Sunshine Award/Jasper&Sam


I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by my friends Jasper Kerkau and Sam Lucero.  This is my first nomination for anything about blogging.  I am humbled and honored, even if I feel like its cheating because they are my friends!  I was more excited that we got recognized for our work at Sudden Denouement.  However, in no way do I mean to belittle my own nomination.  I am very excited about my writing being appreciated by others and to be recognized for it.

the rules are :
• thank whoever nominated your blog! [ thank you to Jasper Kerkau and Sam Lucero, as well as the rest of my fellow conspirators at Sudden Denouement!]
• indulge yourself and answer any questions you feel happy to answer.
• spread that radiance to some other awesome blogs to keep the light shining brightly.
• use these questions or make up your own to ask your nominees.
• tell your nominees that they have been nominated.
• put your preferred logo award on display.

How did RamJet Poetry come about?

I have written prose and poetry since I was about 14.  I used to have boxes of the stuff. I had not written in a long while.  I stumbled across some of my old notebooks while we were moving earlier this summer.  I began reading them at first, and next thing I knew, I was writing again!  Certainly, there is so much going on to write about.  I am in a strange place in life, and realized that I needed to say these things to the universe, whether it would listen or not.  This started out as a cathartic release for me, and became something much more, especially after I joined SD.  I am now writing regularly, and have taken a role as part-time editor of Sudden Denouement.  It is an exciting time for me as a poet.

What are the goals of RamJet Poetry moving forward?

I am not sure, as I never really expected to find an audience.  Hopefully I am able to speak to others through my poetry, and the stories I tell help people.  It would be cool to be digitally published, or have a poem go viral!  But that is not really my intent.  I hope my expressions in dealing with life and the points of view that come from my words inspire creativity, melancholy, love, joy, and sadness; but mostly thought.  If I could make a difference in one person’s life who may be struggling, that would be my goal.

Who do you have to thank for RamJet Poetry?

My brother for encouraging me to start a blog.  I would like to give a shout out to Elan Mudrow for being my first follower.  He is an amazing poet, and it was very encouraging to be recognized by someone of his talent and popularity.  There are a few special bloggers out there too.  Emma Scoble, starman jones, Tamanna Malhotra, F.G.M. and Brian Lageose for being constant supporters.  A massive amount of gratitude would belong to Jasper Kerkau of Sudden Denouement.  His readership, support, and friendship have really made this much more than I could have imagined when I posted my first poem.  All of my friends at SD are insanely talented and supportive, and I still shake my head when I realize I have poetry posted on the same site as them.  I love you all.  Thank you for waking up a part of me that had been asleep for way too long.  It is a debt I do not know how to repay.

My Nominations for Sunshine Blogger

These are some people whom I believe to be way more talented than myself, please go out and support them!

(Already nominated)  All of my friends at





6 thoughts on “Sunshine Award/Jasper&Sam

  1. Congratulations Olde Punk. You are exactly where you are meant to be. Your ability to intertwine the reality of your experience with the words you choose to paint the visual tapestry in the reader’s mind is nothing short of inspiring. Your voice speaks a truth with infinite shades of humanity that is both palpable and relatable. It’s truly an honor to share company with you as artists communicating with the world around us. How fortunate for us all that you would have stumbled upon those old notebooks of yours.

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    1. You flatter me too much. Thank you for your kindness. Your ability to intricately weave stories with such vivid imagination and austere language is truly brilliant. It is I whom should be honored to work with you.


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