Britton Gildersleeve’s Marathon Experience.

I’ve done two half-marathons. Like many folks, an entire 24-hour period hasn’t been feasible with work commitments. The half-marathon is the perfect compromise. Each year’s 12 hours has pushed me to produce new work, in response both to the prompts and the process. Something about writing a poem an hour, in the company of other crazy writers from around the world, feeds creativity. Seeing how others interpret the prompts, reading the comments on my work… Both are useful as well as encouraging. Writers range in experience, but all are strong readers, which is what most of us writers want & need. I’ll be back for a third year, anticipating more work I couldn’t conceive of otherwise.

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