Poetry Marathon Participants

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taimunkaiser - 2 posts

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cornrowprincess - 1 post

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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.

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mom2dilandcon - 1 post

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

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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

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?

Ambivalent Poet

Ambivalent Poet - 1 post

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

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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.

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surabhijaiswar - 1 post

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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!

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cinwhit - 1 post

Retired kindergarten teacher, mother of 2, volunteer, writer, photographer, and artist. Living life full in the isolated desert of Nevada, breathing in the ocean breeze in Oregon or among the Aspen groves of scenic Colorado.

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mkmartin - 1 post

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

batfanatic39

batfanatic39 - 1 post

Aspiring fantasy writer and comic book enthusiast

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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!

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AndaM - 1 post

Visual artist with a deep love for the written word | SW Ontario, Canada

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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.

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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/

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bloodybutunbowed - 1 post

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rondeau - 1 post

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shittu - 1 post

shedevil57

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!

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vineetpandit - 1 post

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reenadosswriter - 1 post

Reena Doss is an Earthian, INFJ who has been writing extensively since the age of 5. She has an Instagram and Facebook page @reenadosswriter where you can follow some of her daily meanderings and explorations as she wanders into the world of darkness, constantly seeking the light of Hope, Faith and Love, believing that these three ingredients can make the impossible possible. She frequently talks about writing to breathe and letting it become her speechless voice. She currently lives with her parents, sisters and a humungous ball of corruption called Sherry.

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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.

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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!

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angelikaorlowski - 1 post

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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.

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janis - 1 post

Seraphina

Seraphina - 1 post

Queer Jewish witch. Role player and game designer. Social Justice Barbarian. Harpy Mistress of Ceremonies. Poetical priestess. She/her. #FuckRomanticPrimacy

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happyfelix - 1 post

Hi! I currently reside in North Central Texas. I absolutely love nature and my kids. I work hard and play hard everyday.

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glynnnnnis - 1 post

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Kathy Burkett - 1 post

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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

chickadee

chickadee - 1 post

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

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Antonia - 1 post

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linst - 1 post

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omnithex - 1 post

timeless being in this day and age

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wondermom315 - 1 post

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frizzybel - 1 post

George Saba

George Saba - 1 post

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

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{sm} - 1 post

mellow

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.

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literarypixie - 1 post

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jlnash - 1 post

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misty - 1 post

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amanda - 1 post

Amrutha B Nair

Amrutha B Nair - 1 post

My name is Amrutha.I'm an Indian girl of 22. 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.

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alenacasey - 1 post

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NancyLynn - 1 post

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veronica - 1 post

Ayanna Nahmias

Ayanna Nahmias - 1 post

Ayanna has written for the National Monitor, Huffington Post, The Forward, The American Spectator, and The Nahmias Cipher Report. Jonathan Groubert, the host of the award-winning radio program, “The State We’re In” on Radio Netherlands Worldwide in association with National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed her about growing up in Africa and can be heard on her website. She graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Bates College. She is a philanthropist and founder of the Zimbabwe Farm Project. She spent her formative years in Nigeria and Tanzania but now lives in the U.S. and Zimbabwe.

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caylexc - 1 post

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shoomi - 1 post

ssrarity87

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!

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Madmaree - 1 post

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danielleh - 1 post

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clairek - 1 post

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h-a-me - 1 post

Nancoise

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

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.

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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.

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pagancatpoet - 1 post

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MaryStone - 1 post

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Susmita - 1 post

Susmita writes poetry and creative nonfiction in English and Bengali. "Poetry in Pieces" (2018) is her first self-published chapbook and 'Himobaho Kotha Bole (When Glaciers Speak) is her first book of Bengali Poetry published by Kaurab (2019). She lives with her husband and 4 and half year old in Graz, Austria.

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courtmcamp - 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.

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Pyotr_Miley

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.

Jacob

Jacob

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.

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mrsbogs

born many moons ago, in Florida, live in Alabama now, retired, love to read, and love to work in my gardens, hate housework. this is my first attempt at a marathon.

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leanne

I am a creative brooding individual from South Africa. I often spin threads until they become worlds and people and things to get lost in. I'm always after more.

adriana.c.grant

adriana.c.grant

Adriana Grant’s poetry has appeared in Caketrain Journal, Diagram, LIT, Peaches & Bats, and Shampoo. Her work is featured in two books, Wanting Is Easier Than Having by Debra Baxter (Publication Studio) and Poetry on Wheels: An Anthology of King County’s Poetry on Buses Program 1997-2005 (Floating Bridge Press). Grant won third prize in 3rd bed‘s First Annual Prize for Poetry and Fiction, selected by Rosmarie and Keith Waldrop. Washington State’s Artist Trust has twice awarded grants in support of her writing (2008 and 2005). Adriana Grant grew up in small-town New Hampshire, lived in Seattle for many years, and, in 2012, moved to Somerville, Massachusetts with her sailing-obsessed husband, Peter Mumford. She teaches writing at the Cambridge Women's Center and facilitates support groups.

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inguna

I`m a literary translator and writer myself, though quite a new one having started to write poetry and short fiction only bout three years ago. I`m from Latvia but try to go and stay in my beloved Paris/Montmartre whenever possible. This is my place of endless inspiration and creative thought. I hope to reach the end but cannot be certain and also I don`t have access to a PC all the time. Best wishes to all!

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mayurakshichaturvedi

Resident of Kolkata, India. I like art, history, and being alone.

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jenniferdalynn

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Old Time Writer

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poetry50writer

Laura lives in South Carolina. she has been writing poems since about 2006. she has a collection of about 42-43 poems. All of her poems are Christian poems.

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annum

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

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hansenj1

Creative Writing BFA graduate from Southern Oregon University

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michelle

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gracelynn

I am walking my medicine path as a woman originated from Hong Kong and residing in the Cowichan Vailley on Vancourver Island. Deeply believes in the evolution of the human souls, I dedicated myself to the path of human be(com)ing through restoring all relations - within self, with others living beings, and with the Greatest Mysteries of Life. I am a ecovillager, permaculture teacher, herbalist, farmer and wellness designer. When the soul begins to speak, there’s no way to resist its gifts. I spent my short adult life learning to remember the language of the soul, and take away the resistance from my little human brain. The First Nation elder taught me to think with my heart, and I practice it in the art of poetry.

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Melissa McCarter

MFA poetry, SLC '10

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seawitch

Mandy Brown (she/her) is a queer Central Texas poet, a 2019 Poetry Half-Marathon winner, and the 2013 recipient of A Room of Her Own Foundation's Tillie Olsen Fellowship. Her poetry has been published in Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Extract(s), Eunoia Review, and more. Mandy currently teaches at an alternative school for high-risk students and loves it! Read more at mandyalyssbrown.weebly.com.

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RobinAnnaSmith

​Robin Anna Smith (she/her/Mx) is a writer and visual artist, who has won awards for her senryu, haiku, and haiga. In 2018, she received a Pushcart nomination for one of her haibun. Her work focuses on disability, gender, and trauma, as well as systems from a neurodiverse perspective. Her work is published internationally, in numerous journals and anthologies. Her first collection (a mini-chap), Systems Askew is forthcoming. Robin is the founding and chief editor for Human/Kind Journal, a journal of topical and contemporary Japanese short-forms and art, and an Associate Editor at Yavanika Press. She is more of a cats, dogs, and unicorns person than a people person. https://www.robinannasmith.com/ https://twitter.com/robinannasmith

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