Poetry Marathon Participants

teetee53 - 12 posts

I have been writing poems since second grade when I won was recognized for writing a poem about Abraham Lincoln. After that I was hooked and thus began a lifetime of poetry as a way of life. I wrote constantly throughout school. I wrote poems in math class. I wrote poems in science class. It was all I wanted to do. In college I majored in creative writing and my final project was a poetry book. Recently I moved to Ventura, California and won a poetry contest hosted by Ventura county. It is my love and it is my passion.

christy199 - 12 posts

coachajs - 12 posts


GrammaticallySo - 12 posts

I currently am 27 and have been bedridden bedridden with chronic Lyme disease and multiple coinfections. This poetry marathon is a major challenge for me, and I'm determined to finish (the half-marathon) to prove to myself I can. Before my body crashed three and a half years ago and left me in bed except to go to the doctor, I attended Centre College in Kentucky, majoring in English and getting a minor in creative writing. Writing has been my biggest passion for as long as I can remember; at age 4 I was talking about writing a book. In college, and after enduring many life experiences that lended me a chance to truly dive deep into my poetry (I had written poems even as a child, but in middle and high school, and then even more in college, poetry became my go-to if I needed to explore my feelings, vent, or just chronicle my day or something positive or negative that had happened. Currently, I'm im the process of working on a project titled, "Made From My Bed Mixtape: It's Not Optional" – Yes, I rap in addition to writing poems, because to me, rap is just poetry put to music. There's currently no release date for this project, because I can't commit to a deadline, but in essence, it will be a CHH (Christian Hip-Hop/Rap) album, made by a chronic illness fighter, right from her own bed, FOR other chronic illness fighters, all the while tackling the issues that come with that physically, mentally, emotionally, and of course, spiritually. I've also got a website dedicated to my journey with chronic Lyme, and it has a poetry section where I've shared some of my past work. If you're interested in checking that out, you can do so at www.lymeislame.com. I'm also a major geek, when it comes to words and language, and in general. Give me a comic book, a game boy with Pokémon loaded inside, turn on Doctor Who, pass me my Captain America hat and my Walden Pond book cover printed shirt and we will be good to go!😊 Outside of writing, I am also extremely passionate about figure skating and, as cliché as it sounds, I am Michelle Kwan's biggest fan...just trust me on this, I'm more than a little embarrassed of some of the extents my younger self went to just to try to contact her in any way/meet her/share things with her/just see her on TV. Boxes on boxes of VHS tapes of competitions are currently in our basement. (I live with my wonderfully selfless husband, Roger, and our copper-nosed beautiful brown eyed beagle, and we have two cats, but between everyone who reads this and me, please don't take offense, but I didn't choose the cats, they were already here-two of them-when I chose the man. Col(C)atteral damage, I guess you could say. But while I'm a major dog person and not so big on felines, I'm an animal lover in general, so they're here to stay and I wouldn't take them away from my husband for anything. Happy to be here and excited to try my best to fulfill this every hour commitment for 12 hours...I'd do the 24-hour marathon easily, because Lyme causes intense insomnia, zero-sleep nights, but my husband's birthday is tomorrow (8/14) so I have to at least attempt sleep tonight because I'm determined to make it a good day for him tomorrow. 🙂 (If you want to connect on social media, you can find me online on Instagram at grammaticallyso and on Twitter at both @grammaticallyso and @lymeislame. Cheers and God bless!


lsiens - 12 posts

1st half - marathon. Trying to challenge myself, do something new, force myself to be creative & to create...

lyricalmelody - 12 posts

vicrompoet-1 - 12 posts

I am a writer, a student, and a wife.


diane6446 - 12 posts

angela - 12 posts

Im 54, have 2 grown daughters and 9 grand children. I was widowed in 1981 and am finally happily married for 5years to an ex bullrider. Ive written poetry my whole life. I am currently working on my short stories and essays.

heidibgw - 12 posts

Teacher, writer, lover of plants and dogs. Live in the Interior of British Columbia, a dry, hot climate, wine, lakes, pine and cactus. Two published books of poetry, working on a novel.


asully123 - 12 posts

I love writing. I've been doing it since I was little. I love to create. I love painting, singing, acting, anything creative. I love trying new things. I have 3 boys that I love playing with- brings out the 'kid' in me. My hubby and I practice the law of attraction and continue to grow in learning it. We all love to get outdoors everyday possible. We believe LOVE wins! I love to see things as if for the 1st time, even if it's not. I love life and I do what I feel at the time it moves me. No planning! Just being and doing and living life as the experience that it is.

jcbeek - 12 posts

lauraruth - 12 posts

Colleen Schwartz - 12 posts

hafeezahyates - 12 posts

Hello My name is Hafeezah and I have been a writer since forever. I have two kids who are incredibly talented and I am not saying that because I am their mom. I started to journal as a child and attempted to write stories. Later in life I find poetry is just the way my heart and mind communicates best with the world. It's weird because not until this year would I consider myself a poet.

cbarna16 - 12 posts

tonet - 12 posts

ryclorak - 12 posts

eve-mary - 12 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 - 12 posts

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

dianawells - 12 posts


PrincessJellyBelly - 11 posts

I want to get good at poetry when I'm sober... Sure I'll do that if I force myself to do something like this and read the works of others. I always welcome feedback and I can't wait to suffer with everybody else on this marathon. I'm not yet brave enough to do 24 hours... Maybe next year?


KiOr - 11 posts

...writer of everything. well, except technical manuals. but clinical protocols! writer, dreamer, mama, midwife.

mlouvar - 11 posts

Helen M

Helen M - 11 posts

college student trying to remember her creative roots before diving into senior year ~ telling stories of her immigrant family and her asian-american experience in the US south


dlaustin3 - 11 posts

Hello, I have little experience writing and I am eager to begin. I am 44 years old and in the midst of the glorious challenge of figuring out what I want to do when I grow up. I am drawn to writing in most genres. I write and speak on various non-fiction topics. My desire is to break into freelance work and fiction novels. I am anticipating the Poetry Marathon will challenge me, but I welcome it.

Sarah Lee Strobel

Sarah Lee Strobel - 11 posts

I have one eBook published and dozens more on the way. My first paper novel Fishing With Dynamite is due on shelves this year. I work as a 4-Star content writer on both Zerys Content Marketplace and Textbroker International. My range of genres continues on from erotica to comedy.

haileynicolegeorge00 - 10 posts

I am a full time student currently working on two novels and various works of short stories and poems. My two poetry chapbooks, Beyond Words and The Emotionless Enigma, are available on amazon.


ladylannae - 10 posts

kenny sztejner - 10 posts

My name is kenny sztejner, I am 16, from Ontario Canada and I am quite new to writing, i've been writing mainly since the past summer, this past October i won "Young Poets Of Canada" so my poem is being published in their anthology, which is where i started to get enough confidence to share my poems with others, I am doing this marathon in hope to meet other poets and to share ideas, and get my thoughts more out in the open.

garwig4 - 9 posts

2017 is my first poetry marathon. Excited to produce work and face the challenge. Taking a basic, no-ideas-but-in-things approach. I live and work in Youngstown, Ohio.

canyonwriter - 9 posts

Artist and poetice, working in Historic Fairhaven, 1000 Harris, #6. Saltwater, a book of poetry can be purchased at Village Books. Teaches writing at WCC. Graduate of PLU with MFA in creative writing.

Abrielle - 9 posts

I'm a full-time Creative Writing and English major. I am freelance at the moment, and trying to put as much exposure and experience under my belt, or pen 🙂 I self-published my first children's book in 2012, I hope to finish publishing my entire series in the future. Poetry has always been my forte and niche. I'm thrilled to be a part of this experience. As for me, I plan to write my heart out for the rest of my days, even if it kills me.


reink - 9 posts

erinelise2184 - 9 posts

anjanajames - 9 posts

I am Anjana .Scribbling at right and wrong times ,at mood swings and enlightenments .Excited to participate for the full marathon.


Blaze17 - 9 posts

I'm a Washington, DC native who loves to write! I'm a long suffering Washington Redskins fan! I'm a cheerleader for the underdogs, black sheep and come back kids.


pzychorockgirl - 9 posts

mystique3 - 8 posts

greyray - 8 posts

vartika - 8 posts

16! Nerdy! Cool! Lobe to do sports! Published Author! Love to write! Poetry lover no matter genre! Love to explore and above all miss CREATIVE!

Arche (ärk) - 8 posts

A poet, a procrastinator, a ponderer. A wordsmith, a warrior, a wanderer. I'm a 36 year old father and aspiring writer using my words to wander into Wonderland. I'm ready for a life less ordinary.

bectora - 8 posts

I am a mother, wife, teacher and wordsmith based in North Nottingham, England. I have had several plays published under a pseudonym, and am a frustrated actor, with words and text as my tool. I love literature. Any sort of literature. And I love music. When I can combine the two, I am in a happy place. I spend a good portion of my day with the teenagers I work with, and take inspiration and joy from them. Their world and mine cross over in so many ways, and yet are so distant in others. They keep me young, and yet make me very aware of my age at all times. I am looking forward to the poetry marathon, but as someone with a full time job and a 5 year old son, I am not sure how much of it I will manage. It's a great challenge and I'm keen to give it a shot and see how I do. Looking forward to meeting you all


maureenmac - 8 posts

I am an Art/Art Hist Professor at a College in Michigan. I had a minor in Poetry as an undergrad, in the early 1990's. I'm probably our of practice, but I'm thinking this half-marathon is a good challenge for me.

Heather Soulen - 7 posts

Scientists, science writer/communicator and creative


epicraes - 7 posts

Greetings all, I am an enthusiastic yet socially aware writer who has just been blessed with the new title as mom as well. So you can imagine I haven't got to do as much writing lately. I have been writing poetry, plays, short stories, etc since I was 9 and am very excited to be in this years marathon!! Yay! Let's do this 🙂


nikhilbhardwaj - 7 posts

Hello im gonna write about everything from every angle.

dramirez - 7 posts

mroselanis - 7 posts


simeonscull - 7 posts

I'm a young man of twenty four years. I love art and poetry and stories of all kinds. I am inspired by mythology and by old tales I think of myself akin to an old irish bard although I'm american. I love to gaze in wonder of things. Everyday is an opportunity to learn something you didn't know. I hope I use the opportunities. Never be the same person twice is one of my motto's. Another is that the only truth to be found must be found for yourself. Live for the moment for it may not come again.

deruspeaks - 7 posts

Born to write. Gifted to speak. Formally afraid to share my gift and love for writing. Ready to share what God has given me and open my world and others to the gift of words and the beauty of lyrical expression. My name is Talaya. Poets call me Deru. I am DeruSpeaks.

thinkoflove - 7 posts

antara - 7 posts

dirtwaffles - 7 posts

Originally a northern California girl (San Francisco bay area), I am currently living in a small town in Oklahoma with my husband, two teen daughters, and many pets. People here like football, church, trucks, country music, and hunting. I don't like any of these things. Cultural pursuits such as The Poetry Marathon and NaNoWriMo, along with reading too much, help me stay cheerful.


kvclements - 6 posts

This is my first time participating in the Poetry Marathon, although I have been writing poems for years (If you'd like to see those, they are on starsister12.deviantart.com.) I've been been writing stories and poems since first grade. Speculative genres are my passion, although high fantasy and classic science fiction hold special favor. In my freshman year of college, I was introduced to anime, manga, and cosplay, and enjoy going to geek and anime conventions like (Re)Generation Who and Katsucon (when I can afford it). I have a B.A. in English from Penn State and work as a public library assistant and freelance editor. My various amateur talents include sketching, swimming, sword-fighting, and playing the ocarina.

alicesaifi - 6 posts

I m the only star which lighten other's life, without having a spark of fire

drepens - 6 posts

L W - 6 posts


Jo - 6 posts

I'm book a nerd and nature lover, an ex-firefighter and a current liver-of-lifer who has learned a lot about chronic pain over the years because I have it. I've lost my identity and found it again, I've been in some deep, dark places, and somehow climbed out, and I want to help others do the same. I want to give voice to the invisible, and hope to the disheartened. Life is now, let's live it.

jazmine1978 - 6 posts

Im a single mother of four. Poetry is life.


brettclay - 6 posts

Born in Kansas City and currently enjoying Colorado's magnificent Front Range, Brett Clay Miller is a locksmith by trade, the father of three, and a lover of words and motorcycles.

johannabowman14 - 6 posts

Adri Sinclair - 6 posts

Afrikaans speaking South African living in London. I have a few way-ward streaks, but poetry has always been the one way to express myself.

onemoore - 6 posts

lionking - 6 posts

nyasiae - 5 posts

Peace, my name is Nyasia and I'm a recent creative writing college graduate. I have a passion for poetry and cooking. Harlem is where home is, but Maryland has my heart.

casihamilton - 5 posts

thepoetress - 5 posts

lrumbaut - 5 posts


becky - 5 posts

Primary Mediums: poetry, short fiction, blog content and novels. Genres: Lyrical Poetry, Freestyle Poetry, Prose Poetry, Urban Fantasy Fiction, Occult Fantasy Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, High Fantasy Fiction, short nonfiction and Drama. Completed Works: Occult Fantasy Novel Long Lost: 2010. “The Lonely Pilot” poem: 2004, Artemis a complete collected works of poetry: 2012. “The Ring” the first short story in a series titled Bloodsport: American Gladiators.: 2012 “Danger Zone” dramatic flash fiction: 2014. “The Second Time Around” science fiction short story: 2014. “On the Fringe” short story: 2014. Oberon: Occult Fantasy, novel-length fantasy series (first installment titled Edict). 2013. Basic CVS Pharmacy Technician Training Manual 2015. Active Projects: Crimson Atlantis Series: novel-length steam punk/ fantasy series (first installment titled The Red Book) “Radio Silence” speculative short fiction. Urban Fallout: serialized novella

veliciaday - 5 posts

pantungg - 5 posts

KArmourPoetress16 - 5 posts

I am a Southern lady, who loves to create poetic works of art. I love poetry!

evilynjune - 4 posts

livingproof - 4 posts

Dudeyoudidnt - 4 posts

Mom of two. Prankster. Investor. Student.

chalan03 - 4 posts

Anna Marie - 4 posts

I am a 25 year old Myrtle Beach native, which tells you less about me that it would about most. I am a poet, philosopher, entrepreneur, challenge-seeker, and full on Beagle mom.

kellylynn - 4 posts

Historian looking for her voice. Exploring options. I have a kitten named PunKin. Cautiously optimistic about completing this 1/2 marathon with some decent poetry.

jawsjudd - 4 posts

misscallaneous - 4 posts

kofiacquah1 - 4 posts

Kofi Acquah is a student and a writer (poet, author and novelist). He is a certificate holder of the 2015 American Poetry Marathon. Having received media attention from the likes of Cape 93.3fm-Ghana, Fifthwall Radio, Florida-USA, Tuck Magazin-USA, Lunaris Review-Nigeria, thepoetswithoutlimits.com, allpoetry.com, poemhunter.com, stageafrik.com and bestnewpoems.com, he is also a co-author of "PALM LEAVES" (a poetry collection published by Forte Publishing in Thailand and Liberia).

mainepoet - 3 posts

I live on a small Maine Island. Love to garden, walk on the beach... and write poetry.

jklomax - 3 posts

I am just an old soul, southern housewife who loves to write poetry. I have been writing since I was about 11 years old. I guess its true, they say if you are meant to be a writer its not something you can just quit. I get frustrated with it sometimes, yet I can't stop trying.

Lluvien - 3 posts

tadk - 3 posts

Father, spouse, grandfather, gamer, insurance, writer (not author).

seekerohan - 3 posts

Hi, my name is Rohan Rathore and I write at a blog name The Twenty Something on my website www.rohanrathore.com I'm a writer, a blogger, a geek, an artist, a scientist, a believer and a seeker. I'm not perfect, I'm just passionate about practice.

hgarvey - 3 posts


sammyelmi - 3 posts

What a thing to do, write every hour for 24 hours. I'm looking forward to the challenge.

elizabethhughes1 - 3 posts

My name is Shannon Radford Hughes. I am a wife of one and mother of 3. I am a freelance writer who is looking to turn my passion into my career.

Serena - 3 posts

Serena here 🙂 half marathon, written on a plane during the wee hours of the morning. I'm new to poetry, please bear with me.

tessayoung - 3 posts

jamesvictor - 2 posts


richardosler - 2 posts

The thing is how to fit a life inside anything - a fist, a smile, a frown. How to fit in a 100 pound mountain dog, four adult children, sixty six years? And my dearheart, Somae. How to fit in specialty money management, journalism and now, full time, poetry. A full length volume last year, Hyaeana Season, a chapbook in 2012. And writers retreats (seven in the past 12 months including a ten day poetry retreat in Italy) and almost a hundred poetry therapy workshops!

solly - 2 posts

Dreamer. Writer. Thinker. Poet.

folklorist - 2 posts

debbie - 2 posts

Caitlin Thomson

Caitlin Thomson - 2 posts

I am a poet, mother, & editor living in Bellingham, Washington. I came up with this idea while eating lunch five years ago. I thought it would be a fun way to creatively torture myself. My husband thought it would work better with community, and really that makes all the difference. To learn more about my writing you can visit my website here: http://www.caitlinthomson.com/

Poetato Maruko

Poetato Maruko - 2 posts

A guy whose life is messed-up just like his penmanship. I am a Filipino. An amateur poet, writer, photographer, artist. An ambassador to the office of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Kainos. I am a potato. I study history, geography, astronomy, theology, and many more!

madliza32 - 2 posts

johnphd - 2 posts

avamaria - 2 posts

I am a retired, lapsed poet/writer and am looking forward to the marathon to help me get started writing again. I have a BBA and I almost completed Masters in Literature. I have a daughter, a son, four grandchildren and one great granddaughter who keep me kind of updated on what's hip and give me great, great joy. I live in Michigan which is beautiful, but I wish the winter was warmer and shorter. I am really excited about this event!

SarahJ - 2 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.

tristin - 2 posts

memomaya31 - 2 posts

ezjaz5gmail-com - 2 posts

mom2dilandcon - 1 post

I am a Caregiver by day and a writer of short stories and poetry (free verse, Haiku, Tanka, Haibun) by night.

Madmaree - 1 post

Star LaBranche

Star LaBranche - 1 post

Star LaBranche has been writing ever since she could put words on paper. She has never stopped. Check out her website StarLaBranche.Com for more information.

cynderh - 1 post

alenacasey - 1 post

Ambivalent Poet

Ambivalent Poet - 1 post

Ambivalent poet. Facebook addict. Failed medical experiment. Community health worker.

surabhijaiswar - 1 post

Patricia - 1 post

I was born in Buffalo, as were many writers. We stayed inside a lot in Buffalo, and this, I find, makes for great literacy in an area. I live in Florida now, where the weather is so hot most of the time that we stay inside a lot, and that is, I suspect, why many writers came from Florida. I'm retired.


Nancoise - 1 post

This is my first time on the Poetry Marathon. I'm looking forward to the late-night crazy poems most of all! My goal is to lose perfectionism and inhibition and just write whatever happens. I'm inspired by the great poems our hosts Caitlin and Jacob have created in the venture in past marathons and by the sensation of world-wide participation. 🙂


KaciiacK - 1 post

I am an artist, songwriter/singer, poet, teacher, and mother. Creating has always been a big part of my life, and it has shaped who I became and continue to become. When I have nothing else, I have my abilities and imagination. They take me farther than anything else and they are absolutely the most important thing in my life right along with all those that I love and surround myself with. Life is beautiful and I hope to leave it even more beautiful.

DarlaK - 1 post

I'm a published poet with a day job writing in Clearwater Florida. I post micropoetry on Twitter @darlak2012 and am working on several chapbook projects.

Chokka - 1 post

I'm fascinated by all genres of literature but always turn to poetry to lighten up my mood or simply to enjoy my time when I am sitting around. I love language and rhyme and I hope to read amazing poetry during the marathon today.


aroberts08 - 1 post

Full-time mommy to my one and only precious baby boy. First time Poetry Marathoner and excited to give it a whirl. Native Floridian living right next door to Mickey Mouse and Cinderella's Castle. Okay, maybe more like an hour away, but it's still pretty magical. Excited to write some words in a poetic manner and see if I'm any good at it. Did I mention I was excited to write some poems?

mackem - 1 post

I am at the tail-end of my Creative Writing degree, and as you can see from my avatar I sometimes take the unexpected view. This is my first attempt at a poetry marathon, and I do not know what to expect. Perhaps some great work will arise from it but it may go down in the annals of time as just another night without sleep. Even if it does there's some mileage in that alone!

rondeau - 1 post

ajanta - 1 post

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.

Swit Yen - 1 post

Swit Yen is a 'Jacqueline of all trades' who loves wearing plaids. She doesn't believe in things that fade and fulfills the promises that she made. She seeks the hearts of the troubled, to be a listener in times when things are doubled. She's the kind who stands in the gap, who will only call it quits when it's a wrap. #PostItPoems #MurukuMurmurations FB: The Muruku Murmurations http://themurukusisterhood.blogspot.com/

bloodybutunbowed - 1 post

shittu - 1 post

mkmartin - 1 post

I used to be a leaf on the water, but now I'm a leaf on the wind.

DarkBlue - 1 post

Dark Blue Poetry is an outlet where the emotions can come out, followed by an uplifting soul. My inspiration comes from my English teacher Mr. Pruitt, Edgar Allan Poe, Levi the Poet, and Robert Frost, just to name a few. Most of my pieces come from my heart and life experiences as a man, friend, husband and father. I've been writing for 11 years now and have recently started performing my pieces live. I've performed at Heaven's Pit and several open mics in northern Virginia in the last couple years. My latest endeavor has been what I call picture poetry for a few local businesses. As well, I'm working on my final draft of my first chapbook.


batfanatic39 - 1 post

Aspiring fantasy writer and comic book enthusiast

jyoeru - 1 post

From Dallas for about 30 years. Moved to Indianapolis and got my degree in English at IU. Then I moved back to Dallas, then to MA, then to NH, and now back to IN as both a spiritual journey and a curse of an unfortunate economy. I write. I ramble. I ramble when I write. I drool when I write, too. Especially if I write something that bypasses my own inner-critic (AKA insecurity). I am hardcore into themes regarding sexuality and human nature (good and bad), and I tend to try to relate to these topics via food and the processes of cooking. There's something spiritual about cooking. And there's something relatable about food and humanity: it connects all the people from all the world from all the times, especially when the old traditions still fire up our modern grills. I am a patterns person, so I am prone to find them quickly, and I incorporate them subconsciously. I am a fan of Gertrude Stein. I am also probably the only person who's ever laughed while reading As I Lay Dying (having decided the book was dark humor over anything else). I am definitely not for everyone; sometimes not even for myself!

Kathy Burkett - 1 post

wondermom315 - 1 post

gracie - 1 post

I love writing and have been writing since 10, it helps clear my head and helps me express my feelings without having to say them

Ksenija Perković - 1 post

I come from the capital of Croatia. My whole life is about writing: poetry, novels, plays, haiku ... Even reality shows and quizzes. Ever since I remember, and it all stated at 6 with first days of school, I've been nothing but devoting my life to writing. Unfortunately, having so much behind, does not mean I am successful yet. Besides several poems being published, all I am facing are constant rejections. Some say I am over complicated for them and others take it easier to put it aside after ten pages. Last I wrote were two strategies that I have presented the president of the Euro Parliament in Brussels and that would greatly increase problems with unemployment and poverty. As every other work, it's been put aside with kind words of rejection. As for my professional calling, I am an engineer of the laboratory medicine and I am currently working on three manuscripts and a play.


shedevil57 - 1 post

Hafa Adai Everyone! I am from an island in the Pacific Ocean that is 30 miles long and population is about 160,000 called Guam. I am a retired Teacher and a writer of poetry for a longtime. It helps my depression and my troubled mind which overthinks at times. On my island I am a healer and a local artist. My hobbies are photography and drawing!


chickadee - 1 post

Always in need of caffeine, writer, editor, mother, birder, MSer, owned by many pets.

The Literary Gangster - 1 post

Tracie aka The Literary Gangster has an array of short stories and poetic musings published in various anthologies and collections including the Melbourne Writer’s Social Group’s 2016 Anthology Melbourne, and her self published book of poetic musings The Longing & Other Fairytale Feelings. She was a finalist in the Solo Monologue Competition 2013 for her monologue ‘Burg and the Bird’, and her work has appeared on ABC Earshot, including a radio produced version of her story Jean. Tracie was invited as as special guest to participate the Scone Writers Festival as part of a panel discussion with the topic ‘Keep It Short’ in November 2016. Her first ebook, titled Hundreds and Thousands: A collection of one hundred word stories, was published on Amazon in 2016, and in paperback in 2017.


mellow - 1 post

52 year old woman. Have been writing poetry since secondary school. Some favourite poets include David Harsent, Yeats, Owen Sheers and Ted Hughes.

misty - 1 post

bdarling83 - 1 post

I am a 34 year old mother of three, two boys and one girl. I have been writing ever since I was in elementary school as a hobby. I enjoy writing and it is a good stress reliever for me. I have lately been thinking of writing more often and cannot wait to start this poetry marathon!

George Saba

George Saba - 1 post

19 year old cat lady who's fascinated with felines and words.

{sm} - 1 post

omnithex - 1 post

timeless being in this day and age

caylexc - 1 post

literarypixie - 1 post

Antonia - 1 post

MaryStone - 1 post

h-a-me - 1 post

courtmcamp - 1 post

looking-glass-girl - 1 post

Hello! My name is Claire. I am 24, live in Brisbane. Most of my belongings are books! I have a two year old daughter, am studying HR, IR, and politics, and work part time at a personal development company. I regularly recite my poetry in various Brisbane haunts, and I am having my first book of poetry published soon! Yay! Currently writing a novel about Australian nurses and political poets in the Vietnam War.

amanda - 1 post

shoomi - 1 post


ssrarity87 - 1 post

Hey everyone my name is Jami Sonsalla. I'm 28 years old and have been writing for about 20 years now. I've never shared my work with anyone and I've finally decided to fight my fear of criticism and shyness of opening up. I'm currently in the hospital and have been here for 5 days due to some kidney issues. I wish everyone the best of luck and am excited to be a part of this event!



























Pyotr Miley is the nom-de-plume of an unsuccessfully incognito romantic. A veteran of small-town Nebraska, big-city Europe, Kansas farm country, Western Maryland Appalachia, surburban Colorado and a Benedictine monastery or two, Pyotr, enjoys spinning words into stories. Years of writing found their way into litter bins spread across several thousand miles and two continents before he found the courage to begin to keep and to share some of what he was scribbling onto napkins and coasters. Pyotr, who makes no secret of his either his 'real' name nor his 'legal' name, prefers to use a nom-de-plume that honors his father, who died when Pyot was six. Besides the nickname, 'Pete', this semi-legendary family figure also helped instill in Pyot, at an early age, his love of words, and later, posthumously, of artistic endeavour. Pyot lives a quiet but jovial and convivial, cenobitical existence with his books, his art, his faith and his love of the magic that is life.




















I'm not the creator of the Poetry Marathon, my wife Caitlin is, but I help manage the event and the website. I'm participating as well. I like to write sonnets.


An aspiring lazy writer who talks about her love for writing a lot more than she actually writes!



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