The Albert Jungers Prize is in honour of late Fr. Albert Jungers who died on May 27, 2013 of a heart attack. Until his death, Fr. Al was a dear father to all of us in the WRRPoetry family and an extra brilliant poet who brought different forms to life for us.
He was very patient and very much accessible so much more than a few members have had their writing life, if not all their lives, affected by this great man.
We are proud and honored to have had him among us, when we had him. He would be proud of us, seeing how much we have grown.
WE MISS YOU FR. AL
Like always I’m awake at this 3rd hour
wondering why Mr. Death has so much power
it took from us our dear Father Jungers
for whose words our communal soul hungers
I have tears in my eyes
As I look into the silent skies
Maybe Fr. Al is there, smiling down
And wondering why I have a teary frown
Oh! We miss our Fr. Al
So, honour him, we shall
He was the teacher and friend
Who did our tattered skills mend
1. Submit only one poem.
2. Send your poem with the subject: ‘AJPP 2014’ to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Entries should come as BODY of mail. Attachments will be disqualified immediately.
4. Themes are STRICTLY limited to: Nature, Earth, Life, Death and Religion.
5. The poems must be in any of these forms: Cinquain, Triolet or Sonnet. (To learn how to write a Cinquain, click HERE; Triolets click HERE; and for Sonnets, HERE.
6. Submission deadline is June 27, 2014).
7. Endeavour to drop a short tribute of any form for Fr. Albert here under this announcement. (They will be published).
8. Prizes and a certificate will be awarded to the top 3.
“There was a day I asked him some theological questions. He took me on a pleasant journey through the bible. Those were the words that make me miss him the most. I also recall his numerous contributions to poetry on the WRR poetry family. Adieu friend and mentor. Until death’s holding power is shattered by immortality’s radiant Sun.” ~ Jonathan Ezeanochie
“I will remember him for his fatherly, candid and corrective comments and of course, Triolets I’m learning to write because he first drew my attention to it.” ~ Princess Okolie
“He was indeed Iconic, a teacher with great sense of responsibilities. Death was so cruel. May his soul rest in peace! Hmmmm.. We miss you Albert. God bless your family.” ~ Lawal J. Ayub Coolgeezy
““Keep a green tree in your heart, and maybe one day a bird will come.” He did kept a green tree in his heart…and for sure birds came.” ~ Bamgbade Bams Adetoyese
“Ahmad What a loss, a great man indeed. I have read some of his poems. He is a genius.” ~ Muhammad Oyereyí
Kukogho Iruesiri Samson
Founder/Curator @WRRPoetry Group
Let’s honour our late teacher, father and friend.
I am a member of the WRR editorial team.