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Culture Writing Contest 2023

Believe in yourself
“I want to use this opportunity to thank all the participants and Wingless Dreamer team to make this publication possible. Every poet has unstained spirit and spotless soulfulness that rests at their very center. Embrace it. Thanks for your support and always remember,
Never give up on your dreams.”
–Ruchi Acharya, Wingless Dreamer Founder

Many Embraced Their Culture For Our Culture Contest, But There Can Only Be One Winner!

The grand winner is: 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:


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

The second runer-up is:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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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