April Ossmann is the author of the poetry collections Anxious Music (Four Way Books, 2007) and Event Boundaries (Four Way Books, 2017). She has published her poetry widely in journals and anthologies, including Colorado Review, Harvard Review, New England Review, and From the Fishouse (Persea Books, 2009). Her poetry awards include a 2013 Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant, and a Prairie Schooner Readers’ Choice Award. She has published essays including “Thinking Like an Editor: How to Order Your Poetry Manuscript,” and a biography/critical study of poet Lynda Hull in American Writers Supplement XXI.
Former executive director of Alice James Books from 2000 to 2008, Ossmann owns a consulting business, offering manuscript editing and publishing advice. She is editor-in-residence for the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Sierra Nevada College, where she teaches private tutorials and poetry workshops using a method she developed to teach poets to revise their work objectively. She lives in West Windsor, Vermont.