The Penable Award

Recently, I have been reading a lot more poetry and trying to hone my own poetic writing skills.

After winning the galaxy-themed Penable poetry contest with my poem “Galaxies, Or Regarding Poor Prufrock”, I was nominated for a The Penable Award. Thanks again to SaaniaSparkle from Fun With Philosophy for choosing my poem and H.R. Phoenix at Penable for hosting the competition. And thanks also to Phoenix for nominating me for this award!


  1. Tag your post with the #penableaward
  2. Display the Penable award logo (above) on your post and follow Penable if you haven’t already
  3. Thank the person that nominated you
  4. Tell us what your writing talent is
  5. Answer three questions that you have been asked
  6. Nominate three inspiring people for this award.
  7. Let them know of their nomination
  8. Give them three new questions to answer!

My Writing Talent

I think this is the hardest part to answer. When I started this blog, I planned to do only traditional blog posts, and that’s where I still feel most comfortable–writing essay-esque long-form blog posts. Poetry is what I dabble in on the side, since writing one of those long-form posts (from coming up with an idea, to researching, to writing, to editing and formatting) can easily take most of a week to complete. Recently, however, I have been reading a lot more poetry and trying to hone my own poetic writing skills.


1. If you had a time machine, where would you go back to?
I assume you actually meant “when” would I go back to 😛 , but I feel kinda lucky that this was phrased the way it was because my answer includes both a “where” and a “when”. I have recently been enthralled by the idea of the American expatriate writers of the Lost Generation in Paris. I would love to meet Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and the Fitzgeralds.

2. Who are three people on WordPress who have inspired you?
I answered a very similar question in my Awesome Blogger Award post, so I’ll share three more.
1. João-Maria of (CALIATH) for gorgeous prose
2. Lucy of Lucy’s Works for beautifully descriptive poetry
3. Shreya of Wild Scared Crazy for consistently posting thought-provoking ideas via poetry

3. What are three books from your childhood that you wouldn’t mind reading today?
I’ve answered a similar question before and I gave my late elementary school/early middle school answers, so here are my early elementary school answers:
1. Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman
2. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
3. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

My Nominees

  1. Shreya of Wild Scared Crazy
  2. Roser of Howl
  3. Silver Stone of The Bored Side Of The Phone

My Questions

  1. If you could live anywhere in the world other than where you live right now, where would you choose?
  2. Who was your favorite author when you were a child?
  3. Do you prefer warm drinks (like coffee, tea, or hot cocoa) or cold drinks (like lemonade or smoothies, etc.)?

32 thoughts on “The Penable Award”

  1. Congratulations Joy!! And thank you so much for the nomination. You got me rubbing my eyes and re-reading your answer 2. It’s truly such an honor. I don’t know what more to say as I’m so very giddy with happiness right now. Thank you so so so much dear. Love you loads and loads!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  2. I weep in the dim shards of my poetry…

    I’m kidding, Joy. I’m beyond glad my prose has inspired you in some way. In fact, it makes me jubilant to hear it, because I’ve been putting much work into it.

    You’re an undeniably talented writer yourself, and your award is rightly deserved. Thank you so much for remembering me.

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  3. Congratulations 🎊🍾🎉🎈

    You are really inspiring.

    And the stuff is, most blogs are inspiring, but the bloggers aren’t really inspiring in conversations with their readers.

    But you are both inspiring in blog posts and in conversations! 😃

    Nice one again, I’m glad you really love what you do.

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    1. Thank you so much! Your words are so kind! I’m glad that I’m able to share a little bit of positivity with the world through my writing. Thank you for doing the same with yours!

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  4. Just noticed this today. Congrats are in order!

    I also am extremely happy that I could be a source of inspiration to you with my poetry. It dearly warms my heart that you would include me as well. I am flattered. Thank you so much.

    Excellent answers too. I enjoyed reading this.

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