Martha started writing poetry at the age of 54. She says her inspiration was “__A need to scream and empty the misery from her soul.
The first poem she wrote was ” THE LONELY MOON”, it was a part of a class exercise, and she remembers that the experience was very surprising. It was in class and other students were gathering around telling me how good it was.
We know Martha as APoetWithin and HeartNGreenEyes on aol.
She first discovered the room by being invited by one of the other regulars and thinks it is a room any poet would appreciate.
Martha has performed as a spoken word poet in The 2 Idiots Peddling Poetry at The Ugly Mug in Orange CA,
The most valuable lesson, experience regarding her time in LNP:
It is wonderful to have a place where poets can go and be true to their experiences without being censored & to have ones art appreciated and respected.
You can read her some of Martha’s poetry at:
Martha Jeanne Stothard
Screen Name(s) ApoetWithin & HeartNGreenEyes
How long on-line 15 years
Age: 68 Occupation Retired
Education: None: I am an autodidect
Few People know that Martyha is interested in _Music, Art, visting museums.
Favorite Author….So many but if I have to give one it would be JRR Tolkien
Favorite Book……The Bride of Lammermoor
Favorite Poet…….John Gardiner
Top 5 interests / hobbies outside of poetry…….
4 ___Open Mic readings
5 ___Being the best person I can be
Favorite Music/Band_____The Metropolitan Opera
Favorite Movie The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies plus many others
Favorite Foods Mexican
Favorite Place To Vacation The coast of California
Favorite Poem…….BACKYARD JUNGLES….by John Gardiner
If you could meet any poet, who would it be? I know John Gardiner and many other really great poets here in So Cal
Favorite Quote ”Acceptance is the greatest gift of love.”