april joseph is a poet from East L.A., California, who creates mixed media performance art by employing movement and music to mourning songs. Her performance art is informed by her study of ancestral trauma, healing through Buddhist-psychology, musical composition, Contemplative Dance Practice, evolutionary astrology, and working at a mortuary in Oregon.
april earned her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University and a BA in Literatures of the World from the University of California, San Diego. april’s chapbooks include Excerpts from: Rose Body Fell and First Call Home. Her work has appeared in TAYO, Gesture, Galatea Resurrects, Bombay Gin, The Lune, and can be found at aprilandbello.wordpress.com.