Odds & Ends

Poet as Witness and Maternal Poet are both themes that appear frequently in April's work.   And sometimes, things just end up there by accident. A Thousand Gallons of Water I watch the water pour over her, spitting out of the ground, a giant cement lizard, hoping the recycled and chlorinated dreams of all those other … Continue reading Odds & Ends

Teachery Poems

There is no real separation between who April is as a poet and her role as a teacher.  Eventually, even her students begin to appear in her work. Teachering Manifesto You do this thing where you speed 66 in a 60 MPH zone with the windows rolled down--the heated air blows  your mind clean of all the … Continue reading Teachery Poems