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July 18, 2022  |  Wingless Dreamer |  Contest

Wingless Dreamer Publisher presents Cultural Diversity Poetry Contest

About this contest:

 

Culture: a word that has more than one unique, powerful meaning. It’s part of all of us, our experiences and beliefs. At Wingless Dreamer we want you to look back on where you’ve come from and see how you came to be where you are today. Look at your unique background and paint a picture, write a poem about it. Look at the past and give us glimmers of hope and change. Now happy writing!

Judging criteria:

 

  • Uniqueness – 50%

  • Creativity/Style and Originality – 30%

  • The coherence of form and structure (harmony of words, presentation) – 10%

  • Clarity of imagery and language – 10% => TOTAL – 100%

RULES:

  • All entries are judged anonymously and the poet’s name must not appear on the poem itself.

  • All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title).

  • Poems must be in English.

  • All the participants must be 18+ years old or above.

  • Poems must be the entrant’s original work.

  • Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website, or made public on social media, broadcast, or featured among the winners in another competition before 31 July 2022.

Announcements

January 12, 2023  |  Wingless Dreamer  |  Announcements

Winner announcement of culture writing contest 2022

In a lot of ways, culture makes the world go round. If we all did the same stuff, believed the same things, and dressed the same way, life would be much less interesting!

We held this contest as a celebration of culture. As a chance for everyone to embrace their traditions, their culture, and their way of life. To share it with one another. To educate one another. To bring more awareness and love to us all.

We are so grateful to have received many incredible submissions for this culture contest. We acknowledge and appreciate the vulnerability that we saw in many of the poems, and the bravery to be so authentic.

We hope that all the participants enjoyed this opportunity to self-reflect on where they come from and what makes you, you!

Wingless Dreamer Publisher is proud to announce the winner of the Culture Writing Contest 2022.

Before we announce the winner, we would like to address a few things.

Firstly, we wish you all a Happy New Year. May all the positive energy come to you and may you succeed with flying colours in pursuing your dreams. On behalf of the Wingless Dreamer team, we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

Secondly, thank you all for participating in our writing contest. It feels so good to see the work of such profound writers from all around the world. Our editorial team truly enjoys the art of editing. We’ve got some upcoming projects such as a brand new website and we are excited about its launch once it’s ready. This dream wouldn’t be possible if you, my fellow writers didn’t show us your support. We are humbled and send you a heartfelt thank you.

Lastly, we are working day and night to make this community hot and happening, and at the same, helping out as many writers as we can out there who don’t have the required resources to learn the subject of English Literature or Poetry, but have the passion to become a writer one day. We can assure you, you’re not alone. We are on this journey together.

WHAT I LEFT – R.P. SINGLETARY

R. P. Singletary (he/him) is a lifelong writer and a native of the southeastern United States. His work appears in Litbreak, Bumble Jacket Miscellany, Iowa Summer Writing Festival Anthology, Ariel Chart, The Journal, and elsewhere. He sometimes dreams of having wings, but most nights he sleeps better without them.

The first runner-up is:

APPALACHIAN ROOTS – JIMMIE PENNINGTON

A writer and self taught artist from the Appalachians of Kentucky, USA. Writing has appeared in BRYANT LITERARY REVIEW, COMMON GROUND REVIEW, PEGASUS, the crucible, BLUE RIDGE TRADITIONS MAGAZINE, BRANCHWOOD JOURNAL, STRAYLIGHT Literary magazine and others. One published poetry collection titled MY KENTUCKY Poems of Earth and Home. (New Plains press, 2019). One nonfiction work titled MARCH OF MADNESS A Journey Into Depression (Dreaming Big Publishing 2021) Art is exhibited at The Kentucky Artisan Center Berea, Kentucky and The Appalachian Artisan Center Hindman, Kentucky. Website https://frogonery-creations.webnode.page/

The second runer-up is:

ITINOCHI – Dr AMINA B. OZOHU ABUBAKAR

Amina is a young lady who is very driven and passionate about poetry, she has a heart for unique story telling which she showcases through poetry. Her mission statement has always been to wrap healing in simple sentences so that the world can have healthier souls. Instagram page @amina.b.ab

 

Cue the confetti for our top finalists.

MI LLANO – MILES WALKER

We are pleased to present Miles Walker, a young multi-racial poet originating from the Texas Panhandle. His pieces address an array of topics and emotions ranging from political injustices wrapped in metaphor to dream-like heartbreak. Only in his sophomore year of college, Miles is already an awarded and published poet with more on the way.

NEGLIGIBLE DIFFERENCE – GAVIN BOURKE

Gavin Bourke grew up in the suburb of Tallaght in West Dublin. Married to Annemarie living in County Meath, he holds a B.A. in Humanities from Dublin City University, an M.A. Degree in Modern Drama Studies and a Higher Diploma in Information Studies from University College Dublin. His work broadly covers nature, time, memory, addiction, mental health, human relationships, the inner and outer life, creating meaning and purpose, politics, contemporary and historical social issues, injustice, the human situation, power and its abuse, absurdism, existentialisms, human psychology, cognition, emotion and behaviour, truth and deception, the sociological imagination, illness, socio-economics, disability, inclusivity, human life, selfishness and its consequences as well as urban and rural life, personal autonomy, ethics, commerce, science, grand schemes and the technological life in English and to a lesser extent in the Irish Language.

 

ULTRAVIOLET POEM – IOANA COSMA

Ioana Cosma is a writer and lecturer from Romania. She has published five volumes of poetry, two novels and a play in Romania, Canada and The United States.

 

TODAY’S MENU – WENDY CABELL

Wendy Cabell is a former preschool teacher (BA in Psychology). A rural Oregonian living with severe disabilities, she uses them as contemplative ground. Her work appears in Come to the Table (Monastery of Saint Gertrude), Mindful Poetry Moments (On Being Project/The Well), Legacy Poetry (Future’s Venture Foundation), and Reminisce Magazine.

The contributor’s list will soon be uploaded on the same page. Stay tuned. Congratulations on making it into our anthology, My Sanskriti in Teal. The book will be available soon on or before 16th Jan, 2023 on our bookstore and Amazon.com. All the best. Keep writing and never give up on your dreams.

All the best. Keep writing and never give up on your dreams.

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