April Bernard grew up in New England, and graduated from Harvard University. She moved to New York to work in publishing and went on to become a senior editor at Vanity Fair. Bernard left publishing in order to pursue a Ph.D. in English literature from Yale University. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and The New York Review of Books. She is the author of four books of poetry and two novels, including her new novel, Miss Fuller, the imagined story of Margaret Fuller–feminist, journalist, orator, and “the most famous woman in America”. She is currently the Director of Creative Writing at Skidmore College and teaches in the MFA program at Bennington College.