April Bernard and David Gates
Writers Reading—Summer 2017
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | April Bernard and David Gates will read as part of the Writers Reading Series.
April Bernard is a poet, novelist, and essayist. Brawl & Jag, her fifth collection of poems, has just been published by W.W. Norton. Miss Fuller, a novel, came out in 2012. Her previous books of poems are Romanticism, Swan Electric, Psalms, and Blackbird Bye Bye. Bernard is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books and other journals. She has received a Guggenheim and a Whitney Humanities Center fellowship. Educated at Harvard University, she worked in book and magazine publishing in New York City and has taught widely. She is a professor of English and the director of creative writing at Skidmore College.
David Gates is the author of the novels Jernigan (Knopf, 1991) and Preston Falls (Knopf, 1998) and two collections of stories, The Wonders of the Visible World (Knopf, 1999) and A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me (Knopf, 2015). Gates’s fiction, articles, and reviews have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Tin House, Granta, The Oxford American, The Journal of Country Music, and frequently in Newsweek, where he was a longtime writer and editor. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship, and his books have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. Gates has taught at Harvard, Columbia, the University of Virginia, Hunter College, Williams College, and The New School. He is currently teaching in the MFA program at the University of Montana.