The marathon is fast approaching! 430 people from all around the globe have signed up to participate in the 2019 Poetry Marathon.
The official start time of the Marathon is 9 AM ET on June 22nd. If you need to find out when that is in your timezone go here.
If you applied to participate in the Poetry Marathon you should have already heard from us by now. If you have not heard from us please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most people who participate set the whole day aside for the event. You get the most out of the event if you fully commit. Many poets write warm up poems during this week for this reason.
I prepare all food for the event beforehand and make sure I have a few treats on hand. Also, when doing the full marathon I set an alarm every hour on the hour to remind me to write.
Everyone is different but I usually spend a half hour of every hour of the marathon writing. I usually put a big pile of books on my desk and open them to random pages for inspiration when I’m stuck.
I wish everyone whose participating this year the best of luck! It’s good to see so many familiar faces and so many new ones.