April Ossmann

P.O. Box 194Post Mills, VT 05058
Phone: 
802-333-9597
Website: 
www.aprilossmann.com

Author's Bio

April Ossmann is the author of ANXIOUS MUSIC (Four Way Books, 2007), and has published her poetry widely in journals including Colorado Review and Harvard Review, and in anthologies including FROM THE FISHOUSE. She has also published essays including Thinking Like an Editor: How to Order Your Poetry Manuscript (Poets & Writers, March/April 2011). Former executive director of Alice James Books (2000 – 2008), she owns a poetry consulting business, offering manuscript editing and publishing advice to poets. She is among the inaugural faculty for the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Sierra Nevada College at Lake Tahoe, and teaches private tutorials and poetry workshops using a method she developed to teach poets to revise their work objectively. She lives in Post Mills, Vermont.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Anxious Music
(Four Way Books,
2007)

Anthology

From the Fishouse
(Persea Books,
2009)
Contemporary Poetry of New England
(University Press of New England,
2002)
The Maine Poets: An Anthology of Verse
(Down East Books,
2003)

Journal

Colorado Review
Harvard Review
Seneca Review
Hayden's Ferry Review
Spoon River Poetry Review
Prairie Schooner
Poetry Northwest
Puerto del Sol
Antioch Review
Folio: A Literary Journal
Cincinnati Poetry Review
Passages North
Third Coast
Georgetown Review
Berkeley Poetry Review
Cimarron Review
Apostrophe
Isle
Interim
MiPOesias
Prizes: 
2013 Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant; 2000 Prairie Schooner Readers’ Choice Award; 1999 Editor's Prize, awarded by Folio: a Literary Journal (for the best poem of the year published by them); 1997 Editor's Prize, awarded by Folio: a Literary Journal (for the best poem of the year published by them)

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Santa Barbara, CA
Raised in: 
Santa Barbara, Richmond, Vacaville, CA

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Listing last updated: December 8, 2012.

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