Poetry Marathon Participants


Ofuma Agali -11 posts

Ofuma writes poetry and fiction as his current genres of interest. His works have appeared in The Post Express Literary Supplement, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, and Praxis Journal of Gender & Cultural Critiques. Two of his poems have also been published in anthologies. He received an Honourable Mention at the 2001 MUSON Poetry Competition and has written a collection of poems and a collection of short stories. He is currently working on a novel. He emerged a Finalist of the 2019 New Orleans Writers Residency Program. Ofuma lives, works, and writes in Lagos, Nigeria where he has been a journalist as well as a public relations & content marketing consultant.


Rob -10 posts

Okay i admit i am a weird one. You will find that out as you read the poems. Horror is my mainstream but I am full of other things. I'm in my 50's, been married for almost 24 years. (My only marriage) Have three kids in adulthood. i guess the biggest thing is-I am near deaf. I have about 30% of my hearing left. I had a DeeJaying career for 15 years and had to retire. Over my years, I have been in radio, bars, and weddings. I have acted and directed in community theater, plus, i am a cast member in the zombie horror film, 'Bled White" I have dabbed in writing for sometime now and trying new things all the time. I am new here and you might be able to tell. Welcome all and any comments..just don't be rude.


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.


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.


Dr. Vishnu Unnithan -10 posts

Vishnu B. Unnithan is a doctor by profession. He hopes to enter surgery residency and has every intention to publish profusely along with carrying on his medical duties towards the global community. Currently, he serves as a contributor to the Artifice. His arsenal includes such enviable superpowers like the ability to fantasize about food even in the midst of a pertinent crisis. He romances the English language and loves quotes. (Some of which may inadvertently find their way into his writings: A few, inspired and always, entirely original)


susiewp -10 posts

Potterhead Paediatrician Poetess Loves kids. Reading novels and love for solitude are what makes me - me. Poetry is more of a friend to me. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Wit beyond measure, is man's greatest treasure. ❤️


tammibelko -10 posts

I live in Rocky River, Ohio with my husband and three children. I am a middle school English Language Arts teacher and Gifted Intervention Specialist.


aditishukla -10 posts

Hello guys! I am Addy. I have always loved writing, especially poetry. It's so beautiful to see how much is enclosed within a few lines of a poem. "A drop of ink may make a million think." - Lord Byron


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.


simranbhati -9 posts

I am Civil Service Aspirant and want to serve the nation through bureaucratic systems. I love to write poems, essays, articles, quotes, one liners and slogans. I have my Instagram account @marvellous_lekhika where I write poems, so everyone can read it. My world is my parents and my brother.


anjanajames -9 posts

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


joolee777 -9 posts

I am traveling the western United States in my trailer. I am a graphic designer who dabbles in writing and poetry. I love hiking, hula hooping, visiting National Parks, and sustainable agriculture. Between an unexpected mouse party in my trailer, and no electricity—I didn't end up finishing the half-marathon. However, I'm grateful for the opportunity to write some poems with everyone!


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.


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.


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.


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


Heather Soulen -7 posts

Scientists, science writer/communicator and creative


nikhilbhardwaj -7 posts

Hello im gonna write about everything from every angle.


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 🙂


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


brennin -5 posts

I'm a freelance writer and editor, a sports journalist, and a dog mom.


ladymae -5 posts

Expat American living in Portugal. Enjoys poetry and non-fiction and holds a MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University, London.


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


jane -5 posts

Poetry is a message from the heart that touches the soul. -jane


kamisah -5 posts

Hi there.I am 49 years old and I am married.I am blessed with 7 boys and a grandson.I started writing poems 4 years ago and to my surprise, I realised that I really enjoy writing. I wrote poems for school's competitions since I was a teacher. I am retired now but I still write every now and then. It's fun but at the same time, it is very difficult to write a good poem or stories. Besides, I do not have much time to write. I hope to learn more with the other poets all around the world here.


KArmourPoetress16 -5 posts

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


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).


mayurakshichaturvedi -4 posts

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


Dudeyoudidnt -4 posts

Mom of two. Prankster. Investor. Student.


mrs-j -4 posts

I am a young lady in her early 30's now and I have been writing poetry at least since the age 10 or 11. I love writing poetry particularly about the challenges and changes that I face in my life surrounding the bone disease called arthritis that I was diagnosed with. But what I love about this particular journey my inspiration comes from The Lord and I am inspired to write whatever HE lays on my heart which not only helps me through the pain but overcome it all.


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.


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.


Susmita -3 posts

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 5 and half year old in Graz, Austria.


tadk -3 posts

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


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.


TheMiserable -3 posts

Wanderer by day, poet by night …


origamiviolets -3 posts

29. Sober. Photographer. Writer. Artist.


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.


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.


solly -2 posts

Dreamer. Writer. Thinker. Poet.


anjanasen -2 posts

I am 53, live in Glasgow. Started writing two years ago, enjoy it on an amateur level. But want to explore further. Nervous about this marathon, and not savvy with Wordpress, gulp!


s-rupshamitra -2 posts

Hello! This is S. Rupsha Mitra. I am a student from India and this is the first time I am participating in The Poetry Marathon.

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!


Reena Doss -2 posts

Reena Doss is a writer, poetess, artist, Earthian, INFJ and traveller who has been writing and creating art ever since she turned 5. Writing has renewed her lungs with fresh air, bringing with it her own unique voice identification. Through recent writing of poetry, her impossible hope, unshakeable faith and love for humanity has once again been restored. She currently lives with her parents, sisters and a humungous ball (golden Labrador) of corruption called Sherry. ___________________________________________________ Her published works appear in the following anthologies in order of their publication:- Ikigai:The Reason For Being (2019); Sun Cycle:Celebrating the World's Seasons (2019); Misplaced Devotion:Works About Love (2019); The 2019 Poetry Marathon; as well as other upcoming anthologies in 2019-2020. You can find visit/contact her on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Tumblr @reenadossauthor & www.reenadoss.com. "I'll find you in the dark because I'm the girl who loves to stay lost amongst the midnight stars, caught up with moonbeams in a lantern trying to find my way back home." -Reena Doss

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/


maeve -2 posts

A teacher of English as a Foreign Language. Have been writing for about 10 years. Live in the Irish Midlands with a husband, daughter, dog and cat.


SashaS -2 posts

I am a writer, mostly of prose and screenplays, but the times I have delved into poetry has been satisfying and illuminating. I want to expand my skills and push my limits, so I have joined the challenge. I look forward to sharing my work with you, and reading yours!


Rileyj9104 -2 posts

Hi! My name is Riley, I am currently in high school and started writing poetry when I joined my school's writing club this fall. My goal with the challenge is to complete all 24 hours and end up with 24 poems I am proud of and want to share with others!


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!


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!

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.


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.


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.


maypoet -1 post

I have been published in a number of works, namely the American Library of Poetry and the Nassau County Anthology. I was accepted to the Breadloaf conference this year and the Champlain College conference twice.

Ambivalent Poet

Ambivalent Poet -1 post

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


ChristinaSng -1 post

I'm a poet, writer, and artist living in Singapore with my children and our menagerie of curious pets.


vidyashankar -1 post

Like a bamboo bidding its time to grow, so has Vidya Shankar waited patiently to live a life of purpose. A poet, writer, yoga enthusiast, mindful mandala artist, a “book” with the Human Library, and English teacher, she is the author of two poetry books (The Flautist of Brindaranyam, in collaboration with her husband, Shankar Ramakrishnan, and The Rise of Yogamaya), the recipient of literary awards and recognitions, and has been on the editorial of four anthologies. Vidya has not only overcome the invisible shackles of an out-dated society, but she uses the power of her words, both written and spoken, to create awareness about mental health and other issues that oppress the world today.


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.


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?


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.


McCarter -1 post

MFA poetry, SLC '10 Hudson Valley, NY


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!


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.


afrophilus -1 post

Theophilus Ogundeji is a student of English and Literary Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. His work has appeared in various journals, including Opera News Hub, The Icons, the anthology: Rages of Rape, Sub-Saharan Magazine, and many others. He is a student journalist in the said higher institution but can be whatever he wants when he reads and writes, he considers himself as a work in progress.


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/


AndaM -1 post

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


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.


mom2dilandcon -1 post

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


mkmartin -1 post

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


batfanatic39 -1 post

Aspiring fantasy writer and comic book enthusiast


seawitch -1 post

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.


katmcg -1 post

Kat McG is a 20 year old English literature student from Scotland. Having written poetry from an early age, Kat chose to study professional writing to begin to fine tune her skills. Having progressed to university, Kat’s goal is to become an English teacher. Kat is undertaking the poetry marathon with the end goal of publishing her first poetry collection.


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!


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!


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.


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.


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!


emydeshotel -1 post

I am a freelance writer, a published poet, and an aspiring novelist.


chickadee -1 post

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


omnithex -1 post

timeless being in this day and age


Seraphina -1 post

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


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.


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


Danielle Wong -1 post

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

Melissa Sgambati

Melissa Sgambati -1 post

Spoken Word Poetess . Graphic Designer . Photographer . Maker Of Handcrafted Goods . Broadcaster


toshia19 -1 post

Toshia Stelivan has lived in Texas for over 30 years. She has always been an avid reader. Toshia began writing short stories in elementary school. Her two daughters Madison and Morgan also love books. Toshia has a strong love for horses, and she volunteers at a local ranch helping children with disabilities. Toshia enjoys writing children’s books that provide a child with a learning experience.

George Saba

George Saba -1 post

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


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.


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!