2019 Marathon Update

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 poets@thepoetrymarathon.com.

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.

7 thoughts on “2019 Marathon Update

  1. Good Luck everyone. I’m not participating this year due to a previous commitment. I will miss it. Hope you all write some amazing poems. I hope to be back next year.

  2. This is my 1st time doing a marathon. I know this is going to create an inspirational chapbook in the end. Thanks for the chance to do something a poet dreams of!!

    1. This is my first time too. So excited and looking forward to it. I haven’t been writing poetry as much since I’ve been working on my books. So I am ready for the challenge and to rekindle the flame that poetry and I have.

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