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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Author, inventor, and executive. Published first book during 2019, a book of poetry and literature. Will release a series of books this year - poetry, fiction, literature, devotional, and a book on COVID-19. Experienced severe human rights restraint over the past 20+ years in Texas and now in Nevada.
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!
Old Time Writer
An aspiring lazy writer who talks about her love for writing a lot more than she actually writes!
I'm a 21 year old male. A 3rd year B.Tech in Civil Engineering student who loves to write poems , some of my poems have already been published in renowned National and International anthologies.
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.
Poet, multimedia artist, translator. Bogotá, Colombia, 1987. Raised in the US. Author of over 20 books of poetry. Resides in Copenhagen. Director of Red Door Magazine, the Poetic Phonotheque and Red Transmissions Podcast.
Steph Matthiesen Avilés
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
I’m a disabled mum of 1 lad & 1 fur baby, I’m studying part time for a BA in English Literature & Creative Writing. I’ve had to put writing on the back burner for a while due to complications with my conditions but I’m determined to start writing again & when I saw the Poetry Marathon I really thought it would give me the kick up the butt I needed. Being a newbie though, I’ve gone for the half marathon! I’m also a mixed media artist and love to draw, sketch, colour - everything I can do that’s creative I love 💖.
I write. I call it poetry. Do others? Hmm...some do, some don't but hey, I like it.
Creative Writing BFA graduate from Southern Oregon University
Actor. Writer. Comedian. Failed athlete. Also poet, but the public has yet to see evidence of it. Book "GOOD MUSLIM BOY" is out in bookstores and online.
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.
Greetings fellow poets! I am 34 going to 25 and my hobbies are singing, writing music; poetry and short film scripts. I love gaming, larping and intellectual stimulation and hold the Geek flag high. I like to think of myself as Basorexic-pan-sapiosexual; if you would like to know what means just ask or try figure it out. I will be writing from sunny South Africa, although with the winter we are experiencing the sun made retire for good soon. All the best to my fellow competitors and may the best poet be inspirational.
I teach composition, write poems, and herd cats.
Participating in the half marathon. I'm 24, my cat is my best friend and I'm a writer.
I am an actress and poet who lived in the US for over 9 years and I am now back in my native city of Barcelona, Catalunya. I was a member of the San Francisco Poets Brigade, created by San Francisco laureate poet Jack Hirschmann, and a co-founder of the Chicago branch of the Poets Brigade. I will be doing the half marathon, and it is my first time here. Glad to meet you all.