog, From Grandpa's Heart... is followed by fans around the world.


jlwright -25 posts

J. L. Wright is a fulltime RVer enjoying traveling the United States. J. L. wishes to start conversations about current issues through an artistic voice in poetry, photography, and graphic art. Recent publications include The Wire’s Dream Magazine, GNU Journal, Whatcom Watch, Solstice Magazine, and Peace Poets Anthology and chapbook.


susanstedman -25 posts

I started writing stories when i was 6 years old and it has remained my passion for 48 years now. My first public pieces were for my high school newspaper, then for our local county newspaper. I posted 35 stories & poems on a popular erotica website in the 90s, then exited that genre. In the last 8 years, i wrote essays for a ministry where i worked and produced all their literature. While there, I also led a monthly writer's group. All my life, i wrote for myself - as a form of therapy, I suppose. I have written dozens of novels over the years but never tried to publish any until last week when a persuasive friend talked me into doing it. As of today, I have 4 books published on Amazon. They make up a series that is part romance, part suspense with a teeny bit of Irish faery-magic mixed in. This is my first poetry marathon and I'm really looking forward to the challenge.


novamarie -25 posts

2020 is my first year participating in the marathon. I started writing when I was pretty young. Over 20 years ago. It saved me during some dark times in my life. I stopped writing for a really long time. But in the last couple years or so, I've gotten back into it. I've missed it. It feels like coming home. You can check out my work on Instagram novamarie_poetry


Baker -25 posts

I am a young aspiring writer, who wants to restyle and revamp his writing. I am a serious adrenaline junkie and writing helps take my mind off doing death defying stunts and actions


Veronica Robbins -25 posts

I'm a professional writer by trade, which means I write for food, but rarely for me. Married mother of two. San Francisco Giants fan. Dog lover, Lover of the written word.

Amrutha B Nair

Amrutha B Nair -25 posts

My name is Amrutha and I am from India. I like reading and writing, a bibliophile, of course, who aims to be a writer. I write both prose and poetry. Academically I'm a science student, majoring in maths.


Robert Nalagan -25 posts

I'm 35, starting my long and painful but rewarding career as a culinary arts professional. I'm doing the whole marathon. I'm going to attempt to post every hour but alas I work the swing shift at a restaurant.


Leo Bianco -25 posts

I started writing to get me through a hard time with my son's surgeries at the request of friends who said to try writing you can't keep it all bottled up inside and turns out I enjoy making people feel my words so I dabble every now and then, am i an author or poet? no i don't think so, have i been published? no other than my blog? am i a writer no I just write. why am i here? to see what real writers poets and authors think of my writing to see if maybe I am wrong and possibly I do fall into one of the categories that I have been thinking I'm not good enough to be in


imee12 -25 posts

Hi! I'm trying to get back into writing after having a baby six months ago! When I'm not hanging out with my little girl, I'm a software engineer. I'm excited to be a part of this poetry marathon.


liamstrong2-0 -24 posts

Hi, I'm Liam, I'm a published poet, and this is my second poetry marathon. I'll be doing the full marathon again this year.


nerp -24 posts

I am a creative problem solver and relationship builder! After a career in residential life (5 campuses in 3 states) for over twenty years I am currently un(der) employed and looking for a position where both my experience and formal training in creativity can help a business, organization or nonprofit grow and be recognized. I'm married with two adult children and a spoiled rotten beagle.


connieburgess -24 posts

I am a Mother of four daughter's, married for 25 years. I am a 3rd degree high priestess through Our Lady of Enchantment. Owner of Connie's Crafts & Crochet. I have been a part time writer since the 80's. Have been published in a couple of poetry anthologies...


chelliebanner -24 posts

Born some fourty plus years ago to a wonderful community of family friends and neighbors in West Philadelphia.i have over twenty years of experience working in the health care industry.Married my friend had two amazing children I call my Sun and Moon , even too great dogs. I would definitely describe myself as a classic city girl with the soul of a Georgia peach..


Ardelle Ray -24 posts

My name is Ardelle, although I'm also known as Ms. Tiger to You, or Ms. Tiger, or Tiger. I'm retired and live in Las Vegas. I began writing poetry and prose when I was 6, stopped when I was 18, then resumed when I was 54. I now write short stories themed to stage magic and illusion, and poetry. Perhaps I'll get courageous and try a screenplay or novel, who knows...


Qundeel Aymen -24 posts

I'm a Riyadh City-based poet and freelance writer. I studied English Literature at university. I love reading and writing. I wrote many articles that were published in various web magazines. I am excited to be a part of this poetry marathon.


margpeg73 -24 posts

Poet from Long Island, NY. Special Education Paraprofessional. I love writing, music, animals, purple, actively involved in poetry on Long Island, concerts, and more.


LisaAllenHyde -24 posts

Lisa Allen Hyde is the pen name of a writer living in Northern California. She enjoys travel, live music and spontaneity. She thinks that daydreams are underrated and when not daydreaming, she loves delving into a good book. This is her second Poetry Half Marathon. Instagram: Lisa_Allen_Hyde


Jodi Varnese -24 posts

I am a short story writer and poet by night. I enjoy music of various genres and horseback riding. My partner in crime is my boxer, Roxie, and I do my best to follow the guidance of Jesus and the Holy Spirit through life's many challenges and great experiences.


LiamStrong -24 posts

I'm Liam, I mostly write poetry, but I've also won an award for a play I've written, and I want to further myself in the local writing scene in my town. I'm taking part in the full marathon, as a challenge, to get new material for a chapbook I may release soon, and read some great poetry!


marty58 -24 posts

i have written and publish two poetry books i enjoy writing poetry


C.H. Carrick -24 posts

I'm a writer, searching for publication.


jilowill -24 posts

Based in Atlanta, Georgia I will be participating in the 1/2 marathon this year for the second time.


Chloe -24 posts

Chloe Forsting is 21 and lives in Louisville, Kentucky. She pursues poetry mostly as a solitary act and steals frequently from other poets to offset her perceived or actual shortcomings. She was inducted into poetry by her high school English teacher when he made the class read The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Things have more or less gone from there. She still likes T.S. Eliot in spite of his own shortcomings.

Larisa Fernandes

Larisa Fernandes -24 posts

Hi! I'm Larisa Fernandes, a high-schooler who's simply in love with literature. I plan on completing this year's marathon as diligently as I can.


dishakhanna -24 posts

Diva that's what my kith and kins call me. Highly passionate to write and feels poetry is the way to pour my heart out. I am a real fun loving and adventurous person and loves to play with words. This Poetry Marathon is a creative way of expressing yourself by seeing the other creative minds moving on with the flow. Getting real fun being a part of it and wishes to be an every year poet from now onwards.


meriyenmarquez31 -24 posts

My life it's a deathless adventure with the everyday challenges.✨I'm bless with the gift of motherhood, My girls are my everything, I see my life in the reflection of their eyes.✨ As a single mom i had many challenges, but I would take them all, allover again for my girls. I'm pursuing a level of education the leads me to a better job and a better income, going back to school at whatever ages, is better than sitting around waiting for a miracle. ✨ ✒️Writing it's one of my passion and i'm finally on the road with this project. I like to dream, and work hard on the path to my SUCESS. I can't sit here and wait for it, I must go seeking for my SUCESS. I prefer the true any time, lies would trap you. You can't build on lies, it will disintegrate. The true would always set you free. ✨ Be advise always be yourself, everyone else it's taken. This is why I'm myself, I'm UNIQUE and most important I'm always evolving.This is me✨


EvaElBeze -24 posts

Eva Cherokee El Beze grew up in San Francisco, CA in an anarchist theatre collective. Eva has been published in magazines, journals and books for her poetry, personal essays and creative nonfiction as well as won awards for stage and film scripts. You can follow her on Twitter @evaelbeze She divides her time between India, Europe, Africa and California.


Prachi -24 posts

I am a writer, a poet, a mom and an emerging storyteller. I enjoy writing dark stories as well as children stories in equal measure. My poetry is honesty because they are the only way I can express my rage, melancholy and despair.


jill1980 -24 posts

I am a freelance writer from Texas City TX with 5 published books and works published by Chicken Soup for the Soul and Hallmark.


LolaB -24 posts

I'm a Children's author and Teacher. I empower children to see themselves the way God sees them. I love to watch movies, read and eat ice cream sandwiches.


jeannine -24 posts

Just realise I haven't told you anything about myself. But so excited about taking part, a bit I don't know what hasn't been following me since signing up. I contract as a post person, write a lot and just love to be alive doing all the things I like doing. Am a gran gran too and really proud about that fact. Cant wait to start but I have nothing to say,...


catscrazi1 -24 posts

I am blessed four times over with four wonderful children. All my life I have loved to read and I write poetry. I live in California but I would love to retire in Tennessee on a farm with a porch to have coffee every morning with God, family and friends. God is so good that when my daughter was 2 months old she had died and He brought her back to life. She is now 10 and is here for a purpose for such a time as this in my life. I look forward to the new challenge and hopefully a new career.


William Connors -24 posts

Hey there. Welcome to wherever you find yourself. I hope you enjoy these words for whatever you find them to be. Snapshots of still motion and emotion and light, sometimes.


ksds9899 -24 posts

I am using this 2015 Poetry Marathon to honor the memory of my grandmother Barbara, who transformed into Light in January of this year. She gave me words to love. It is my best hope to use them now to reflect the beauty of her life.

Tamal Kundu

Tamal Kundu -24 posts

He is a homo sapien living somewhere in the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta. His days require him to work as a media personnel at a daily newspaper, his nights inspire poetry.


seventhsolstise -24 posts

Hello fellow word architects. I go by Seventh Solstise (change in the spelling), I am a retired Elementary School teacher, and was employed in that capacity for 21 years. I was formerly the Risk Manager of the City of Compton, performing loss prevention and employee rehabilitation referral and disability retirement services. I received my Bachelor of Arts from Chapman University, and later attended National University to obtain my California Teaching Credential and Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership. I am the proud mother of three beautiful and talented daughters. I have worked as an Insurance Agent, College Counselor, and Grants Writer for the Compton Police Department and have enjoyed enormous experience working in this capacity. I am now retired and seeking to publish my writing and poetry. I am extremely excited about the Poetry Marathon and pray my hands and my mind hold up to the challenge. Return Victorious!


holden lyric -23 posts

Editor-in-chief of Paper Plane Pilot Publishing www.thepaperplanepilots.com


trehbein -23 posts

"...the creations of poetry being more vivid and real than the poets themselves." ~ Herman Hesse "The Journey East" Montana native, rooted in Wyoming.


lorettagraham -23 posts

Born poet, Working Actor


Jessica -23 posts

I'm drawn to the insides of things, like gizzards and puppet joints. Originally from Albuquerque, NM, I now live in Los Angeles with my cat, Joni Mitchell, and I love it here.

David Bruce Patterson

David Bruce Patterson -23 posts

I have recently published "Square Wheels," a novel. It is a family saga that takes place in Toronto, circa 1925. Forthcoming is "Forthright but Furtive," an anthology of short stories and poems. My most prolific writing activity is writing a poem every morning with what I call an "unzipped" and "uncluttered' head. A poem is simply a word followed by another word, with the connection being whatever the mind can conjure up. Can you follow up the word love with window? Certainly! Writing is a joy for many reasons, one being is that he can laugh at himself. Admittedly, laughing at the world can be more of a challenge.


canyonwriter -22 posts

Nancy Canyon is an artist and writer working in Historic Fairhaven, 1000 Harris, #6. Saltwater, a book of poetry, can be purchased at Village Books. She teaches writing at WCC and coaches memoir writers for The Narrative Project. Graduate of PLU with MFA in creative writing.


callanwh -22 posts

creative writing student at ljmu / gold v support on league of legends / likes plants and poetry


Dena Stephanie Cook -21 posts

An aspiring poet and writer motivated by love,pain,passion and my over active imagination. Working on a book of poetry dedicated to the joys and pains of falling in and out of love.


Mallika Girotra -21 posts

Hey I am Mallika, 22 year old Fashion Design Student from India. I was born in a city named Moradabad in Western Uttar Pradesh, India and right now I am doing my graduation from Delhi NCR. I am the kind of girl who would rather choose her hot chocolate and writing a poem rather than going out. Don't get me wrong..... I love shopping too.....as much as any other girl but I happen to love my poetry more....Hope you like my writings....Love light and poetry to all.....<3


Patricia Harris -20 posts

Patricia Harris is a poet, and author with several volumes published of poetry and three children's books. Mother, geek, and all around creative artist, Patricia is a full package.


victoriajane -20 posts

I recently broke a 20+ year writer's block! I have been freelance writing so I constantly focus on someone else's work instead of my own. I have returned to writing fiction, but have not yet made it back into the form of expression I have always been best at: POETRY! Twenty-four poems is a mere drop in the proverbial bucket compared to the poetry that is waiting anxiously in my subconscious to become manifest. This marathon is the perfect way to add necessity and deadlines to my inspiration. Even if I write the worst 24 poems imaginable, maybe my creative constipation will have passed. I'm looking so forward to this experience. Sharing it with so many other poets is fascinating and should be a great way to meet others who share my passion.


JenniferOlski -19 posts

I've been a professional writer and editor for more than 25 years. Now I'm focusing on my own visions with painting, teaching creativity courses, and poetry.


grapeicies -19 posts

Just a little woman livin' in a big city.


tmarion -19 posts

I was born in a little country town called Belden, Ms. I was raised with three brothers by a single parent until I was twelve. We relocated to Leavenworth, Ks. I graduated from LHS (Leavenworth High School) . After about twelve years of snow. Driving and sliding on ice in Kansas, we had enough so we moved. My elderly mother and I to Panama City, Fl. Yes, the beach area was what I once said.


joyfulhope -18 posts

In love with life, I am wife to my best friend and grateful mother to 7 children. A former licensed insurance agent, these days I love to ponder the classics and to write down thoughts which happen to come my way. Hopefully these reflections will lift up the beautiful, the true, and the good. I also enjoy experimenting with paleo/gluten free baking and the AIP diet. In my "past life", I lived and traveled overseas. I liked that, but these days I am passionate about pilgrimages: spiritual journeys but also this pilgrimage called life! My favorite thing, though, (besides learning as much as I can about my Catholic faith) is to just sit back with my husband and watch our children grow and bloom, like colorful flowers in a verdant field.

Amy Wax

Amy Wax -18 posts

I was created to write, with 2019 being my 40th year writing. I have an analog mind in a digital world and still compose longhand with pen & paper, which now seems quaint. A chronic overthinker, my writing is my release. With 99 volumes, 12,424 pages and 19,296 poems (as of this entry) my writing chronicles my life on every level, in far too much detail! Most poems are free verse, conversational, some imagist, extremely eclectic. I have several ebooks available at http://www.smashwords.com


cpatton -18 posts

I'm working on a visual poem called SCRO. It's going to be a scroll. (Also an installation I think). More about it here https://artofcompost.wordpress.com/2016/07/30/scro-part-i/ and here https://artofcompost.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/scro-ii/ if you're curious. Also I teach at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, USA. Looking forward to the marathon. Laying in Sharpies, X-acto blades, a toner cartridge, caffeine, nuts and berries, energy bars.


punkpillywiggin -17 posts

Autistic, college dropout, anarchist, witch, doing my best.


FionaThunderstorm -17 posts

Personal info: - adult by law - biologically female - lives in the time zone GMT+1 (UTC+2) Poem stats: - writing since 2016 - written a total of about 10 poems - needs to work on English poem skills - looking forward to the Poetry Marathon


justlei -16 posts

Leila is a memoirist, fiction writer, poet, Preeclampsia and Mental Health Advocate. "I live off of books, prayers and coffee, and spend my day chasing after 2 miracle babies."


ranoblett -16 posts

I am a veteran of the US Army and I currently work as a supervisor for a private security company. My passions are writing, music, (and sorry not sorry) Jesus.


tw3stars -16 posts

currently pursuing an mfa-creative writing at my alma mater, mississippi university for women.


Samantha -16 posts

I hate writing bios but I'll give it a go. I grew up in a pecan grove among the swamps of south Georgia, after my family settled where my Dad's folks were when he decided to retire from the Air Force. I've spent a lifetime making up stories and using my imagination from the gifts my parents gave me. I got my love of science from my Dad, Neal, and my love of people and art from my Mom, Crissee. I have a Bacheors in Social Sciences from Thomas University and now working on a Masters of Art in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.


mollymurray -16 posts

I'm the author of Today, She Is (Wipf & Stock, 2014), editor of The Atelier Project (CreateSpace, 2015), and editor of the blog Paper Mill. My poetry and stories have appeared in places including Ink, Sweat & Tears, Quailbellmagazine.com and The Wayfarer (forthcoming). I have an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow; I love northwest coasts and the magic of creativity.


kali -15 posts

I'm an artist, mother, and wedding planner. Love writing and making lemon meringue pie out of sucky lemons


aceshannon36 -15 posts

Hi all, I have been writing since about jr high and I love it! I have won an Honorable Mention Short Story Award for my story "Timeless Love" and my book "Walk My Path" is on Amazon now. I also love to read, take lots of pictures (esp of nature and buildings), paint and scrapbook.


Aiyana -15 posts

plant-based traveler extraordinaire resident of earth since August 16th, 2004 . . . This is my first year participating in the poetry marathon. I am writing from my island home of Maui, on the sunset side of Haleakala. I tend to write waywardly and I am not sorry.