Marathon Complications But …

Hi Everyone, This will be my second year doing the full 24 hour marathon. I am looking forward to it, the first was hard but so very rewarding and I ended up with many very nice poems after. This year I will have my ten…

2022 Introduction: Erin Lorandos

Hi, fellow marathoners! My name is Erin and this will be my second year participating in The Poetry Marathon! I am committed to the half, but we’ll see – maybe I have some extra words in me this year… 😉 I write mostly free verse…

2022 Introduction

Hello everyone! I’m River (they/it) and I’m from the rural reaches of Maine. I’m a queer, cripple, mad, anarchist writer whose work is heavily influenced by those identities. Namely, I write poetry but flash and short stories also happen from time to time. I spent…

Introduction: Erin Lorandos

Hello! My name is Erin and this is my first year participating in the Poetry Marathon. I’ve opted for the half, since I can’t run very far 😉 I’ve been writing poetry in earnest since middle school – mostly free verse, and found poetry, and…

Well, Here We Are Again…

…it’s always such a pleasure. Despite the many times I’ve tailed before. Oh how I wrote and wrote, Until I just stopped writing. Gave up the fight, succumbed and simply started to snore. I’m too old for all-nighters, That’s what I’ve come to see I’ve…

Introduction

Whooo are youuu? ~ Caterpillar, Alice in Wonderland Fifth grade. Journalism segment of English class. Answer these five questions and you’ve got a story, the teacher said: who, what, when, where, why. Who… I am a shadow dancing in the dark. I am a meadow,…

Greetings from Elena

Hi, everyone! I’m a poet from rural Illinois who finds herself transplanted to a south suburb of Chicago. A sense of place plays an important part in my poetry and my life, and recently my relationship with several important spaces has changed. I’m hoping that perhaps participating in this…

Raven just landed

I’ve certainly taken my time to start writing this introduction – eleven and a half hours before the marathon starts, when I’m about to go to sleep. And that says two things about me: one, I often leave things for the last minute, and two,…