About April Lindner

April Lindner is a professor in the Department of English at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She earned her BA from the University of New Hampshire, an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. Skin (2002), her first collection of poetry, won the Walt McDonald First Book Prize. Lindner has edited three anthologies: Contemporary American Poetry (2004), with R. S. Gwynn; a bilingual anthology of Spanish and English poetry, Lineas Conectadas: Poesia Nueva de los Estados Unidos (2006); and Contemporary Poetry in the United States (2007), a bilingual anthology in Russian and English. She is also the author of the critical study Dana Gioia (2003).


April Lindner Has written the following articles:


James Merrill: “After Greece”

The young James Merrill first saw Greece in 1950 as part of a two-and-a-half-year long European tour, a trip he would later detail in his memoir A Different Person. He traveled to Greece specifically to visit his friend, teacher and first lover, Kimon Friar, a Greek-American poet and translator. In 1957, he and his companion […]

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