Kenn Allan is no stranger to FaithWriters, the Writing Challenge, OR Best of the Best. In fact, he held the crown eight years ago (see his first Best of the Best interview here). Join Joanne Sher as she gets an update on his life, his reaction to his 3rd place win, and a bit on what inspires him.
JOANNE: First of all, Kenn, congratulations! Can you tell me what your reaction was when you learned one of your entries placed 3rd in Best of the Best this year?
KENN: Hiya, Joanne. I suppose my reaction is best described as “pleasantly surprised.” I had completely forgotten about my eligible challenge entries until receiving the notification. I suspect I might have squealed a bit but I’m not sure.
JOANNE: Your winning entry, Nature Speaks, is a beautiful piece on how nature declares God’s attributes. What was your inspiration for this piece? Do you recall how it came together?
KENN: I’ve always been in awe of God’s creation; it’s easy to catch a glimpse of Eden if you look hard enough. Nature Speaks was an expression of Psalms 19, “The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament sheweth His handiwork.” Although pleased with the finished work, the rigid nature of the left margin glitched me; after all, the poem spoke of God’s creative nature and He rarely uses straight lines. So, anyway, that’s why the left margin is curved.