April Bernard’s sixth book of poems, The World Behind the World, will be out from W.W. Norton in March, 2023; previous collections are Brawl & Jag, RomanticismSwan Electric, Psalms, and Blackbird Bye Bye, which won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her novels are Pirate Jenny and Miss Fuller; she has also published short fiction in Little Star, Electric Literature, and The Southampton Review.  A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and other journals, she is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Skidmore College as well as a faculty member of the Bennington MFA Writing Seminars.