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The WrEN Award for Poetry

Many poetry competitions honor a single poem, which is like exclaiming over one true gem in a collection of costume jewelry! By contrast, The WrEN Award for Poetry aims to honor wren-like poets, who melodically express “…a big voice in a small frame.”

Sponsored by the long-established Writers-Editors Network, the new WrEN Award for Poetry will honor poets who place three to five outstanding pages in one of three categories: Traditional Poetry, Free Verse, or Poems for Children. (Yes, you can enter as many categories as you like, but each entry must be for one category only.)

Since your “Traditional Verse” entries might be haiku or your “Free Verse” be mini-poems (aka micropoetry), the WrEN sponsor and poetry judge decided to allow pages of poetry, rather than a specific number of poems. This not only allows you to present a few short poems on each page, it also gives WrEN decision-makers a clearer picture of the overall quality of your poetic gems.

You’ll find more information in the post “The WrEN Award for Poetry” and the entry guidelines on The WrEN page of our sponsor. But hurry! The deadline is April 30!


The Gift of Wonder

Source: The Gift of Wonder

Most of us think of Lent as a somber time, but this unique season of reflection on spiritual matters can also help us to become more keenly aware of the ongoing gifts of wonder given by our loving God. In her new book, The Gift of Wonder, Christine Aroney-Sine offers creative practices to help us explore and expand our delight in the Lord.

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