April Michelle Bratten was born in Marrero, Louisiana.

She currently lives in Minot, North Dakota, where she received her BA in English from Minot State University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Southeast Review, Zone 3THRUSH Poetry Journal, Glass:  A Journal of Poetry, Cartridge Lit, Screen Door Review: Literary Voices of the Queer South, and others.

April is the Editor-in-Chief of Up the Staircase Quarterly.

Aside from reading, editing, and writing, April loves beer, art, cooking, libraries, sports, ghosts, and bunny rabbits. You can find her on twitter: @aprilmbratten


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