April Joseph is an artist from East L.A., California, who creates mixed media performance art by employing movement and music to mourning songs. April’s collaborative approach to (counter) poetics illustrate a call and response of the multi-verse/voice. April’s sound poetics is a practice of synchronizing or reconnecting to the earthbody. Her performance art is informed by her study of ancestral trauma, musical composition, Contemplative Dance Practice 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 Gesture, Galatea Resurrects, Bombay Gin and The Lune.