April Bernard (born 1956) is an American poet. She was born and raised in New England, and graduated from Harvard University. She has worked as a senior editor at Vanity Fair, Premiere, and Manhattan, inc. In the early 1990s, she taught at Amherst College. In Fall 2003, she was Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College. She currently teaches at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Boston Review, AGNI, Ploughshares, Parnassus, and The New York Review of Books.
Honors and awards
Full-Length Poetry Collections
- Romanticism: Poems. W.W. Norton & Co. June 1, 2009. ISBN 978-0-393-06807-8.
- Swan Electric. W. W. Norton. 2002. ISBN 978-0-393-05114-8.
- Psalms. W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated. 1995. ISBN 978-0-393-31304-8.
- Blackbird Bye Bye. Random House. 1989.
- Pirate Jenny. W. W. Norton & Company. 1990. ISBN 978-0-393-33430-2.
- Miss Fuller. Steerforth Press. 2012. ISBN 978-1-58642-195-3.
- Phillis Levin, ed. (November 2001). The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English. Penguin. ISBN 978-0-14-058929-0.
- Molly McQuade (2000). By Herself: Women Reclaim Poetry. Graywolf Press. ISBN 978-1-55597-297-4.
- "Interview: April Bernard", Reb Livingston, Post Road Magazine, Issue 7
- Audio: April Bernard reads "Beagle or Something" from Romanticism: Poems (2009)
- Audio: April Bernard reads "Heimatlos" from Romanticism: Poems (2009)
- "Beagle or Something". The New Yorker. April 30, 2007.
- "Song of Yes and No", Baruch College
- "That’s What I Said". AGNI 47. 1998.
- "Not Rome". Boston Review. Summer 2002.
- "Notes on the First Person". Poems Out Loud. Aug 21, 2009.
- "Escape from the Ivory Tower". Lapham's Quarterly. 2008 Fall.
- "Famous Last Words: Harold Brodkey's deathbed memoir". slate. Oct 22, 1996.