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Reaching for Mastery

Reaching for Mastery

Posted: March 30, 2017

April Ossmann is an author, award-winning poet, editor, teacher, and consultant. She has taught creative writing and developed the workshop, “Thinking Like a Poetry Editor:  How to Be Your Own Best Critic.” April is also the proud recipient of an FY2013 Creation Grant from the Arts Council. The $3,000 award enabled her to take eighteen days off work to write new poems to add to an in-progress manuscript. In her grant application, April said she had three goals in mind. They were “to grow and improve as a poet; to complete and publish a book manuscript; and to share it with others by performing readings from it.” By the time she submitted her final report, she had met the first goal and half the second. Securing publication, waiting for publication, and performing readings, she said, would “likely take several years.” Read More