A long-time member of Boston’s poetry slam community, April represented Boston Cantab at the National Poetry Slam in 2008, 2010 and 2011.  She competed at two Individual World Poetry Slams as the Boston representative, and has toured extensively across the United States. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Muzzle Magazine, apt, and Off The Coast. She is the author of three chapbooks: We Are Not As Strong, The Sacred Heartbeat of Consent, and Blood Oranges, Top Bunk.

Finals Stage, National Poetry Slam, Madison, WI 2008 Photo credit: Michelle Campbell Barry


What Does My Father Know That I Do Not
published in Muzzle

How To Seduce Your Boss: Perverse Instructions From the Girl Who Smiles Too Much
published in Apt Literary Magazine


Winter Solstice Anthem
at Club Oberon

The Light Inside Us
at Southern Oregon University


Exaltations For this Life I Pretend is Difficult
Letter to Jo March From Louisa May Alcott, 1868