I'm SO excited to say that I will be participating in The Poetry Marathon next Saturday (August 23). I'll be writing a poem an hour for 12 hours straight (I opted for the half marathon, others who do the full marathon will be writing a poem an hour for 24 hours straight!). While I have no idea what to expect from this experience, I have a feeling it is going to be an incredible one. Writing poem after poem non-stop will, I think, push me to dig into my heart deeper than usual, and I can't wait to see what I pull out! There will be many other fellow poets also posting up on the website hourly, so in addition to the intensity of the time factor there will also be an incredible amount of energy from everyone involved. If you've never done a writing marathon before you should definitely try it out, you'd be shocked at what beauties these parameters and this kind of environment can magically create in your writing.
They are still accepting applications (submit before August 20th), for all details and the application form (it's short and pretty fun to fill out!) go here: The Poetry Marathon.
[The Poetry Marathon will take place from Saturday, August 23rd at 9 AM EDT until Sunday, August 24th at 9 AM EDT]