Accents Publishing Blog
LexPoMo 2014 Registered Poets

Katerina Stoykova-Klemer (signed up April 26, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Writing rocks! Writing together is more fun.
About Katerina Stoykova-Klemer:
Katerina is a Bulgarian from Kentucky.

Why I Dyed My Hair Before Visiting My Home Country (June 02, 2014)
Generosity (June 03, 2014)
So Much Depends Upon (June 04, 2014)
Visit (June 21, 2014)

Christopher McCurry (signed up April 27, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
It’s like writing with over 100 of your best friends.
About Christopher McCurry:
Christopher McCurry is a Junior Editor at Accents Publishing, an advocate for poets at the Field Office, and a high school English teacher.

Marriage Sonnet 2 (June 01, 2014)
Marriage Sonnet # 3 (June 02, 2014)
Marriage Sonnet # 4 (June 03, 2014)
Marriage Sonnet # 5 (June 04, 2014)
Marriage Sonnet # 7 (June 06, 2014)
Marriage Sonnet # 8 (June 08, 2014)

Bronson O’Quinn (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Bronson loves words more than he loves books.
About Bronson O’Quinn:
Bronson loves lots of things, but mostly books.

“Bite” by Bronson O’Quinn (June 01, 2014)
Something Like It (June 03, 2014)
#100: Self Parody (June 03, 2014)
Gestalt (June 06, 2014)
Because You Asked Me for It (June 08, 2014)
Dialogue (June 17, 2014)

Joseph Nichols (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
What poet wouldn’t love the extra push to keep writing through the summer months? Deeply impressed by Katerina and Hap, and the poetic community here in beautiful Lexington, KY!
About Joseph Nichols:
Joseph Allen Nichols lives in Lexington, KY. He writes poetry, long and short fiction, as well as nonfiction. He meditates to the sound of two wild boys and his dog, Lorelei.

Shelter (June 01, 2014)
In the Wind (June 03, 2014)
Beyond the Pale (June 06, 2014)
Whiskey and Rain (June 11, 2014)
The Two-Body Problem (June 16, 2014)
Holes (June 21, 2014)
When the Trees Talk (June 22, 2014)
Unclear Coasts (June 24, 2014)
A Door Closes– (June 25, 2014)
The Definition of Vista (June 28, 2014)
Oral History (June 28, 2014)

Dennis Preston (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I would like to poarticipate in this writing challenge because I work well with goals and deadlines ahead of me. I believe this challenge will push me toward becoming a better writer.
About Dennis Preston:
Dennis Preston is a retired teacher from Owensboro, and is a Cumberland Presbyterian minister and pastor. He has his D. Min from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He loves to read, write and travel. He loves spending time with daughter, son

Blossoms (June 02, 2014)
Assignments (June 03, 2014)
Reality (June 04, 2014)
Sunday Morning Gospel (June 05, 2014)
Dust (June 06, 2014)
Water Under the Bridge (June 10, 2014)
Falling (June 15, 2014)
A Curse or a Blessing? (June 19, 2014)
A Moment of Red Revenge (June 22, 2014)
Remembered (June 26, 2014)
What Does Not Change (June 29, 2014)
Cyprus (June 30, 2014)

Ann Privateer (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
The writing challenge will hopefully get me focused and override my slacker self.
About Ann Privateer:
I am a poet, painter, and gardener interested in the challenge to write poetry every day for a month.

Candace Nicole Chaney (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Because I didn’t last year and was mad at myself.
About Candace Nicole Chaney:
I am an Appalachian poet raised in Boyd and Lawrence counties in Eastern Kentucky. I am also a freelance culture writer and communications director for the Lexington Art League.

Girl (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Writing compels the past to rest, and if need be, lead me onward.
About Girl:
A mother, student, and writer from Lexington, Kentucky,

Cholic (June 01, 2014)
i have eaten (June 02, 2014)
You’re Right (June 03, 2014)
*** (June 21, 2014)

Cathy (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I took the challenge to write a poem a day last year for the month of April. I succeeded, but many days the writings left much to be desired. I want to do better this year.
About Cathy:
I am a 58 year old woman who started writing as a tormented teen. I continue to attempt expression through writing and poetry.
Number 1 What If (June 01, 2014)
Some Days (June 02, 2014)
Aftermath (June 03, 2014)
Soiling (June 04, 2014)

Number 2 -What if (June 05, 2014)
Obey (June 06, 2014)
Erroll Garner (June 07, 2014)
Blues Players (June 09, 2014)
MFA (June 10, 2014)
Foreplay and Play (June 11, 2014)
This Morning (June 12, 2014)
courageous coward (June 13, 2014)
Hard Pill to Swallow (June 14, 2014)
Winners (June 15, 2014)
Lap Dance (June 16, 2014)
Little No Peep (June 17, 2014)
Not Acceptable (June 19, 2014)
Clean Irony (June 20, 2014)

Marta Dorton (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I look forward to the LPM challenge again this year — to focus on writing poetry every day and experience the challenge/joy of compressing big ideas into short form.
About Marta Dorton:
Marta Dorton is a writer and visual artist living in Lexington. She writes memoir and arts articles, creates acrylic paintings at her LAL studio and printmaking pieces at the BPC.

it doesn’t have to be that way (June 02, 2014)
shut up (June 24, 2014)

Betsy Packard (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
My level of discipline in my writing has severely sagged of late. Need to get back to writing daily.
About Betsy Packard:
New Englander by birth, Kentuckian by choice. I’ve had poetry, flash fiction and creative non-fiction published.

HB Elam (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I love Lexington and I love Kentucky and I love words and I love words about Lexington and Kentucky.
About HB Elam:
Kentuckian, Transylvania Graduate, Lexington ex-pat, bluegrass lover, verbose grammarian, coffee drinker.

Verdaunting (June 01, 2014)
the beauty of a broken thing (June 02, 2014)
vocalizations (June 04, 2014)

VIJAY SINGH (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
By participating in this challenge, I expect to become a more disciplined writer.
Vijay Singh is a dreamer-poet in his leisure hours and a research scientist in professional work. He works at UK as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

DANCE (June 04, 2014)
WANTING (June 05, 2014)
THE PLAN (June 07, 2014)
GRACED (June 08, 2014)
FORMS (June 09, 2014)
REMEMBRANCE (June 11, 2014)
ON THE SHORE (June 12, 2014)
STAYING ON (June 14, 2014)
BREAKFAST AT ZOTO’S (June 15, 2014)
JUST BE (June 20, 2014)
LUCKY ME (June 22, 2014)
REAL WORLD (June 24, 2014)
A CELEBRATION (June 26, 2014)
MOWED GREENS (June 27, 2014)
GRATEFULNESS (June 28, 2014)
DYBBUKS (June 29, 2014)
FEW OBSERVATIONS (June 30, 2014)

Sherry Chandler (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Because by pushing myself to the point of exhaustion I sometimes create my best work, because it creates a bond with other poets, because it’s fun
About Sherry Chandler:
Sherry Chandler has been retired for a year at the end of June. During that year she has taken many naps and celebrated the publication of her second book, The Woodcarver’s Wife.

Found in her Baggage (June 02, 2014)
Upon Being Asked If I Ever Write About My First Marriage (June 05, 2014)
Rain Would Have Been A Relief (June 09, 2014)
Concerning the Full Moon on Friday the 13th (June 13, 2014)
Thinking Too Deep Before Breakfast (June 19, 2014)
Cast Out (June 24, 2014)
Anneal (June 27, 2014)

yahieisha adams (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I believe God gave me a gift and that gift is to write, i have been writing since i was 8. my major is English because i desire to be a writer. i always have something to say and instead of speaking with my mouth i write it down. I write through my feelin
About yahieisha adams:
I am a mother of one, my handsome son. I believe in God, i graduated in 2010 and I love to write and talk. I also love to read poetry.

love comes from God (June 03, 2014)
Be Kind and Build Strength (June 03, 2014)
what not to say (June 09, 2014)
Remember When (June 10, 2014)
so what (June 12, 2014)

Robin LaMer Rahija (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Because it is fun.
About Robin LaMer Rahija:
Robin LaMer Rahija is the editor of Rabbit Catastrophe Press

On Wings of Love Page 17 (June 01, 2014)
Willie (June 04, 2014)
On Wings of Love Page 13 (June 07, 2014)
In Space Park (June 12, 2014)

Katie Riley (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I haven’t participated in a challenge like this before and I think it would be fun.
About Katie Riley:
Katie Riley co-leads “Poezia”, a poetry workshop that welcomes all poets (Common Grounds Coffee House, Thursdays at 7 pm). Her poems have appeared in Still: The Journal.

As I wait (June 01, 2014)
Route 62, Again (June 02, 2014)
Day Job (June 03, 2014)
Empty Eyesocket (June 04, 2014)
Runaway (June 06, 2014)

Douglas Self (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I like to write poems.
About Douglas Self:
Human being.

Lifting the Lid of Pandora (June 03, 2014)
why do I have to be the muse when I am the vehicle? (June 05, 2014)
You name it… (June 06, 2014)
Eleven months and change (June 10, 2014)
1:00 a.m. post-surgery poem (June 12, 2014)
Creating Life (Longing) (June 18, 2014)
On an otherwise clear cloud-lit night (June 21, 2014)

Alexis Tipton (signed up April 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I like to write poetry.
About Alexis Tipton:
14 years old. I like to ride horses.

My Addiction (June 07, 2014)
The Colors of Summer (June 14, 2014)
Time Changes Everything (June 22, 2014)
Ah, Summer (June 22, 2014)
Shadows (June 25, 2014)
Fear (June 27, 2014)

Zlatna Kostova (signed up April 29, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Because I’m eager to participate in any challenge, esp. a poetry one. I think foreign poets might give additional flavor to the project, thus making it unique. I love it.
About Zlatna Kostova:
Anchored 2 talkshows on RFE. Translates poetry, fiction, TV programs, movies and plays. Author of poetry book “Sparrow in a Shell”.Since 2007 has been Director at BTA. Bulgarian.

Where Did God Go Wrong? (June 01, 2014)
A Road-Kill Poem (June 02, 2014)
Motherhood (June 03, 2014)
A Question (June 04, 2014)
Beginning of the Day (June 06, 2014)
All Souls’ Day (June 07, 2014)
Flying Back Home on All Souls’ Day (June 07, 2014)
Mom Cat’s Lessons (June 09, 2014)
Oh, the Lessons We Still Have to Learn! (June 09, 2014)
Cured (June 10, 2014)
Of Cats and Men (June 12, 2014)
The War of the Roses (June 13, 2014)
The War of the Roses (Him) (June 14, 2014)
Summertime (June 15, 2014)
A Summer Day (June 15, 2014)
Darling (June 22, 2014)
Ani Resort, Armenia (June 22, 2014)
Playing Footsie (June 22, 2014)
little magnets (June 23, 2014)
Home (June 28, 2014)
Oqro (June 28, 2014)
I Wish She had a Cat (June 28, 2014)
No One (June 28, 2014)
Re-united (June 29, 2014)
I Just Don’t Reply (June 29, 2014)
Learning (June 30, 2014)
Friday, 13-th, Spells Good Luck (June 30, 2014)
Learning a Language (July 01, 2014)

Jeremy Paden (signed up April 29, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Because Accents Publishing. Because Lexington. Because we do not write alone.
About Jeremy Paden:
Poet, professor, pater familias, poacher of eggs, pesto pounder, and procrastinator extraordinaire.

in this not night no whisper (June 02, 2014)
The Captain, like a Priest Left on Heathen Shores (June 03, 2014)
The Captain, like a Priest Left on Heathen Shores (June 03, 2014)
Some Questions Ask too Much of Us (June 04, 2014)
The Captain Does Not Understand Their Speech (June 05, 2014)
The Revolting Masses Explain Something to the Captain (June 06, 2014)
Until-Until (June 12, 2014)
Sometimes Words Are Sweeter than the Thing Itself (June 13, 2014)
untitled (June 14, 2014)
Let’s Agree, at Least, on Subjects Like Beauty (June 18, 2014)
what poets do best (June 19, 2014)
On Meryl Streep & House Chores (June 21, 2014)
On Meryl Streep & House Chores (June 21, 2014)
On Meryl Streep & House Chores (June 21, 2014)
This Whole Court’s Out of Order (June 24, 2014)
sirenita inca (June 24, 2014)
Notes on Preparing to Leave (June 25, 2014)
1 and 1-2 of Friday´s Prompts (June 26, 2014)
The Guilty Goddess of His Harmful Deeds (June 27, 2014)
The Guilty Goddess of His Harmful Deeds (June 27, 2014)
what does not change (June 27, 2014)
what does not change (June 27, 2014)
to his children as he leaves (June 28, 2014)

Elizabeth Beck (signed up April 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
to write
About Elizabeth Beck:
Elizabeth Beck is a writer, teacher and artist.

poem 1 (June 03, 2014)
poem 2 (June 04, 2014)
Poem 3 (June 05, 2014)
Poems 4 (June 06, 2014)
Poems 4 (June 06, 2014)
Poem 5 (June 07, 2014)
poem 6 (June 08, 2014)
Poem 7 (June 09, 2014)
Poems 8 & 9 (catch up) (June 10, 2014)
Poem 10 (June 11, 2014)
poem 11 (June 12, 2014)
poem 12 (June 13, 2014)
poem 13 (June 18, 2014)
poem 14 (June 20, 2014)
poem 15 (June 24, 2014)
poem 16 (June 25, 2014)
poem 17 (June 28, 2014)

Mary Allen (signed up April 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Challenge, commitment and thrill.
About Mary Allen:
Mary Allen lives in Lexington. She’s a member of the writing group Bluegrass Wordsmiths, and she comes to poetry through study with poets at the Carnegie Center.

How tastes change, or do they? (June 04, 2014)
Views from the Comfort of an Air-Conditioned Cocoon (June 21, 2014)

Jen Parks (signed up April 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I believe that the writing challenge will help me to adopt a daily writing habit – something that I have found difficult to accomplish as a result of my chaotic schedule.
About Jen Parks:
As a full-time working mother of three small children, I use writing, running, and copious amounts of chocolate to give balance to my daily life. I am an MFA student at EKU.

Gone (June 04, 2014)
Mercato Roma (June 07, 2014)
Lifeline (June 14, 2014)
A Tuscan Birth (June 30, 2014)
A Tuscan Birth (June 30, 2014)

Tina Parker (signed up April 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I started writing in the third grade, when I locked my words up in a diary. These days I welcome the opportunity to write in community with others.
About Tina Parker:
Tina Parker lives in Berea, Kentucky, with her husband and two young daughters. Her poetry has been published in PMS: poemmemoirstory, Rattle, and Still: The Journal.

Sometimes I want to be the Cat in the Hat mother (June 01, 2014)
I won’t be there to get her off the bus on her last day of kindergarten (June 02, 2014)
Mama knows she’s ready to return to work and seeks counseling to sort her conflicted emotions (June 03, 2014)
One day I took my poems into an empty room (June 04, 2014)
Grandmother Considers Her Death (June 07, 2014)
I was listening to Billy Collins while I wrote this poem (June 08, 2014)
Some days I feel like a really bad mom (June 11, 2014)

DM Benningfield (signed up April 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Did this last year; enjoyed the challenge and want to try again.
About DM Benningfield:
DM Benningfield is a writer and dancer living in Lexington, KY.

Melva Sue Priddy (signed up April 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
It is so interesting to discover what one writes when one sets such a specific intention of writing a poem a day! And doing so in concert with all the other poets is such a thrill.
About Melva Sue Priddy:
Melva Sue Priddy lives in Winchester, Kentucky. She earned an MFA in Writing from Spalding University. Writing is one of her main loves.

Neglect (June 01, 2014)
(smiled) (June 03, 2014)
Cup of Black Tea (June 04, 2014)
Listen (June 05, 2014)
Surprise (June 06, 2014)
Szyzgy (June 07, 2014)
Meeting House Renovation Task (June 08, 2014)
(There Is A) Point (June 09, 2014)
Lesson on the Near Invisible (June 12, 2014)
Moon Light and Rills (June 14, 2014)
Weight (June 15, 2014)
Cataracts (June 16, 2014)
The quiet rings (June 17, 2014)
When Stones Are More Than Stones (June 18, 2014)
Over Stimulated (June 19, 2014)
Language (June 20, 2014)
Sometimes it rains (June 21, 2014)
Summer Search (June 22, 2014)
Tonight’s Yoga Practice (June 23, 2014)
Poet’s Manifesto (June 24, 2014)
Mother Strode’s Goose (June 25, 2014)
When I Slept Summers (June 27, 2014)
On Being Fenced In (June 28, 2014)
What Poets Can’t Do (June 29, 2014)
What Poets Can Do (June 30, 2014)

Leigh Anne Hornfeldt (signed up April 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
To get enough material to finish a full length manuscript. This will help me be more disciplined in my approach.
About Leigh Anne Hornfeldt:
Leigh Anne Hornfeldt is a Pushcart Prize & Best of the Net nominee and the author of 2 poetry chapbooks.

Another Birthday (June 01, 2014)
Black Thumb (June 03, 2014)
‘And at Once I Knew I Was Not Magnificent’ (June 03, 2014)
Man Holding Breath in Oregon Tunnel Causes Crash (June 05, 2014)
The Summer of My Indulgence (June 11, 2014)
Sweet Emotion x 2 (June 16, 2014)

carole johnston (signed up April 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I enjoy the interactive nature of the Accents Poetry Blog.
About carole johnston:
I write Japanese short form poetry every day and post on Twitter @morganabag. Since last June I have completed 3 poetry manuscripts and a novel.

Listening to Maya Angelou (June 01, 2014)
Bag Lady Ballet Redux (June 02, 2014)
watching “cosmos” with buddha on the couch (June 03, 2014)
BagLady Ballet Redux 2 (June 04, 2014)
in June “look for me under your boot soles.” (June 05, 2014)
Longest Day – June 6, 1944 (June 06, 2014)
river (June 07, 2014)
a frog jumps in (June 08, 2014)
a frog jumps in (June 08, 2014)
weaver (June 09, 2014)
amber (June 10, 2014)
scent of home (June 11, 2014)
juxtapose (June 12, 2014)
drum (June 13, 2014)
rose moon (June 14, 2014)
dog walk (June 15, 2014)
aubade for my father (June 16, 2014)
bumper sticker poem (June 17, 2014)
who is Huck Finn? (June 18, 2014)
haiku (June 19, 2014)
summer solstice haiku (June 20, 2014)
on solstice eve (June 21, 2014)
Litany (June 22, 2014)
Lexington Juxtapose (June 23, 2014)
“then, if ever, come perfect days” (June 24, 2014)
clever (June 25, 2014)
lost (June 26, 2014)
lost (June 26, 2014)
dragonflies for Normandi (June 27, 2014)
what does not change (June 28, 2014)
I muse myself to sleep – (June 30, 2014)
haiku poem 30 (June 30, 2014)

George Ella Lyon (signed up April 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
It’s great discipline and great fun. I loved doing it last year.
About George Ella Lyon:
The author of four poetry collections (most recently MANY-STORIED HOUSE,) I make my living as a freelance writer and teacher based in Lexington.

Papa Dave’s Remedy (June 25, 2014)
I rue the day (June 26, 2014)
Ancestral Question (June 28, 2014)
On This Diet You May Have (June 30, 2014)

Michelle Knickerbocker (signed up April 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
This event challenges and inspires me. Last year I buckled down to write almost every night in June and I want to have something that makes me feel accountable to my muse.
About Michelle Knickerbocker:
I’m a quirky poet living in Frankfort. I grew up in Fl and still enjoy fresh citrus and sunshine. I think spiders are neat but don’t want them near me. My favorite color is green.

A Hot Cup of Sunday (June 02, 2014)

Jenna Goldsmith (signed up April 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Many years ago, I participated in an event like this one with my friends. I’m excited to try this again!
About Jenna Goldsmith:
Jenna Goldsmith is a doctoral candidate at the University of Kentucky where she studies 20th and 21st century American poetry and poetics.

Jason McKinley Williams (signed up April 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I truly enjoyed the challenge of last year’s LPM and loved seeing everyone’s work in the readings and the anthology.
About Jason McKinley Williams:
Jason McKinley Williams writes. Poems, stories, software, and other stuff. Originally from Catlettsburg, he now resides in Lexington.

Pamela Gibbs Hirschler (signed up April 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
2013’s writing challenge was great fun and such an inspiration to both write and read the other participant works. I expect 2014 to be just as exciting!
About Pamela Gibbs Hirschler:
Pamela Gibbs Hirschler is a Kentucky native who lives in Frankfort. She works in information security and writes poetry and fiction.

A Poem About You (June 24, 2014)
A Poem About You (June 24, 2014)
Song (June 27, 2014)
If My Mother Were Here Today (June 28, 2014)
What Lies Beneath (June 29, 2014)

Jessica Swafford (signed up April 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I participated last and greatly enjoyed everything that resulted from the experience. I like the challenge of immediacy.
About Jessica Swafford:
Jessica Swafford, a non-traditional student at Berea College, has had several poems published. She recently won the 2013 May B. Smith English Composition Award.

Beatrice Underwood-Sweet (signed up May 01, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I had such fun last year that I want to do it again! I am motivated to out-do myself from last year.
About Beatrice Underwood-Sweet:
A displaced Kentuckian living in Oklahoma, Beatrice has been published in Her Limestone Bones and The Sun Magazine. She hopes to never lose her sense of wonder upon publication.

Amazons (June 14, 2014)
Junkyard (June 28, 2014)
Silence (June 29, 2014)
Grande Dame (June 30, 2014)

Maggie Wells (signed up May 01, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
As a new mother with a full-time job I haven’t had time lately to just sit and write. I miss it dearly, and I need the “juice” of fellow creative minds to get back in the “game”.
About Maggie Wells:
Maggie is a native who loves this state, the earth, her family, and all things innovative and creative. Most of the time she’s a teacher, but she’s always a mother and a writer.

Marks (June 01, 2014)
I’m expected to write about Motherhood (June 02, 2014)
Morning Chord (June 04, 2014)
Morning Chord (June 04, 2014)
Cawdor (June 04, 2014)
Melting (June 06, 2014)
To Win an Argument: The Odyssey in 17 syllables (June 07, 2014)
Phase One Wolf Moon (June 09, 2014)
Upon Driving through Masterson Station (June 10, 2014)
Upon Driving through Masterson Station (June 10, 2014)
Rapunzel, Rapunzel (June 11, 2014)
Meeting a Gentleman in the South (June 12, 2014)
Phase Two Honey Moon (June 13, 2014)
Spirit of ’76 (For my Father) (June 15, 2014)
The Deal (June 16, 2014)
Ruminations on Nonsense (June 18, 2014)
Hawthorne’s First Storm (June 19, 2014)
The Boy and The Fox (June 23, 2014)

Karen George (signed up May 01, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Because I enjoyed it so much last year–being part of a shared effort and part of the thriving writing community in Lexington even though I live in Northern Ky.
About Karen George:
Karen George, author of Into the Heartland and Inner Passage, reviews poetry at:, and is fiction editor of the online journal, Waypoints.

Turn Your Gaze (June 01, 2014)
Allure (June 02, 2014)
Living Memory (June 03, 2014)
Discharged (June 04, 2014)
There is something that waits inside us (June 05, 2014)
Dream Fragments (June 06, 2014)
Haiku (June 07, 2014)
The Jewel Box (June 08, 2014)
Between the Living and the Newly Dead (June 09, 2014)
When No One Was Looking (June 10, 2014)
For the Body to Forget What it Once Loved (June 11, 2014)
I Have Begun (June 12, 2014)
Sleep Hemisphere (June 13, 2014)
Recurring (June 14, 2014)
What Happens to Voices When the Body is Gone? (June 15, 2014)
Drifts of Sleep (June 16, 2014)
In my sleep (June 17, 2014)
Slowly Unraveling (June 18, 2014)
Like a Womb (June 19, 2014)
Stuttering Your Name (June 20, 2014)
Carrier (June 21, 2014)
In a dream I find myself (June 22, 2014)
Sleep’s Gauzy Wings (June 23, 2014)
Entering Sleep (June 24, 2014)
In the Dream, the Ears Drink and Drink (June 25, 2014)
The Heart’s Currency (June 26, 2014)
In the Dark (June 27, 2014)
In Dreams (June 28, 2014)
What You are Given (June 29, 2014)
Pilgrimage (June 30, 2014)

Ayna Lorenzo (signed up May 01, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I’m a dedicated writer, trying to make time to write everyday. I’ve been working on more formal writing, and I miss making time for poetry. And I adore Lexington, so it all fits :)
About Ayna Lorenzo:
Ayna Lorenzo is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, a Creative Writing and English major. She is a pie-maker by day, but aspires to a career in Literary Journalism.

Unwit (signed up May 01, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I’m psyched about contributing to a community effort with all these fascinating writers. Also, somehow June works better for me than April.
About Unwit:
After living in Lexington for 20 years, Karah Stokes(Unwit) lives and gardens in Frankfort, in a house festooned with cats. She is learning to play clawhammer banjo.

What grows here (June 06, 2014)
Pluviophile (June 08, 2014)
Magnolia Jane (June 25, 2014)

Sayid Bnefsi (signed up May 01, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I don’t write poetry often because I am engaged in philosophy, physical activites, and procrastination, and that’s already three things that starts with the letter “p.”
About Sayid Bnefsi:
Sayid studies philosophy at Berea College, speaks French, and writes poetry despite the availability of Netflix.

Metapoem I (June 01, 2014)
Metapoem II (June 02, 2014)
Metapoem III (June 03, 2014)
Metapoem IV (June 08, 2014)
Metapoem V (June 09, 2014)
Metapoem V (June 09, 2014)
Metapoem V (June 11, 2014)
Metapoem V (June 11, 2014)
Metapoem VI (June 14, 2014)
Metapoem VII (June 15, 2014)
Metapoem VII (June 15, 2014)
Metapoem VIII (June 19, 2014)

Rudy Thomas (signed up May 01, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I enjoyed last year’s challenge.
About Rudy Thomas:
I have published poetry, short stories, and novel online, in journals, as well as 25 books. My work has often been anthologized. I am also the founder of Old Seventy Creek Press.

On the Death of Maya Angelou (June 02, 2014)
Poem written on June 1 I could not post (June 02, 2014)
So much happens (June 03, 2014)
Growing up in Kentucky (June 04, 2014)
My Father Cooking (June 05, 2014)
I see you standing (June 06, 2014)
George (June 07, 2014)
Things easily overlooked (June 08, 2014)
She is older than yp (June 09, 2014)
Full Moon (June 10, 2014)
Full Moon (June 10, 2014)
Insominac (June 11, 2014)
Things easily overlooked (June 13, 2014)
Things easily overlooked (June 13, 2014)
A Just Harvest (June 13, 2014)
Food Dipository of Chicago (June 14, 2014)
Chicago Food Depository (June 14, 2014)
Chicago (June 15, 2014)
Tebbs Bend Battlefield (June 16, 2014)
Tebbs Bend Battlefield (June 16, 2014)
Trump Tower (June 17, 2014)
Forgetting is slow (June 18, 2014)
The Rock Shelter (June 19, 2014)
You left me for one you had loved, (June 20, 2014)
Rain Falling on Kentucky (June 21, 2014)
In the lonely dark, (June 22, 2014)
My Father’s War Stories (June 23, 2014)
Writing a poem each day (June 24, 2014)
Keepers of Secrets (June 25, 2014)
Lunch with a friend (June 26, 2014)
The Poet (June 27, 2014)
What does not change (June 27, 2014)
June Storm at Night (June 28, 2014)
Haystacks in Bright Sunlight (June 29, 2014)
J. S. Andrews (June 30, 2014)

M J Eaton (signed up May 01, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I so enjoyed the challenge of last year’s, that I wanted to do it again. I am connected to Kentucky because I was the first woman a Poet-in-the-Schools there.
About M J Eaton:
Books: For Poets, Grab Me a Bus, Feeling-My-Way
Drake, UALR, Carolina University, UMKC
First woman Poet in the Schools in Kentucky. 14 grants from NEA.
Working on: next collection

Numbers (June 02, 2014)
Other Than That (June 02, 2014)
That Time Between Tornadoes (June 03, 2014)
Homeless (June 05, 2014)
One of a Mind (June 11, 2014)
Parrots (June 11, 2014)
Aftermath (June 11, 2014)
Water (June 11, 2014)
Better (June 11, 2014)
Sounds Like (June 12, 2014)
Older Bones (June 12, 2014)
Art and Then Some (June 16, 2014)
Revelation (June 16, 2014)
The Edge (June 16, 2014)
Would That It Were (June 17, 2014)
Playing the Name (June 18, 2014)
Waiting for News (June 20, 2014)
House Rabbit (June 20, 2014)
WHY WAS I WORRIED (June 23, 2014)
TRIO (June 23, 2014)
Off Kilter (June 25, 2014)
Spanish (June 25, 2014)
Oxalis Triangularis (June 26, 2014)
TOPPINGS (June 28, 2014)
Fireworks (June 30, 2014)
Landing (June 30, 2014)
We Are Waiting (June 30, 2014)

Ryan D. Mosley (signed up May 01, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I feel like I could turn my late nights in Commongrounds into something more productive. Contributing to Lexpomo in any way would be a joy.
About Ryan D. Mosley:
Hillbilly by birth. Lexingtonian by girth. Programmer at WRFL and a fan of all things bizarre and Kentucky native. I write elegiac poems about the hills and heroes of mine.

Funeral Wishes of a Modest Man (June 07, 2014)
Lip (June 07, 2014)

Ann Neuser Lederer (signed up May 02, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I love poetry and am glad to participate in this community event promoting poetry and Lexington.
About Ann Neuser Lederer:
Ann Neuser Lederer was born in Ohio and has lived and worked in Lexington for 20 years. See for details about her poems & nonfiction.

#swimming (June 02, 2014)
Brave Chicory (June 14, 2014)
Doves, Gone (June 16, 2014)
“On the Prowl” (a Found Poem) (June 18, 2014)
Cento for the Cusp of Solstice (June 20, 2014)

WANDA FRIES (signed up May 02, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Because I think it will be a real challenge and make me think about writing poems I wouldn’t have written without it.
Wanda Fries is the author of Cassandra Among the Greeks, Ash Grove (a novel), and In the Absence of Angels.

Pat Owen (signed up May 02, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
To be part of the community and the challenge!
About Pat Owen:
Pat Owen holds a JD and MA in English from U of L and has done graduate work in the MFA program of Spalding University and has been published in the Louisville Review.

After So Much Rain (June 02, 2014)
Worth (June 05, 2014)
In Their Element (June 08, 2014)
How Cold the Glass (June 11, 2014)
Waiting for the Bobcat (June 13, 2014)

Tyler Worthington (signed up May 03, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I would like to participate in this challenge again because I want to be part of a greater phenomena in the Lexington area which encourages involvement in the arts and literature.
About Tyler Worthington:
I am a senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in Anthropology Lexington is my hometown and I love to spend my time immersing myself in art, music and literature.

wants follow needs like bad breath follows sardines (June 01, 2014)
To Dream of Making Dreams (June 02, 2014)
West out of town to where only hills may find me (June 03, 2014)
A short break (June 05, 2014)
Grace for the Gladiator Moth (June 05, 2014)
Just Thinkin ’bout Kentucky (June 06, 2014)
The Child of a God named God (June 07, 2014)
Wishful Thinking (June 08, 2014)
Just Thinkin ’bout Kentucky II (June 09, 2014)
advice of the constantly amazed but never surprised painter (June 10, 2014)
News for Thought (June 11, 2014)
rainy day on planet earth (June 13, 2014)

Nora Burton (signed up May 04, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
As a writer I am always looking for ways to stretch and enhance my writing life. I would like to participate because I think this writing challenge will do that and will be fun bes
About Nora Burton:
Nora Burton holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Murray State University, is the author of two memoirs, numerous essays and selected poems.

The Imposter (June 08, 2014)
Tornado (June 11, 2014)
Stroke (June 22, 2014)
Meditation (June 23, 2014)
Hopscotch (June 24, 2014)

David Laurenvil (signed up May 04, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I love to write poetry.
About David Laurenvil:
College Graduate seeking

Kari Burchfield (signed up May 04, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I participated last year had so much fun, I wanted to continue the tradition.
About Kari Burchfield:
Kari lives in Georgetown, KY with her husband, her daughter Piper, and her Springer Spaniel Blaze. She is a graduate of UK with a BA in English.

GA Smith (signed up May 04, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Cause I fucked up and didn’t do it last year properly.
About GA Smith:
GA Smith lives in a box.

Patrick Maloney (signed up May 04, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Because it was a wonderful experience last year and I want to have an another incentive to write more.
About Patrick Maloney:
Patrick Maloney is just a tiny human like you who likes to write.

rollercoaster ride in god’s amusement park (June 02, 2014)
one last question? (June 05, 2014)
lost love (June 08, 2014)
Soul Store (June 09, 2014)
isn’t anything possible? (June 11, 2014)
nothing is enough (June 14, 2014)
At the flea market of sound (June 22, 2014)
a warning (June 26, 2014)
should gallows blossom with righteousness (June 28, 2014)
untitled (July 01, 2014)

Robert S. King (signed up May 04, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I write a lot. Volume is not hard for me, though quality is always a challenge.
About Robert S. King:
Editor of Kentucky Review and author of eight poetry books, most recently Developing a Photograph of God (Glass Lyre Press 2014). His poems have appeared in hundreds of magazines.

How the Memory Fades (June 01, 2014)
Déjà Vu (June 02, 2014)
Stubborn Leaf (June 03, 2014)
The Painted Forest (June 04, 2014)
The Invisible Man Works the System (June 05, 2014)
The First Lovers Try to Stay Clean (June 06, 2014)
Losing Our Voices (June 07, 2014)
Playing Hooky from Sunday School (June 08, 2014)
Abstinence (June 10, 2014)
Genes (June 11, 2014)
Circle of Perfection (June 17, 2014)
How to Become God (June 19, 2014)
Warning Signals (June 21, 2014)
EVOLUTION (June 23, 2014)
Minutes After the End of Time (June 24, 2014)
A Capitalist Back to Nature (June 26, 2014)
A Chimney Swift of Early Fall (June 27, 2014)
The Invisible Man’s Visible Footprints (June 30, 2014)

Corey Kirby (signed up May 04, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I participated last year and it was an amazing experience.
About Corey Kirby:
I am a full-time social worker, part-time writer. I draw inspiration from the south, traveling, and the everyday bravery of ordinary people.

hard (June 01, 2014)
a typical blindness (June 03, 2014)
in retrospect (June 05, 2014)
an amputation (June 09, 2014)
in perspective (June 18, 2014)
a simil(arity)e (June 23, 2014)

Sue Neufarth Howard (signed up May 04, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
The challenge inspires me to work on my poetry daily. I participated last year and it motivated me to set aside daily time to write a poem, at least a haiku or short verse.
About Sue Neufarth Howard:
Cincinnati native, poet and visual artist,retired.Member, Greater Cincinnati Writers League and Colerain Artists. Ohio Poetry Day awards. Published: Cattails and AEQAI online.

Haiku (June 01, 2014)
Haiku (June 02, 2014)
Erasure Poem – from The Vanished Cloud by Teresa Li (June 03, 2014)
Haiku (June 04, 2014)
TEXTURES (June 05, 2014)
Haiku (June 06, 2014)
Where Ghosts Hang Out (June 07, 2014)
Erasure Poem from The Garden of Golden Valley by Teresa Li (June 08, 2014)
OUT OF REACH (June 09, 2014)
TWILIGHT REVERIE (June 10, 2014)
Haiku (June 11, 2014)
Dad (June 12, 2014)
Erasure Poem from Perfect Epilogue – Armistice Day, 1933 by May Wedderburn Cannan (Poetry of the First World War) (June 13, 2014)
Haiku (June 14, 2014)
Haiku (June 15, 2014)
Sound Gardens (June 16, 2014)
Word Salad (June 17, 2014)
Haiku (June 18, 2014)
Cinquain (June 19, 2014)
Toke It Easy (June 20, 2014)
Sweet Relief (June 21, 2014)
Royal Flush (June 22, 2014)
Rhapsody (June 23, 2014)
The Poet (June 24, 2014)
Fancy in Flight (June 25, 2014)
Summer (June 26, 2014)
Haiku (June 27, 2014)
What Doesn’t Change (June 28, 2014)
The Changes of Time Can’t Be Unstitched (June 29, 2014)
Haiku (June 30, 2014)

Hap Houlihan (signed up May 06, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I should probably put my money where my mouth is.
About Hap Houlihan:
Hap is the co-founder (with Katerina Stoykova-Klemer) of Lexington Poetry Month. He lives in Lexington with his wife, Lori, and sons, Murphy and Simon.

Chaiya Miller (signed up May 06, 2014)
Why did you sign up?

About Chaiya Miller:
Chaiya Miller has called Lexington home for over 35 years.

purpose (June 01, 2014)
Sheila (June 03, 2014)
Waves (June 04, 2014)
Be Like the Sky (June 08, 2014)
ripple effect (June 13, 2014)
The First Precept (June 20, 2014)
No Wine or Eau de Toilette Needed to Woo (June 27, 2014)
Winter Reminders (June 29, 2014)
Wild Canary (June 30, 2014)

michael benton (signed up May 07, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I believe in communal art. I like the challenge.
About michael benton:
Sprouted in San Diego, CA. Interpellated through Midwest universities. Working the borderline South. Film studies professor at BCTC.

Allie Marini Batts (signed up May 07, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Because it was fun & productive last year.
About Allie Marini Batts:
Managing editor of Zoetic Press & the NonBinary Review

A Church, a courtroom & then Good-Bye (June 01, 2014)
I’m Not Talking About Love On A Roof In Brooklyn (June 02, 2014)
Headlines (June 03, 2014)
Streuselküchen, Prasselküchen, Butterküchen (June 04, 2014)
Here In My Heart Be Dragons (June 05, 2014)
Drought (June 06, 2014)
Vine-Ripe (June 07, 2014)
Wacissa Blueberries (June 08, 2014)
Yield (June 09, 2014)
For Muriel, As I Pack (June 10, 2014)
Heirloom (June 12, 2014)
the lost momma poem (June 25, 2014)
Confounding Variables (June 25, 2014)
A Particular Sadness at the Laundromat (June 29, 2014)
Dear Neighbors, (June 30, 2014)

Meagan Lindsay (signed up May 08, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
It’s high time for me to get back into poetry, and to be creating something new every day. Plus, I like a challenge.
About Meagan Lindsay:
Meagan Lindsay is a receptionist by day. By night, she writes books about terrible things and kissing, but hopefully never terrible kissing.

Brenda Marksbury (signed up May 08, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Rusty pen.
About Brenda Marksbury:
Brenda Marksbury, though born in Georgetown, Ky. for suspicious reasons, is a Lexington native. She ran away to a parallel universe with Tom & is blessed with two wonderful sons.

Debbie Cooper (signed up May 09, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Writing under deadlines pushes to me to write more poems. It is as simple as that. Plus, I had a great time last year participating in LexPoMo – great group of people!
About Debbie Cooper:
Deborah Cooper lives, writes, gardens, enjoys her family and daydreams in Cynthiana, Kentucky. She is the author of Letcher County: Images of America.

Enjambalaya (June 09, 2014)
Herons (June 12, 2014)
At the Playground (June 16, 2014)
Question (June 29, 2014)
for John (1928-2007) (June 30, 2014)

Elizabeth Burton (signed up May 10, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Writing during the school year is fruitless and frustrating, so I would like to start off the summer on a good foot by forcing myself to write a month’s worth of poetry.
About Elizabeth Burton:
Elizabeth Burton is a student of English at Lexington’s own Transylvania University. When she is not writing poetry she is watching magical girl anime.

6/2/14 (June 02, 2014)
Ode to My Ceiling Fan (June 02, 2014)
Dreams (June 03, 2014)
Purgatorio (June 09, 2014)
On Driving Past the University of Miami of Ohio (June 10, 2014)
Meditations on Father’s Day & the New Andrew Jackson Jihad Album (June 15, 2014)
Death and the Maiden (June 16, 2014)

Julian DeVille (signed up May 10, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I need something to get me writing more.
About Julian DeVille:
I am an honors student at EKU double majoring in math and electrical engineering, but still longs for the liberal arts.

Ganesh (June 04, 2014)
Writer (June 04, 2014)
Relativity (June 04, 2014)
Alone (June 05, 2014)
midnight meditation (June 06, 2014)
Lovers (June 07, 2014)
LoFi (June 10, 2014)
ET (June 11, 2014)
partly cloudy (June 11, 2014)
Flesh (June 13, 2014)
Something (June 13, 2014)
Question (June 15, 2014)
Apologies to Lorca (June 17, 2014)
Water (June 18, 2014)
Untitled (June 19, 2014)
Curbside (June 22, 2014)
Aftermath (June 24, 2014)
iPhone (June 25, 2014)
Dread (June 27, 2014)
Poet (June 27, 2014)
Ego (June 29, 2014)

Mattie Bruton (signed up May 10, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I did a lot of writing in high school, but since starting college I have been neglecting my creative pursuits. I’m hoping for inspiration in the form of an imminent deadline.
About Mattie Bruton:
I am nineteen and I enjoy ghost stories and spending time with arthropods.

An Analysis of Stargazing (June 01, 2014)
Birds and Pre-Natal Development (June 02, 2014)
Drama Queen (June 06, 2014)
Stroll (June 09, 2014)
Dreams of Wild Successes (June 15, 2014)

Matt Spencer (signed up May 11, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I would like to participate in the writing challenge in order to push myself to write more than I normally would
About Matt Spencer:
Soon I will begin a PhD program in English at Middle Tennessee State University. I will be moving out of the great state of Kentucky for the first time in my life to do so.

Listening to Soul (June 02, 2014)

Bianca Spriggs (signed up May 12, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I had a great time writing along last June and hope to recreate the magic!
About Bianca Spriggs:
Bianca Spriggs is an Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem Fellow. An award winning poet, Bianca is the author of Kaffir Lily and How Swallowtails Become Dragons.

Father Wit (June 01, 2014)
On a Scale of 1-10 (10 being the most) how much #swag do you have?: A Found Poem (June 02, 2014)
Praisesong for the Red Velvet Mite (June 03, 2014)
Live From the Mothership (June 05, 2014)
Through Her Teeth (June 06, 2014)
When It’s Been a Long Time Since You’ve Worn Red Lipstick (June 12, 2014)
How to Tell When You’re Grown (June 16, 2014)
I Met God—She’s Black (June 30, 2014)

Bernard Deville (signed up May 13, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Continuing the tradition and proving Lexington is home to some of the most creative people on the planet!
About Bernard Deville:
Bernie Deville is a Montessori Middle School teacher and MFA student at Eastern Kentucky university.

Brink of Awake (June 01, 2014)
Coal Keeps The Lights On (June 02, 2014)
NY curbside dreams (June 03, 2014)
I’ll Be Brief (June 04, 2014)
Carpe Noctem (June 05, 2014)
Hungers (June 06, 2014)
An Hour at the Art Museum (June 07, 2014)
Through the Blinds (June 08, 2014)
Reflexive (June 09, 2014)
Lonely Death of St. George (June 10, 2014)
Car Watching (June 11, 2014)
Heated Sidewalks (June 12, 2014)
Nyonyose (June 13, 2014)
Chicken or Egg (June 14, 2014)
Wrong Station, Old Notebook (June 15, 2014)
New Orleans Neighborhood Association (June 17, 2014)
Fictional Personalities (June 18, 2014)
Fire and Forget (June 20, 2014)
Catch A Fire (June 21, 2014)
Some kind of Meta word (June 23, 2014)
Retreat (June 26, 2014)
Alfama to Rue de Prata (June 29, 2014)
Purchased Poem (June 30, 2014)

Chad Dunbar (Godhand Black) (signed up May 14, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I feel that this challenge will force me to finally finish the poetry book that I have been working on, and allow me to focus on the creative aspect of what I do for a change.
About Chad Dunbar (Godhand Black):
Chad Dunbar (Godhand Black) is a poet nearing completion of a poetry book titled ‘Poems of a Forgotten Griot’, with some works featured in publications such as The Eintouist.

Jenni B. Baker (signed up May 16, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Month-long writing challenges are a great incubator of works and energy, not to mention a sense of community I went to UK as an undergrad and am a former UPK colleague of Hap’s!
About Jenni B. Baker:
Jenni B. Baker is the editor-in-chief of The Found Poetry Review. Her work has been published in more than a dozen literary journals. To learn more, visit

Interrogations (I) – Jenni B. Baker (June 01, 2014)
Interrogations (II) (June 02, 2014)
Interrogations (III) (June 03, 2014)
Interrogations (IV) (June 04, 2014)
Interrogations (V) (June 05, 2014)
Interrogations (VI) (June 06, 2014)
Interrogations (VII) (June 07, 2014)
Interrogations (VIII) (June 08, 2014)
Interrogations (IX) (June 11, 2014)
Interrogations (X) (June 14, 2014)
Interrogations (XI) (June 15, 2014)

Jay McCoy (signed up May 18, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
The challenge jump started my writing last year, so I look forward to the same boost this year. Also, it will serve as a way to celebrate my return to Lexington.
About Jay McCoy:
Bookseller by day, poet by night.

Straight first date (June 03, 2014)
Antipode (June 04, 2014)
Home Babies (June 05, 2014)
A Lesson (June 06, 2014)
Captured (June 15, 2014)
On finding myself in the midst of a sixth-grade reading comprehension question (June 28, 2014)

Maggie Brewer (signed up May 18, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
It’s good for my soul and for my brain.
About Maggie Brewer:
I am originally from Worthington, Ohio and moved to Kentucky to attend Transylvania. I teach high school history and live in Frankfort.

Provincial Purgatory (June 01, 2014)
Again (June 02, 2014)
Plug In (June 09, 2014)
Mornings At Our House (June 10, 2014)
Persistent Difficulty of Discarding Possessions Can Result in the Inability to Maintain Familial Relationships (June 25, 2014)
Stomach Pump (June 27, 2014)
Sunshine Realism (June 27, 2014)
At Summer’s End (June 28, 2014)
Learning to Mourn What Does Not Change (June 30, 2014)

bront davis (signed up May 18, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Still thinking…
About bront davis:
In progress…

Thinking of Large Numbers (June 20, 2014)
Ideal State (June 22, 2014)
Ice Cream Flavors (June 27, 2014)

Morgan Adams (signed up May 18, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I loved participating last year, and this year’s challenge will help me dust off my notebooks and yet again get a lot of writing accomplished — or else!
About Morgan Adams:
Morgan Adams is editor of the newly founded Osedax Press and author of In Nonestica, a chapbook from Accents Publishing. She lives and works in Lexington, Ky.

Keith Stewart (signed up May 18, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Last year’s challenge was so great! I love getting to know poets by reading their work every day. The month also helped me develop the discipline and focus needed to write daily.
About Keith Stewart:
Keith Stewart = Poet. Writer. Blogger. Good Eater. Bad Singer. Member of the Young Bloods Writing Group.

Discovery (June 01, 2014)
The One That Got Away (June 03, 2014)
A Thought After Watching the Discovery Channel (June 05, 2014)
A Thought After Watching the Discovery Channel (June 05, 2014)
Use for Xanax #212 (June 08, 2014)
Magnolia Gloaming (June 20, 2014)

Rae Cobbs (signed up May 19, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I am primarily a poet, though I’m working on my first novel. To allow myself at least one poem a day, joining the challenge will be a wonderful outlet!
About Rae Cobbs:
Poet Rae Cobbs lives and writes in Louisville, Kentucky. She is working on a novel,_Blake’s Crossing_, with support from a grant from The Kentucky Foundation for Women.

Bobby Steve Baker (signed up May 21, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I write every day but enjoy having a little push sometimes.
About Bobby Steve Baker:
Bobby Steve Baker has been lived in Lexington for 30 yrs with a summer home in his native Canada.He enjoys being part of this vibrant Arts Community.

Matitutinal Machinations (June 01, 2014)
Minimally Invasive (June 04, 2014)
Neurology Clinic (June 06, 2014)
Beatitudes Mathew 5:1-16 (June 08, 2014)
Not An Easy Man To Love (June 11, 2014)
Conceived at a 3D Porn Movie (June 12, 2014)
Somedays Denali Rises Hungry (June 15, 2014)
Snake (June 18, 2014)
Cloth (June 24, 2014)

JD Lester (signed up May 21, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
June is for poems!
About JD Lester:
JD is a native Kentuckian, award-winning author of children’s books, and a proud, lifelong word nerd.

James Dean Johnson (signed up May 22, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
As a former resident of Lexington, I dearly miss the writing community of Lexington and want to connect to it again in a way that doesn’t involve cars and crossing state lines.
About James Dean Johnson:
James Dean Johnson is a Kentucky native currently living on the outskirts of Nashville. He is an alumni of The Twenty and has had work published in Shale and Still: The Journal.

Andres Ortiz (signed up May 23, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Because I love to write
About Andres Ortiz:
Quito Ecuador

haiku (June 02, 2014)
The mist wheel (June 02, 2014)
She and that black resplendent dog. (June 03, 2014)
Mr President. (June 04, 2014)
The Spanish War song (June 05, 2014)
The Blacksmith Song (June 06, 2014)
Cardinal Points (June 07, 2014)
Decadence (June 08, 2014)
The Conference of the Birds (June 09, 2014)
Apocrife Gospel (June 10, 2014)
Elogio de Simone de Beauvoir (June 11, 2014)
The Other Ozmandias (June 12, 2014)
Nada (June 13, 2014)
There are better things to do than see the moon. (June 14, 2014)
The Blasphemy (June 16, 2014)
An answer (June 16, 2014)
The secret hour (June 17, 2014)
A Question (June 18, 2014)
The hipsters also can burn crosses (June 19, 2014)
June 20 (June 21, 2014)
The gate. (June 22, 2014)
Road Song (June 25, 2014)

Victoria Sullivan (signed up May 24, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Poetry breathes life into my bones–I desire a month of true living.
About Victoria Sullivan:
Victoria Sullivan is an Appalachian writer of poetry and fiction from Vanceburg, KY. A recent graduate of Transylvania University, she plans to pursue her MA in English.

poach (June 01, 2014)
mama river (June 02, 2014)
sweet iced tea in a mason jar (June 03, 2014)
a storm, june 4 2014 (June 04, 2014)
time (June 05, 2014)
An Open Letter to Clarice Starling (June 06, 2014)
a young girl’s guide to cruelty (June 07, 2014)
heresy (June 09, 2014)
swan queen (June 10, 2014)
the saints (oh, how i want to be in that number) (June 11, 2014)
spring cleaning (June 13, 2014)
alone/alone (June 14, 2014)
sick (June 15, 2014)
shelling peas (June 29, 2014)

Serena Devi (signed up May 24, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I love writing, but find it difficult to motivate myself to write every day. Hopefully, this challenge will drive me to create more, and maybe I’ll even get some decent material.
About Serena Devi:
SCAPA Literary Arts student, lover of poetry, music, dogs, and all things colorful.

sentimental (June 01, 2014)
the desperate ones (June 02, 2014)
forgiveness (June 03, 2014)
a sudden infestation of strange birds (June 05, 2014)
Ghosts (June 07, 2014)
Untitled (June 10, 2014)
Ink (June 11, 2014)
Loathsome Creatures (June 15, 2014)
How to Live Forever (June 24, 2014)
Maracas (June 26, 2014)

J. Wise (signed up May 25, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Peer pressure.
About J. Wise:
Teacher, aka the great American hustler: pedagogical Butch Cassidy, literary Sundance Kid; walking thesaurus/dictionary; critical reader; bad dancer; dreamer of impossible dreams.

Untitled (June 01, 2014)
Untitled (June 02, 2014)
Gaslight (June 04, 2014)
Why my book was poorly written (June 05, 2014)
Figurehead (June 09, 2014)
#thethirstisreal (June 10, 2014)
Projections (June 12, 2014)
Tell It To My Heart (June 13, 2014)
To the Father of My Child (June 15, 2014)
Draping (June 20, 2014)
Niagra (June 21, 2014)
Repeat Offender (June 24, 2014)
Souvenir Mug (June 26, 2014)
On faith (June 29, 2014)

Cari Oleskewicz (signed up May 25, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I don’t presently live in Lexington, but the man I love does. (Romantic thinking infers that I will one day live there…) Mine will be love poems to Lexington and this man.
About Cari Oleskewicz:
Cari Oleskewicz is a writer who has been published in print and online publications including The Washington Post, Found Poetry Review, Epiphany Magazine and Commonline Journal.

Kristine Nowak (signed up May 25, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I enjoyed participating in Lexington Poetry Month last year and I am looking forward to participating again. I usually write slowly, so writing a poem in a day is a challenge.
About Kristine Nowak:
Kristine Nowak grew up in Washington and moved to Kentucky in 2008. She currently works in a library and lives in Lexington with her husband, dog, and two cats. She writes poetry.

The Witch’s House (June 01, 2014)
Watching Clouds as the Sun Sets (June 03, 2014)
Regarding the Lobsters in the Grocery Store Tank and What They Can Hope for in the Future (June 08, 2014)
Great Blue Heron in Flight (June 13, 2014)
Drawing a Face (June 15, 2014)

Andrew Depew (signed up May25, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
When I’m not bleeding blue, I’m bleeding words.
About Andrew Depew:
University of Kentucky graduate, Andrew Depew writes and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Rage of Man (June 01, 2014)
Romulus and Remus (June 08, 2014)
Political Union (June 09, 2014)
Untitled (June 10, 2014)
“Okay, God. I’m here.” (June 11, 2014)
Baby’s First Father’s Day (June 15, 2014)
A Letter to my Lawyer (June 16, 2014)
Bacon, by God (June 17, 2014)
Rules for the Fat, Drunk Insomniac (June 22, 2014)
Leave Some Blood (June 30, 2014)

Jennifer Burchett (signed up May 26, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
All the best novels are full of poetry, are they not? I need some practice!
About Jennifer Burchett:
Writer of prose, maker of soup, not a poet, living in the beautiful Bluegrass.

Dream Catcher (June 02, 2014)
Joni Mitchell’s Room (June 05, 2014)
Spring 2014 (June 06, 2014)
from the back seat, 1 (June 06, 2014)
Spring, 2014 (June 07, 2014)
Summer Enrichment (June 12, 2014)
Haiku (June 13, 2014)
Accumulations (June 30, 2014)
from the back seat, 2 (June 01, 2014)

Jennifer Beckett (signed up May 26, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
When I participated in 2013, I was pleased with my writing, blessed by the chance to meet more writers and thrilled to participate in writing events. Looking forward to June 2014!
About Jennifer Beckett:
Jennifer Beckett loves spending time with her family and being outside. She teaches English and French, and she enjoys sharing her love of poetry with her students.

Roger Conner (signed up May 27, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I have contributed to Accents before and watched Katerina’s Lexington literary activities grow, and need to keep developing my poetics and aesthetic.
About Roger Conner:
Born in Central Kentucky, studied Humanities as part of Honors class at Elizabethtown Community College

Increasing Severity (June 01, 2014)
Aeiou (June 03, 2014)
Storm Interlude (June 04, 2014)
Didn’t I? (June 08, 2014)
Stable Enigmatic Variations (or listening to Elgar in a dream state) (June 10, 2014)
Icons and Irony (an ode to Grandpa Jones) (June 13, 2014)
Blood Crying From the Ground (June 18, 2014)
A Triple Order of Obituaries (June 19, 2014)
On Dis’ing Anton Bruckner (June 24, 2014)

Liz Prather (signed up May 27, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I like the expectation of a poem a day. Surely one of them will be a starting place to something good.
About Liz Prather:
Liz Prather grew up in northern Fayette County on a tobacco farm and attend UK. A writer and teacher, she now lives in eastern Kentucky.

No Mas (June 02, 2014)
She Ain’t Even From Lexington (June 03, 2014)

Romy Ares (signed up May 27, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
My introspective nature enjoys the challenge and my introverted nature celebrates joining a local community project
About Romy Ares:
Romy is a recent Lexington transplant from Portland, Ore. When she is not in the forest she is pursuing degrees in Maths and Art History.

Jonel Sallee (signed up May 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
It’s purely self-serving: I don’t want to have to live with myself if I don’t give this a try.
About Jonel Sallee:
In ninth grade, an aptitude test said that I should be a writer. Instead, I spent nearly a half century trying to teach others how to write. Oh, well.

Dream Poem (June 01, 2014)
Star Poem: On Trust (June 06, 2014)
Thoughts on Visiting the Cinque Terre (June 10, 2014)
In Fair Verona (June 12, 2014)
An Hour Over Coffee in the Hofgarten (June 14, 2014)
Monday Morning at the Hofgarten (June 16, 2014)
Star Poem: On the Wildness of the Soul (June 17, 2014)
Thoughts on Walking Beethovensgang (June 29, 2014)

Jennifer Barricklow (signed up May 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Anything that encourages me to write is a good thing. The LexPoMo challenge is a VERY good thing!
About Jennifer Barricklow:
Jennifer Barricklow is a poet and editor living and writing in the Bluegrass.

(untitled) (June 04, 2014)
Drafting (June 05, 2014)
Sagittarius (June 10, 2014)
Our 50th Year (June 26, 2014)
The Dry Spell Ends (June 30, 2014)

Duke Gatsos (signed up May 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
The experience last year helped stretch my writing and increased my writing activity
About Duke Gatsos:
In Lexington finishing a PhD in higher education. BAs in Religion and English. Work at UK as student support in Educational Leadership. Writing more consistently for last 6 years

Aurora (June 24, 2014)
Soccer Is Life (June 29, 2014)
1 of 26 (June 30, 2014)


Nettie E. Farris (signed up May 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I want to be a brave poet.
About Nettie E. Farris:
Nettie Farris can fall down a flight of stairs without spilling her coffee.

In Devotional Pose (June 01, 2014)
Incognito (June 02, 2014)
Echo-la-li-a (June 03, 2014)
abby loves (June 04, 2014)
5 Syllable Memoir (June 05, 2014)
Sunflowers (June 06, 2014)
Paulita Maxwell Reflects on the Past and her Relationship with William Henry McCarty (June 08, 2014)
I Wanted a Man Who Loved Me Like That (June 09, 2014)
High School Sports Physical (June 10, 2014)
how do you know (June 11, 2014)
Not the Face of Jesus (June 12, 2014)
5 6 7 8 (June 13, 2014)
The Important Thing about Harry (June 16, 2014)
His Name Began with the Letter H (like Harry) so I Immediately Loved Him Also by Default (June 22, 2014)
This Feeling that at Any Moment I’m to be Eaten by a White Rhinoceros (June 23, 2014)

leopold virgil (signed up May 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
well im looking for exposure, and its always fun to compete in writing contests and otherwritting activities….daniel
About leopold virgil:
born in berea,ky now live with my wife and two sons in lexington,ky.i have worked in the construction industry for nearly 30 years. i enjoy writing music, poetry, short stories, and sic-fi fiction in my spare time…

Elizabeth Kilcoyne (signed up May 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Last year, I developed so much as a poet during this time. I could use more of that in my life.
About Elizabeth Kilcoyne:
Elizabeth Kilcoyne is a graduate of SCAPA Creative Writing in Lexington, KY and a member of The Twenty. She currently attends UK as a theatre major with a playwriting emphasis.

how he got the bruise this time (June 02, 2014)
fairytale (June 05, 2014)
i need you to be slightly more immortal (June 06, 2014)

S.R. Gollihue (signed up May 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I would like to participate in the writing challenge because I enjoy sharing my work and reading work from others.
About S.R. Gollihue:
S.R. Gollihue is a native Kentuckian who loves being surrounded by the mountains and trees of her hometown. She lives with her husband, their two cats, and their dog.

Kentucky (June 01, 2014)

Erin Chandler (signed up May 28, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I am a big fan of Hap Houlihan and Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, that is one reason. It scares me to death is another! I’d love to challenge myself to write a poem every day in June!
About Erin Chandler:
I primarily write non-fiction memoirs/short stories and plays. I act, produce theatre and occasionally independent films. My book June Bug Vs Hurricane is coming out soon!!

The Section (June 01, 2014)
Awakening (June 02, 2014)
My Guru (June 03, 2014)
Getting High (June 04, 2014)
Cousins (June 05, 2014)
ESP (June 06, 2014)
To Be Honest (June 07, 2014)
The Love Interest (June 08, 2014)
The Plan (June 09, 2014)
Last Night (June 10, 2014)
Faith (June 11, 2014)
Positive (June 12, 2014)
Punk Rock (June 19, 2014)
The Air There (June 23, 2014)
The Air There II (June 27, 2014)
The Air Here (June 28, 2014)

K. Nicole Wilson (signed up May 29, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
i love lexington and its poets and the inferno created from poems bouncing around and into each other, and spreading.
About K. Nicole Wilson:
K. Nicole’s a Maysville (aka Limestone), KY native, and after living out West for seven years, she’s become an immoveable Appalacian mountain. A permanent part of the scenery.

Sunday Paper (June 06, 2014)
June Second (June 07, 2014)

Naomi Clewett (signed up May 29, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Because I truly feel I don’t have time for this right now and I will never have time if I don’t make it.
About Naomi Clewett:
I hold an MFA in poetry from the University of Alabama and live in Lexington, where I regularly fail to produce poems unless under the challenge of a deadline.

Democratic Party Fundraisers Fill My Inbox with the State of American Democracy in 2014 (June 01, 2014)
Seven Months into Forever (June 02, 2014)
Redo (June 04, 2014)
Subject (June 12, 2014)
The Guests (June 16, 2014)

Laurel Dixon (signed up May 29, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
It sounds like and excellent opportunity to create a new crop of poems, participate in poetry events, and get more involved in Lexington’s poetry community.
About Laurel Dixon:
Laurel Dixon has had her poetry published in Tobacco Magazine and Miss’ing Magazine. She spends most of her time reading, gardening, and drinking too much coffee.

Balance (June 03, 2014)
New Orleans (June 04, 2014)
The Garden District (June 09, 2014)
Poem for Lady S (June 11, 2014)
You in the Morning (June 13, 2014)
Another Harriet Dream (June 19, 2014)
Relic (June 20, 2014)
Girl (June 21, 2014)
Ask (June 30, 2014)

Pauletta Hansel (signed up May 29, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
It was a great experience last year–I wrote a bunch of new poems–many of which made their way into print–and connected with a lot of fine writers.
About Pauletta Hansel:
Pauletta Hansel is author of The Lives We Live in Houses (Wind Publications), co-editor of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel and Writer-in Residence at Thomas More College.

While Weeding I Remember (June 02, 2014)
Why, Perhaps, We Love Brussels Sprouts (June 05, 2014)
His Life (June 07, 2014)
Middle Age (June 08, 2014)
Two Views (June 09, 2014)
Portrait of My Mother as a Dried Sunflower Head (June 11, 2014)
When I Fell in Love (June 12, 2014)
Say Words (June 17, 2014)
Salvation (June 25, 2014)

Linda Caldwell (signed up May 29, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Sounds like fun and inspiration
About Linda Caldwell:
Writer of poetry for many years
Two Mattys (June 01, 2014)

Off the Table (June 21, 2014)

Zach Johnson (signed up May 29, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
collective inspiration
About Zach Johnson:
I’m easily distracted.

Kermit Voice (June 01, 2014)
Karma Predicts (June 02, 2014)

Morghan Fuller (signed up May 29, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Last year the challenge prompted me to produce some of my best work, and I love the opportunity to be pushed to keep writing, and be able to honor this beautiful city we live in.
About Morghan Fuller:
Morghan is an English Teaching major from Lexington, entering her junior year at Eastern Kentucky University. This is her second year participating in Lexington Poetry Month.

Journal (June 01, 2014)
Twenty and Single. (June 02, 2014)
#Summer2K14 (June 03, 2014)
Pretty Poems about a Pathetic Person (June 04, 2014)
A Coming Out Poem in Honor of Pride Month (June 06, 2014)
Five Letters That Needed to be Written (June 07, 2014)
Wake Up Call (June 08, 2014)
The Only Lesson I Remember Learning My Senior Year (June 10, 2014)
Letters to Five Versions of Myself (June 13, 2014)
Fat Babies (June 15, 2014)
Sober Hearts and Drunken Minds (June 17, 2014)
You weren’t my January, You were my New Year (June 23, 2014)

Samantha Jean Moore (signed up May 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Silence would be the death of me. It’s high time I started writing down these words…and giving light to the ones written in darkness.
About Samantha Jean Moore:
This Modern Nomad May Forever Wander, but if I ever make my way back Home, I’ll be headed to Lexington.

And Then She Opened (June 01, 2014)
“Momma!” (June 02, 2014)
I’m lucky it was raining (June 04, 2014)
Dripping salty and muddled (June 18, 2014)
The Stone (June 22, 2014)
The Circle (June 23, 2014)
The Gateway (June 26, 2014)
Mother’s Milk (June 27, 2014)
Lex Toes (June 29, 2014)

Eric Scott Sutherland (signed up May 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
To generate new work in a structured environment, while joining in with our vibrant writing community to create something special.
About Eric Scott Sutherland:
Eric Scott Sutherland is the creator and host of the Holler Poets Series. His latest collection of poems, pendulum, was recently released by Accents Publishing.

Like Magnets (June 22, 2014)
untitled (June 23, 2014)

MC Spam Bot (signed up May 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Wonderful story,
reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data,
nevertheless really worth taking a look,
About MC Spam Bot:
I’ve recently started a blog, the information you offer on this website has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work!

“nba miami heat mvp lebron james iphone 5 case online” (June 01, 2014)
Toms Elite Sneakerheads Makeup Wholesale (June 02, 2014)
Lebron James Outlet Sale (June 03, 2014)
OK Cupid Thunder (June 04, 2014)
Free Piano (June 06, 2014)

Leslie Bartley (signed up May 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Discipline, discipline, discipline!
About Leslie Bartley:
Limp-wristed queer with a rusty terrace!

Viva San Fermín! (June 02, 2014)

jude lally (signed up May 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I want to participate in Lexington Poetry Month challenge, again, because it really motivates me to write. I really enjoyed the challenge and find that it entices creative output.
About jude lally:
Please use Bio on file.

No Matter What by Jude Lally (June 04, 2014)

Cheyenne Neckmonster (signed up May 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I am not usually challenged to write & it sounded fun.
About Cheyenne Neckmonster:
Cheyenne Neckmonster writes things. They are sometimes true.

mimic (June 02, 2014)
parts per million (June 02, 2014)
twenty-six hours (June 03, 2014)
copper flavored water (June 04, 2014)
frequency modulation (June 05, 2014)
pitch and roll (June 07, 2014)
azimuth (June 07, 2014)
gall (June 08, 2014)
send out from closed (June 09, 2014)
roll for initiative (June 10, 2014)
wear a helmet (June 11, 2014)
america online (June 12, 2014)
parabola (June 13, 2014)
erosion (June 14, 2014)
repetition is a form of change (June 15, 2014)
cold shower (June 16, 2014)
ode to harry dean (June 17, 2014)
sulfur orange (June 18, 2014)
hypotheosis (June 19, 2014)
hang ten (June 21, 2014)
panacea (June 21, 2014)
creative anachronism (June 22, 2014)
futures passed (June 23, 2014)
the first time i heard surfer rosa (June 24, 2014)
retrograde (June 25, 2014)
depleted resources (June 26, 2014)
chinese television (June 27, 2014)
let it bleed (June 28, 2014)
prayers (June 29, 2014)
open letter to the supreme court (June 30, 2014)

David Cole (signed up May 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I enjoy most things that involve the words ‘writing’ and ‘challenge’.
About David Cole:
Recently voted the worst-dressed sentient being in the universe for the seventh time running.

John Reid Jumps an Iron Horse (June 01, 2014)
THANK YOU FOR PLAYING… (June 03, 2014)
Leaving Lexington at 2AM (June 04, 2014)
I Will Die at Age 57 (June 12, 2014)

L. Marvis Hartman (signed up May 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Motivation, mostly…is that brief enough?
About L. Marvis Hartman:
Lexington resident, lover of poetry, reading, gardening, fossils, theater and swamps. Retired speech-language pathologist, with a heart.

Jay St. Orts (signed up May 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I need creative communion. I need clear goals. I need concentrated practice.
About Jay St. Orts:
Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Musician, Homebrewer, Cook, Editor, Writer. Not necessarily in that order.

#mountains (June 04, 2014)
Silent Spring into Swing (June 17, 2014)
Other Side of this Life (June 19, 2014)
Secret Codes, Keys, and Combinations (June 20, 2014)
Writ Large (June 24, 2014)
Camille, Leon (June 25, 2014)

Renee Rigdon (signed up May 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
It’s been awhile since I’ve written regularly, and I would very much like to change that.
About Renee Rigdon:

Kristy Horine (signed up May 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Because Katerina provoked me to be serious and urged me not to delay.
About Kristy Horine:
I write; therefore I am a writer. Sometimes I write my stories. Sometimes the stories of others. Sometimes those stories even look like poems.

Flash (June 03, 2014)
History Herstory (June 04, 2014)
Occasionally (June 24, 2014)
Thicker Bush (June 26, 2014)
The Mourning Women (June 27, 2014)

Chloe Forsting (signed up May 30, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I can’t do NaNoWriMo for crap, but poetry seems more feasible. Also, I yearn to practice.
About Chloe Forsting:
Student writer. I’m working on it. I can be a real jerk about music but otherwise I guess I’m okay.

Bonfire (June 01, 2014)
Cold Front (June 02, 2014)
Water Is Real (a stream of consciousness poem) (June 03, 2014)
Cry for Help after a Bad Night’s Sleep (June 04, 2014)
Another For Tom Lazarus (June 05, 2014)
Too Hot To Sleep, Too Hot To Think (June 06, 2014)
The Prometheans/Failures (June 07, 2014)
Palmolive: Anna and Jean-Luc (found and fictionalized) (June 08, 2014)
Castle (A Love Poem) (June 11, 2014)
Easiest (June 12, 2014)
At Twenty (June 13, 2014)
On Not Being E.E. Cummings (June 14, 2014)
An Apology For Writing Stupid Love Poems (June 16, 2014)
You And Your Brothers (June 17, 2014)
Septimus (June 18, 2014)
War Horse (June 19, 2014)
Children (June 20, 2014)
I Threw The Glass At The Ground (June 21, 2014)
Life on a Cruise Ship (June 24, 2014)

Chuck Clenney (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Lexington Poetry Month: motivator for self, a community engaged in discourse and craft, and, most importantly, a lot of fun. Lexington has so many prolific writers with different styles and voices and I’m so excited to hear, share, and learn from.
About Chuck Clenney:
Chuck hails from Covington and now resides in lovely Lexington, Ky. By day, a Japanese translator, other times, visual artist, poet, radio DJ, and word nerd. He does a radio show on WRFL 88.1FM every Tuesday from 10-Midnight.

Good Poetry (June 01, 2014)
Break Fast (June 02, 2014)
In A Forest (June 03, 2014)
Dream No. 27: Why You Shouldn’t Kill Yourself (June 04, 2014)
Dream No. 28: Flies in The Sushi Shop (June 05, 2014)
Old Water (June 06, 2014)
Friday @ The Florence Mall Food Court (June 08, 2014)
Keep It Simple (June 09, 2014)
Al’s Bar (June 10, 2014)
The Tension in Russia (June 20, 2014)
It’s What’s for Dinner (June 20, 2014)

Valentin Dishev (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Because it is a challenge…
About Valentin Dishev:
Valentin Dishev was born on May 7th, 1962 in Blagoevgrad. He is the author of several poetry and prose books, most recently Marguerite and Other Registers (2013)…

tina andry (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
because creatively i have been a lazy bum as of late.
About tina andry:
tina andry is author of ransom notes. i have two children. i like haircuts (sometimes) anime & old-fashioneds.

sunday morning (June 02, 2014)
in anticipation of the riding crop (June 07, 2014)

Barry George (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
It will be fun, challenging, and a good incentive for me to write a poem every day and to share them with other poets doing the same thing!
About Barry George:
Barry George, author of Accent’s Wrecking Ball and Other Urban Haiku, lives in Philadelphia. His haiku have been widely published and have won numerous international awards.

[untitled] (June 02, 2014)
Anniversary Self-Portrait (June 04, 2014)
[untitled] (June 07, 2014)
[Untitled] (June 23, 2014)
[Untitled] (June 28, 2014)

Carmen Norris (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I used to write poetry but ditched it after college. I would love to get back into it! Also, I love participating in group projects!
About Carmen Norris:
Carmen Norris is a tooth collector, adventurer, cat lady, fashion lover and secret writer. She enjoys hanging out with her cats, reading outdated self help books, and stargazing.

Falling Down, Getting Up (June 01, 2014)
november 16, 2002 (June 02, 2014)
untitled (June 03, 2014)
Letter and Sodas (June 04, 2014)

J W Mullins (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I am a new author and would love to be involved with this project to challenge myself, and to see what great works come out of Lexington from other authors as well.
About J W Mullins:
He is an author, photographer, poet, apologist, husband, and daddy. He loves his wife’s passion, the laughter of his children, poetry, and Jesus Christ unabashedly.

Plattes of (June 27, 2014)
Ghost Stories (June 27, 2014)
Palettes of Quarry (June 27, 2014)
DaNcing dAndies (June 27, 2014)
Blueberry Bliss (June 27, 2014)

Marcia T. Jones (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Bronson’s making me!
About Marcia T. Jones:
Writer, journaler, speaker, mentor

Deborah Rogers (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I wrote a poem about Stephen Stills because I’ve enjoyed every message he’s ever sung about. So, as a thank you to him, I’d like to share my poem.
About Deborah Rogers:
My name is Deborah. I’m an avid gardener and pet lover. I enjoy drawing, reading, walking and listening to folk music from yesteryear.

Black sunshine (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I’m not sure
About Black sunshine:
Jude is a judite.

Toni Menk (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
About Toni Menk:
iI live in rural Kentucky and am a student of poetry.

matthew haughton (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
gave it a shot last year, was hesitant this year- but why not? a chance to speak to friends.
About matthew haughton:
Matthew Haughton’s two poetry books are Stand in the Stillness of Woods and Bee-coursing Box.

Life Cycles and Habitats (June 07, 2014)
Life Cycles and Habitats (2) (June 08, 2014)
Life Cycles and Habitats (June 09, 2014)
Life Cycles and Habitats (4) (June 10, 2014)
life cycles and habitats (5) (June 11, 2014)
Life Cycles and Habitats (a sequence) (June 12, 2014)

Gaby Bedetti (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
The challenge will enable me to stretch my writing limits.
About Gaby Bedetti:
I am a long time professor in the English Department at EKU.

Pastoral (June 01, 2014)
A daughter’s dilemma on being dumped (June 02, 2014)
“Can you give me an Halleluiah?” (June 03, 2014)
Another Song for our Son (June 04, 2014)
Ways for a twentysomething to avoid a conversation with her parents (June 05, 2014)
Three Summer Outings (June 06, 2014)
Territorial (June 07, 2014)
For Jozy Altidore (June 08, 2014)
Support for the Amateur Chorister on Pentecost Sunday (June 09, 2014)
Advanced Placement Lit Reading: Day 1 (June 10, 2014)
Found Wisdom (June 11, 2014)
Two Haiku (June 12, 2014)
To Be Honest (June 13, 2014)
River Thoughts (June 14, 2014)
World Cup 1 (June 15, 2014)
Drama in the Morning (June 16, 2014)
World Cup II (June 17, 2014)
Elvis Costello at the Palace Theatre (June 18, 2014)
World Cup III (June 19, 2014)
Private Voice Studio Recital (June 20, 2014)
For Our Son on His 18th Birthday (June 21, 2014)
Portrait of a Young Man in Church (June 22, 2014)
The Complex Attitude of the Speaker in Gascoigne’s “For That He Looked Not upon Her” (June 23, 2014)
World Cup IV (June 24, 2014)
A Full Plate in Mid-Summer (June 25, 2014)
World Cup IV (June 26, 2014)
Gravestone Tanka (June 27, 2014)
World Cup V (June 28, 2014)
To My Grown Children (June 29, 2014)
Experts (June 30, 2014)

meadow smith (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
a humble tribute to a beloved craft that has served me well – there are single poems that i’ve traced with my fingers so often that their print is permenantly embedded in my own.
About meadow smith:
born and reared in the bluegrass, branched out for a stint here and there, called to come back home – first time submitting, feeling about as comfortable as microwaved foil.

(high-cry) (June 04, 2014)
untitled (June 07, 2014)
cutter (June 24, 2014)

John P Lackey (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I love writing poems, but need an excuse to carve the time to sit down and do it, with all the other projects I have going. This fits the bill just fine.
About John P Lackey:
John P Lackey is a painter, printmaker and writer, and is currently working on his first film script. He owns Homegrown Press Studio & Gallery on N Limestone in Lexington.

Sean L Corbin (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
This will help me get back on the poetry train after some post-graduate recharging time.
About Sean L Corbin:
Sean L Corbin is a member of the University of Kentucky MFA program in Creative Writing. His work has been places.

While lying on the grass and staring at the cloudless sky through the branches of a willow tree (June 01, 2014)
On Monday morning after a weekend of heavy snuggling (June 02, 2014)
Explicating the expanse of spider webs on the porch of our apartment (June 03, 2014)
Is it the gas or the tetrology or the hepatitis or the aging (June 04, 2014)
While preparing a class on the legitimacy of professional wrestling (June 05, 2014)
Considering the ramifications of new blacktop outside our rented apartment (June 06, 2014)
Appleness is a staircase drawing (June 18, 2014)
Ponder (June 19, 2014)
At least (June 20, 2014)
After my son’s angry outburst, I ask him what he did and why (June 21, 2014)
Thoughts on my friend’s wedding two months after the perfect chaos of my own (June 22, 2014)
Ode to that massive fucking spider at our honeymoon cabin (June 23, 2014)
Lobster tails (June 24, 2014)
What? (June 25, 2014)
Tell the kids (June 26, 2014)
News [a partially found poem] (June 27, 2014)
BREAKING NEWS – President To Break It Down (June 29, 2014)
Constituency (June 30, 2014)

Milena Valkanova (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
My participation in this writing challenge will be my own session of creation therapy – the place to shelter my soul – the time when only my soul will matter.
About Milena Valkanova:
I am a Jungian analyst in training and a psychological astrologer who would give a sociable vent to inner images, voices, screams and laughs through verses.

her (June 01, 2014)
foreign (June 02, 2014)
snap (June 04, 2014)
bi-polar (June 04, 2014)
home spirit (June 06, 2014)
Women, bread and blood (June 07, 2014)
golden haystacks (June 07, 2014)
cat emotions (June 11, 2014)
moons cats and loves (June 13, 2014)
crossroads (June 15, 2014)
messages of love (June 15, 2014)
tara and alice (June 15, 2014)
blessed are the ignorant (June 15, 2014)
*** (June 15, 2014)
delicious evening musings (June 18, 2014)
answer (June 18, 2014)
speak low (June 19, 2014)
pain in a time of happiness (June 21, 2014)
mermaidian (June 21, 2014)
love potion (June 21, 2014)
may (June 21, 2014)

Sue Churchill (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I like to think of just seeing what happens with a poem each day, not expecting perfection, but watching for what will emerge. I’m also excited to be writing alongside other poets
About Sue Churchill:
I’m a former English teacher, currently working on a memoir, but poetry is still my first love.

Joan Burke (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I have been a sporadic writer. In my 20’s I loved to write poems and always kept journals. With the help of my life-long friend George Ella Lyon, I hope to find my voice again.
About Joan Burke:
I was born and raised in Ky., went to UK, lived in NY and Lake Tahoe, CA, where I met my husband. We moved back here years ago with kids in tow. I love Lexington and CA.

red bird, brown bird (June 01, 2014)
Other side (June 02, 2014)
After this dig (June 05, 2014)
cul-de-sac memoir (June 09, 2014)
Idknow (June 13, 2014)
24 hours (June 13, 2014)
dot dot dot (June 23, 2014)

Laura Kathryn Rogers (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I am seeking a publisher for an anthology of short stories and want to get my name and work more exposure.
About Laura Kathryn Rogers:
Laura Kathryn Rogers comes from a long tradition of story-tellers and writers. She wrote her first poem in 3rd grade and has placed in national contests over the years.

Reva Williams (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Because I like Hap and I like poetry.
About Reva Williams:
Reva Williams lives, works, play music and loves in Lexington, Ky.

Jax Ripper (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Writing is my only friend. Its the best way to kill a person without the cops coming.
About Jax Ripper:
Creative Writing major at SCAPA; sixteen; Lord of the Ring fanatic; cool kid in the making.

Naked Bodies (June 03, 2014)
Glass Chandelier (June 04, 2014)
Mountaintop (June 06, 2014)
Myself as a Poet (June 11, 2014)

Danny Hintze (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I am challenging myself to express myself in a new way. I am not at all trained in poetry or writing.
About Danny Hintze:
I’m 28 and a Lexington native. I enjoy the outdoors and hiking. My background is in computers.

Savannah Sipple (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I participated last year and enjoyed the challenge of writing a poem a day, along with the other participants. Reading everyone else’s work was really inspiring and encouraging.
About Savannah Sipple:
Savannah Sipple is a poet from Eastern Kentucky. Her work has recently been published in Still: The Journal, and Deep South Magazine.

thrust (June 03, 2014)
When the Idea of Love Hounds Around (June 15, 2014)
The Sundowner Gossips about the CNA (June 28, 2014)
The Sundowner Smokes the Oxygen Monitor (June 29, 2014)
Our Bodies Become Questions (June 30, 2014)

Arlyce Menzies (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
A friend who encourages me to write and live well invited me to participate and I am happy to be included and challenged.
About Arlyce Menzies:
Arlyce Menzies is rust belt born, blue grass educated, and teaches English in Somerville, MA. She has two daughters and joins the poetry conversation whenever she can.

Travis Stidham (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
This challenge is an extension of National Poetry Month for me when I tend to get a lot of writing done. I’m looking for deadlines to help me squeeze that ink out onto paper.
About Travis Stidham:
Travis Stidham is the founder and host of the monthly reading series, Treehouse Poets Series, in Hazard, KY.

That Low Hanging Branch (June 01, 2014)
That Soggy Kid (June 02, 2014)
Big Lights (June 03, 2014)
Bare Feet (June 04, 2014)
Incision (June 05, 2014)
Fishing Cage (June 06, 2014)
An Exercise in Detail (June 09, 2014)

Kate Fadick (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
While I do not live in Lexington, I do love it. I spent many weekends there for R&R while working in Eastern KY. I also value the experience of writing with others.
About Kate Fadick:
Kate Fadick’s poetry is influenced, in part, by her experience as a community organizer in Eastern KY (Jackson and Owsley Counties)and urban neighborhoods in greater Cincinnati.

First we learn (June 01, 2014)
something of grief (June 02, 2014)
something of wild holiness (June 03, 2014)
something of wild holiness ll (June 04, 2014)
something of wild holiness lll (June 05, 2014)
After several drafts (June 06, 2014)
Bishop’s Vowels Meet Van Gogh’s Colours (June 07, 2014)
something of wild holiness lV (June 08, 2014)
Cento: from EX_VOTO, Poems by Adelia Prado (June 09, 2014)
Cento (June 10, 2014)
something of wild holiness V (June 11, 2014)
something of wild holiness VI (June 12, 2014)
Cento (June 13, 2014)
Saturday Morning (June 14, 2014)
Cento : from 3 poems posted by Zlatna Kostova (June 15, 2014)
Something of wild holiness VII (June 16, 2014)
Enough : An Assay (June 17, 2014)
I tell you (June 18, 2014)
something of grief II (June 19, 2014)
something of holiness VII (June 20, 2014)
something of wild holiness IX (June 21, 2014)
Blue : An Assay (June 22, 2014)
something of wild holiness X (June 23, 2014)
instead of writing I spend the evening with a two year old (June 24, 2014)
something of wild holiness XI (June 25, 2014)
Distractions (June 26, 2014)
Separation (June 27, 2014)
what does not change (June 28, 2014)
Here (June 29, 2014)
something of grief III (June 30, 2014)

Babushkka (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Bronson’s making me do it.
About Babushkka:
I don’t know.

EE CUMMINS (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
@Bronson made me sign up.
I’m really into #poetry.

Matt Finley (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I signed up to understand poetry more fully. I want to feel what it’s like to riff on emotion. The only way I can do that is to write it and attempt to capture what I see with passion everyday, in a way that leaves others with no choice but to feel.
About Matt Finley:
I’m from London, Ky. I have published flash fiction for Winged Nation magazine at the College of William and Mary and for, for which I am an editor. I also have a J.D. from the College of William and Mary Law School and live in Virginia.

Drunkards (June 02, 2014)
Strangers (June 02, 2014)
Take Care of Yourself (June 03, 2014)
Cracks in the Sidewalk (June 05, 2014)
How Many? (June 06, 2014)
Another Dream of Dying (June 07, 2014)
Home and Beyond (June 08, 2014)
11:42 pm (June 09, 2014)
How Much for the Ink? (June 10, 2014)
A Fish in a Dream of a Bowl (June 11, 2014)
Today (June 12, 2014)
Bastards (June 13, 2014)
Studying for the Bar Exam on Driftwood in an Ocean (June 15, 2014)
Control (June 16, 2014)
About Pride (June 17, 2014)
Listening Along to Sirens While Jazz Plays (June 18, 2014)
Some Kind of Blue (June 19, 2014)
Too Long (June 20, 2014)
Crisshany (June 21, 2014)
An Old Crooked Man (June 22, 2014)
Sight (June 23, 2014)
Taking on the Establishment (June 24, 2014)
Sick Flies (June 26, 2014)
Vomit Fetish (June 27, 2014)
Hopefully (June 28, 2014)

Controlled Chaos (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
Bronson told me to.
About Controlled Chaos:
I like to meditate on how chaos interacts with things of order.

D. (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
The whole thing is terrifying. Which means I will be better for doing it.
About D.:
The particulars of my life are not all that interesting. I like music, words, new experiences, traveling and coming home again. I appreciate genuine people.

sweetsoreah (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
To challenge my mind and soul more.
About sweetsoreah:
I love nature and art.

Erin Mathews (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
1. Because poetry is an incredibly powerful art form I need to utilize more. 2. Chris McCurry bullied me.
About Erin Mathews:
Nineteen, a Kentucky-raised and Ohio-bound English major caught somewhere between a wild-haired youth and crotchety old person.

Dear You (June 02, 2014)
Calluses (June 03, 2014)
Condensed Hypothyroidism (June 04, 2014)
My Dog Has Liver Cancer (June 05, 2014)
June, 2013 (June 16, 2014)
On Growing Up Next to You (June 18, 2014)
I’m kind of an asshole to you (June 18, 2014)
We Don’t Speak Anymore So (June 22, 2014)

Kate Spencer (signed up May 31, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I’ve always loved reading and writing, but more recently I’ve become especially interested in poetry. This event provides an impetus both to work on my poetry and to share it.
About Kate Spencer:
Kate Spencer moved from the Midwest plains to the heart of the Bluegrass in 2005, beginning a period of repeated transitions. These inspired an appreciation of art and ignited her own creative flame. As a psychologist, she incorporates both into the work

Jim Lally (signed up June 01, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
To be aware of every smell and taste that comes my way this month.
About Jim Lally:
I wake in the mornings to the sound of rooster crow. I fall asleep in the evenings to the melancholy coo of mourning dove.

Nothing So Obvious as Godzilla (June 01, 2014)
Clouds Between us and the Space Station (June 02, 2014)
Heaven Might Be To Those Who Dream (June 04, 2014)
War of 1989 (June 30, 2014)
Henry (June 30, 2014)
Radio Lecture (June 30, 2014)

Eduardo Ballestero (signed up June 01, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
For the joy of generating new work.
About Eduardo Ballestero:
Eduardo was born in San Carlos, Costa Rica, and has lived in Kentucky since the age of four. He is working on a series of persona poems about a same-sex couple and their children.

On Time Dilation (June 02, 2014)

Nathan R. Petrie (signed up June 01, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I need accountability to produce a significant amount of decent poems this summer. This challenge will help me with that.
About Nathan R. Petrie:
Nathan R. Petrie is a Kentucky Governor’s Scholar of the Arts who digs Batman, Doctor Who, and geo-caching.

Shuntella Whitfield (signed up June 01, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I would like to participate in Lexington Poerty Month because it has been a life long dream to be a published poet. I believe it is time to share my work.
About Shuntella Whitfield:
Shuntella Whitfield is born and raised in Lexington, Ky. She is the mother of two beautiful children, daughter Kira(14), son Devin (12). She is lover of poetry, dancing and fitness
Balance (June 01, 2014)
Image (June 02, 2014)
A Note to My Love (June 03, 2014)
Window Shoppin’ (June 04, 2014)

Perfect View: Description of a King (June 06, 2014)
I Remember (June 09, 2014)
Inhaled (June 09, 2014)
Healing (June 10, 2014)
Burden (June 11, 2014)
Dating: Conversation with my Daughter (June 11, 2014)
How Come (June 15, 2014)
One Night Stand (June 16, 2014)
Anticipation (June 25, 2014)
First Hakiu (June 26, 2014)

Taylor Emily Copeland (signed up June 01, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
It was suggested to me that it would be a good way to break out of my rut. I’m looking forward to the challenge it presents.
About Taylor Emily Copeland:
Taylor Emily Copeland is a poet from Eastern Pennsylvania. Her chapbook “Caffeine kisses and long sleeves” is available through Maverick Duck Press.

Necrosis (June 01, 2014)
Share a Coke (June 02, 2014)
The many ways you’ve left me (in my head) (June 03, 2014)
When he talks about killing himself again (June 04, 2014)
Until tomorrow (June 05, 2014)
Last summer’s blonde (June 06, 2014)
Contentment comes at midnight (June 08, 2014)
When you ask me to write a poem about you (June 08, 2014)
Deletion (June 09, 2014)
At the chest (June 10, 2014)
Your fingers (June 12, 2014)
Upon approaching 28 (June 14, 2014)
On blood rush (June 14, 2014)
She lets frustration bear her teeth (June 15, 2014)
When you think of sweet nature poems (June 16, 2014)
When she realizes she’s two weeks late (June 17, 2014)
I want to erase myself from the internet (June 18, 2014)
His plan is to make me famous (June 19, 2014)
Not another pomegranate poem (June 20, 2014)
You were still a hurricane (June 22, 2014)
When a phone goes rogue (June 22, 2014)
In another hospital, I slip away again (June 23, 2014)
Stabbing victim goes home (June 24, 2014)
When someone asks me what its like to kiss another girl (June 25, 2014)
He asks about the scars on my body (June 26, 2014)
Journal entry (June 27, 2014)
Saturday night is a distant memory (June 28, 2014)
Her verse won’t let go of the weekend (June 29, 2014)
How to daydream on the side of the road after an accident (June 30, 2014)

Amy Camuglia (signed up June 01, 2014)
Why did you sign up?
I adore poetry…..well, most of it. I have entertained family members with my poems for years, and would like to try sharing with a wider audience. (And maybe less biased!)
About Amy Camuglia:
My name is Amy Camuglia. I was born Amy DeMoulin, but in the mid-west, so my french name was always pronounced “dee-mo-lin”. Unfortunate! My hubby and I drive a hand painted car.

God today (June 01, 2014)
Grocery list (June 02, 2014)
The Folk Artist (June 03, 2014)
Taking Out the Trash (June 04, 2014)
Oriole (June 05, 2014)
Geometry (June 06, 2014)
Algebra (June 07, 2014)
Jack Frost… (June 09, 2014)
Free Will (June 14, 2014)
Self Sabotage (June 15, 2014)
Pure Joy (June 16, 2014)
June 24 (June 24, 2014)
shift (June 30, 2014)