Mother, (v) – Anne Marie Wells
Published in March 2024. Pre-order your early copy now.
Formally distinctive and beautifully honed, Mother, (v) is a reflective, precise and poignant sequence exploring fertility and its absence. This is honest, exquisitely realised poetry written with a freshness and intelligence that draws the reader in deeply, confirming Anne Marie Wells as a unique and subtle voice.
Following several US publications and awards, including being a Wyoming Woman of Influence nominee in the arts category for amplifying the voices of the LGBTQ and disabled communities, Mother, (v) is Anne Marie Wells’ first UK publication, an award-winning pamphlet that introduces her work to new audiences.
Anne Marie Wells (She | They) is the author of Survived By: A Memoir in Verse + Other Poems (Curious Corvid Publishing, 2023), the inaugural winner of the Wanderlust Travel Book Award for her memoir, Happy Iceland, through Wild Dog Press (pending publication), and the 2023 winner of the Cinnamon Press Chapbook Contest for her collection, Mother, (v). She won the 2023 Maryland Writers Association Poetry Contest, the 2023 Jackson Hole Poetry Box Contest, 2023 DC Public Library Haiku Contest, was long-listed for the International Erbacce Prize in Poetry, and was short-listed for the inaugural Emma Howell Rising Poet Award. She was the winner of the 2021 Crow House Press Poetry Competition, earned the 2021 Peter K. Hixson Memorial award in poetry presented by Writer’s Relief, and was a 2021 Wyoming Woman of Influence nominee in the arts category for amplifying the voices of the LGBTQ and disabled communities through her writing. She received the 2020 Milestone Award presented by Wyoming Writers, Inc., and the 2020 Rising Star Award presented by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. She is the lead faculty for the DC Chapter of the Community Literature Initiative poetry publishing program through the Sims Library of Poetry and strategic partnership fellow for The Poetry Lab.