April Gibson is a poet and essayist. She is the author of a chapbook, Automation, published by Willow Books (2015) as part of their Emerging Writer’s Series. Her work has appeared in Pluck!, Literary Mama, Naugatuck River Review, As/Us, Tidal Basin, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Chicago State University. April was a 2014-15 Loft Mentor Series winner and is currently working on her first full-length collection of poems. She lives with her two sons.