April 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
poems and book manuscripts, and offers publishing advice to poets hoping to find
a publisher (or to self-publish).
She is the author of Event Boundaries and Anxious Music, both from Four Way Books, and has published poetry in numerous journals including New England Review, Harvard Review and Colorado Review, and in anthologies, including From the Fishouse (Persea Books). She is the recipient of several awards for her poetry, including a 2013 Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant and a Prairie Schooner Readers’ Choice Award.
Ossmann is a faculty editor 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