Eagle Pond Authors: April Bernard
April Bernard’s first book, Blackbird Bye Bye was chosen by Amy Clampitt as the winner of the 1989 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. The judge commended the book for its utter lack of apology, saying: “The wit here is corrosive, the ear faultless, the raised voice one to which we cannot but listen.” Her other acclaimed books of poetry include: Romanticism, Swan Electric, and Psalms. She is also the author of the novels Pirate Jenny and Miss Fuller. She teaches in the MFA program at Bennington College and serves as the Director of Creative Writing at Skidmore College.
About the Eagle Pond Authors Series
For the past 17 years, the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series has celebrated great writing by some of the nation’s outstanding authors. The series is a tribute to beloved poet and author Donald Hall, who is the heart and soul of this series and instrumental in bringing nationally and internationally revered poets to the PSU campus.
Generous support from the Follett Higher Education Group (PSU Bookstore) helps to keep this series free to the public. Receptions and book signings follow each reading. Free tickets are available in advance to ensure admittance.