I can’t believe it’s time for the 2016 marathon already. And at the same time, I can’t wait for it to start. Last year has provided me with a much needed and much missed sense of deadline urgency, as I was having withdrawal after graduation.
This year I’ve only signed up for half the marathon, because I’m a hardcore basketball fan and intend to watch all of the Olympic games. Must have some sleep between those, too! So don’t be surprised if some of my poems come out basketball-themed. I will do my best to produce more than 12, though, I just didn’t want to sign up for more than I know I can manage.
That being said, last year sparked some great ideas and resulted in some really good poems that I loved (and I’m my own worst critic!). I really wouldn’t mind the marathon happening at least twice a year.