It was neck and neck most of the day yesterday, but when all was said and done, Patricia A. Hawkenson, author of Magnetic Repulsion: 100 Poems From Desire to Disgust, was named our big winner (and our Valentine for 2012) for her technically impressive, charming, and humorous video submission below:
Patricia A. Hawkenson is a poet, a stained-glass kaleidoscope artist, and an educator, who also posts additional poetry on her blog Expressive Domain. She lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Magnetic Repulsion: 100 Poems From Desire to Disgust is a truly original collection of poetry about being In love, and out of it.
They say true love is eternal. But as so many lovers discover, it often ends with a trip to the lawyer’s ofﬁce. Magnetic Repulsion collects 100 poems that explore the core of the entire romantic experience—from wonderful ﬁrst blush, to tentative uncertainty, to the need for healing when it all fades.
The result is a compelling and necessary companion for anyone who has ever fallen in and out of love. Poet Patricia A. Hawkenson’s gift for evoking the complex, sensual essence of human relationships is on full display here.
Magnetic Repulsion: 100 Poems From Desire to Disgust is nothing less than a study guide for separating relationships.
Rev. Judy Neal, author of Another Woman at the Well, who submitted video # 6 (below) came in a close second, and will receive a surprise runner-up prize, a free iPad edition of her book. Congratulations, Judy!