Synopses & Reviews
April Bernard's idiosyncratic and profoundly emotional voice combines flights of fancy, moral sternness, and wit in broadly explorative poems--from a memoir sequence about the East Village in the 1980s, to "disheveled" sonnets of self-interrogation, to darkly comic hallucinations.
"A poet of obvious gifts and power and ambition, unsparing and brilliant." W. S. Merwin
A marvelous poet.
"A marvelous poet." New York Times Book Review
"Bernard has written a gorgeous, tough, haunting book."--Frank Bidart
About the Author
April Bernard is the author of four previous poetry collections and two novels. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. She teaches at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.