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Aprilia Zank

Updated: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:18 pm

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Biography

Dr. Aprilia Zank is a lecturer for Creative Writing and Translation in the Department of Languages and Communication at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, where she received her PhD degree in Literature and Psycholinguistics for her thesis THE WORD IN THE WORD Literary Text Reception and Linguistic Relativity. Aprilia is also a poet, a translator and the editor of two anthologies: the English–German anthology poetry tREnD Eine englisch-deutsche Anthologie zeitgenössischer Lyrik, LIT Verlag, Berlin, 2010, and the anthology POETS IN PERSON at the Glassblower (Indigo Dream Publishing, April, 2014). She writes verse in English and German, and was awarded a distinction at the “Vera Piller” Poetry Contest in Zurich. Her poetry collection, TERMINUS ARCADIA, was 2nd Place Winner at the Twowolvz Press Poetry Chapbook Contest 2013. Aprilia translates from and into English, German, French and Romanian in collaborative projects with various artists. She is also a passionate photographer: several of her images have been selected for poetry book covers.

Samples

Wednesdays Wednesdays in this bar close to the hospital where they came for the monthly check sitting almost at the same table I was shuddering at the thought that their skin might touch my skin while trying some conversation I was thinking of this lake with the host of water lilies such a waste of beauty for hardly anyone to see the banks so slippery mud and weeds clinging to your feet back to my flat had to find my way blindly bumped into walls bruised my knuckles because of the burnt out bulbs in the stairway.

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Aprilia Zank

Sun 21st Sep 2014 00:19

You're always welcome, John. It's a pleasure, and often a challenge, to read other people's poems.

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John Coopey

Sat 20th Sep 2014 23:47

Many thanks, Aprilia, for commenting on Heartbreak Hotel.

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Aprilia Zank

Sat 20th Sep 2014 15:28

Thank you, Martin, it's good to be here. This poetic exchange is precious.

Aprilia

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Martin Elder

Sat 20th Sep 2014 12:40

Hi Aprilia
Thanks for your comments on Tall tales,much appreciated, welcome to W.O.L.

Martin

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Aprilia Zank

Sun 13th Jul 2014 00:34

Thank you, Graham, for your kind welcome message.
I am very pleased to be able to engage in a challenging poetic dialogue with the other WOL members.

Aprilia Zank

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Graham Sherwood

Sat 12th Jul 2014 21:03

Hello Aprilia

Welcome to Write Out Loud.
I hope you enjoy the site. We're really looking forward to reading some of your work and I know that you will be warmly welcomed by other WOL-ers too.

Thanks for already uploading a picture of yourself.

Have a good browse around, there’s lots going on and if you have the time to make some comments about the work of other poets please feel free. It’s the best way to get some constructive feedback about your own work too.
There’s always someone who’ll help you out with a problem, so just ask and someone will get back to you. It’s a friendly place, so welcome once again.

Graham Sherwood

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