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APRIL OSSMANN CONSULTING
Ossmann was executive director of Alice James Books from 2000 - 2008,
and left to launch her consulting business, helping poets to get
published. She edits book manuscripts for and offers publishing advice
to poets hoping to find a publisher (or to self-publish).
She is the author of As If Light Could Save Us (forthcoming in early 2017) and Anxious Music, both from Four Way Books, and has published poetry in
numerous journals including Prairie Schooner, The Spoon River
Poetry Review, Harvard Review and Colorado Review, and in anthologies including From the Fishouse (Persea Books, 2009), and is the
recipient of several awards for her poetry, including a 2013 Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant and a Prairie Schooner
Readers' Choice Award. She has also published essays including Thinking Like
an Editor: How to Order Your Poetry Manuscript (Poets & Writers,
March/April 2011), and a biography/critical study of poet Lynda Hull in American
Writers Supplement XXI (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2011).
She is the poetry editor-in-residence for the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Sierra Nevada College at Lake Tahoe. and teaches guest poetry workshops regionally, using a non-traditional workshop method she developed
intended to teach poets to revise their work more objectively (as an
editor would), and has taught creative writing and literature
courses at Lebanon College
and at the University of Maine at Farmington.
VIDEO: Reading for University of Vermont - February 2011
Poets & Writers Interview
Poetry Foundation Guest Blog
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