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Memories Poetry Contest 2022

It has been a true honor and privilege to serve as a judge for the Memories Poetry Contest 2022. The depth of emotion and creativity that each of you poured into your poems has left me both humbled and inspired. The submissions we received from all corners of the world were nothing short of extraordinary, showcasing a remarkable array of talent and imagination.

Selecting the winners was no easy task. Each poem told a unique story and evoked powerful emotions, making the judging process both challenging and deeply rewarding. I found myself captivated by your words, moved by your experiences, and in awe of your ability to capture the essence of memory in such profound and diverse ways.

I want to emphasize that while there are winners, every participant in this contest has achieved something remarkable. Poetry is not just about winning; it is about expression, connection, and the sharing of our innermost thoughts and feelings. Each poem submitted is a testament to the resilience and beauty of the human spirit, and there is much to learn and appreciate from every single one.

Best, Wingless Dreamer Editorial Board

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Announcement of the Champion of Our Memories Poetry Contest

But before unveiling the memories, let’s unveil the list of winners. Hold your breath.

The grand winner is


Suzanne S. Eaton is an author and marketing consultant. She shares her soul carvings that speak of love, loss, and family with great joy. Most recently, Writer Shed Stories, Seaborne Magazine, Scars Publications, The Purpled Nail, The Silent World in Her Vase, Scarlet Leaf Review, Rue Scribe, eris & eros, Writing in a Woman’s Voice, The Elevation Review, The Write Launch, Dreamers, Poet’s Choice (9), The Poet Magazine, Carmina Magazine, Wingless Dreamer Unlimited787Literature, Literary Excellence/Ariel’s Dream, Free Spirit (3), Dewdrop, and Beyond Words have selected her work for publication. Suzanne is a contributing author to the book “Making Peace With Your Pieces.” Harmony Press Editor @sueseaton89 Twitter: @SuzanneSEaton7 Instagram: eaton9191

Cue the confetti for our first runner-up:


Bernadette Whiteley is a British ESL teacher living in France. She’s been writing poetry and short stories since she was a child. Wherever she lives, she loves to meet up with fellow writers. She runs a monthly Writing Group in Mayenne France, which has 18 members.

Beat the drums for our second-runner up:


Grace Yu is a writer and poet based in New York City. Her poems explore the beauty of the natural world, overlapping identities and cultural experiences. She is passionate about health and educational disparities as well as music and is a recipient of the Sarah S. Weisberg Poetry Prize and an Emerging Finalist of the ruth Weiss foundation poetry grant.

A huge round of applause for our top finalists:


Andy Perrin is a new voice in a middle-aged body, or perhaps slightly beyond middle-aged. Three years ago he suffered an unimaginable loss which somehow led him to notice more of the world around him. More than that, he began to write about what he saw and imagined. He hopes his writing will connect to those searching for what he found.


William T Blackburn struggles still to find his car keys. He holds a degree in English:Writing/Teaching and Music Composition. His work appears in SCRAWL, Emerald Press, Route 7 Review, Edify Fiction, Weekly Degree, The Blue Mountain Review, fws:journal of literature & art, Paragon Press, The Anti-Languorous Project, Contemporary Expressions, Soliloquies Anthology, Please See Me, The Rainbow Poems(UK), AIPF Anthology, and Abstract Elephant. He contributed to Adirondack Center for Writing: PoemVillage-2019/20/21 & Response II. He is an Ageless Authors judge 2020.


I am a person of color from India and my poems are words of color. My recent publications are with Eclectica, Elevation Review, Rigorous, Poet’s Choice, Wingless Dreamer and Indolent Books. My short stories are published in Twisted Vine Literary Publication, Corner Club Press and Bookend Review. I am involved with teaching varied groups, creating dishes and being a town meeting member. Sincerely, Jayanthi Rangan


My background in writing stems mostly from the inspiration I found as a kid when I read Fantasy and Sci-Fi books. These include The Chronicles of Narnia, The Xanth Novels, The Time Quintet, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and everything from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss. In my formative years, I joined several punk rock bands and wrote songs, poetry, and short stories aplenty. As an adult (?) I took on a dare and wrote the first book in my Talisman Series. I loved the feeling it gave me and the idea of inspiring others so much that I kept writing until I had an entire series. @Talismanbrett

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