One-Day Special! All our April Bernard and Anakana Schofield

In honor of their appearance at our Little Star Cabaret tonight, we’re opening up all the work we’ve run in Little Star Weekly by guests Anakana Schofield and April Bernard. April Bernard • “Found Sonnet: Samuel Johnson” • from Miss Filler • “The Nockamixon Road” (Parts One, Two, and Three) • “The Fixed Idea” (Parts One, […]

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April Bernard: Ghastly but possibly interesting

Alvin Lightman’s life first touched mine when both of us were staying at Holdon House Facility upstate. Formerly it was Holdon Hospital, before that Holdon Asylum, and called variously by those who have worked and lived there, among other witticisms, Hold It, The Hold, and Hold On I’m Coming. That I had “committed myself” was […]

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April Bernard: The Thoreaus at home

The family had refused to be impressed when Miss Fuller had left for Europe in 1846. All right that she had lived in New York and written for the reformist Tribune about the city slums; all right that she had traveled to the Great Lakes and deplored the mistreatment of the resettled Indians on their […]

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This Week: April Bernard on Elizabeth Bishop

April Bernard offers this beautiful reading of Elizabeth Bishop’s “The Map” in a review of new editions of Bishop’s poems, prose, and editorial correspondence. Land lies in water; it is shadowed green. Shadows, or are they shallows, at its edges showing the line of long sea-weeded ledges where weeds hang to the simple blue from […]

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