THE WINNERS OF THE AQP LOVE LOVE LOVE VALENTINE EXCHANGE!
Big thanks to Monika Zobel, Devon Balwit, and Marne Wilson! Their poems, along with one from Brian Henry, have been printed on custom valentines and mailed to everyone that submitted to the call. So keep an eye on your mailboxes! The valentines are also available for sale on our store page. And check back February 14th (Valentine's Day!) when we'll announce the finalists. Every love poem received was full of beauty, heartache and, most importantly, LOVE. Big thank you to all who participated.
THE QUIET PROBLEM
ALL MY LOVE IS
COMMUNION OF THE HEART
Monika Zobel’s poems and translations have appeared in Bayou Magazine, Four Way Review, Redivider, DIAGRAM, Beloit Poetry Journal, Mid-American Review, Drunken Boat, Guernica Magazine, and West Branch among others. Her first book of poems, An Instrument for Leaving, was chosen by Dorothea Lasky for the Slope Editions Book Prize 2013. She is a Senior Editor at The California Journal of Poetics and the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Austria.
Devon Balwit is a writer and teacher from Portland, OR. She has two chapbooks forthcoming--how the blessed travel from Maverick Duck Press and Forms Most Marvelous from dancing girl press. Her recent work has found many homes, among them: Oyez, The Cincinnati Review, Red Paint Hill, Timberline Review, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Trailhead Review, and Oracle.
Marne Wilson grew up on the plains of North Dakota and now lives in the foothills of West Virginia. Her poetry has appeared in such places as Atlanta Review, Poetry East, and The South Carolina Review. Her first chapbook, The Bovine Daycare Center, was recently published by Finishing Line Press.
Brian Henry is the author of eleven books of poetry. His translation of Aleš Šteger’s The Book of Things appeared from BOA Editions in 2010 and won the Best Translated Book Award. He has received numerous awards for his work, including fellowships from the NEA, the Howard Foundation, and the Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences.