April Sharp

Creative Nonfiction |  Kent State University | Class of 2021

April’s thesis, Question of the Butterflies, is the living document of a voice that has grown impressively over her three MFA years, as she advanced from a graceful, empathetic personal essayist to embrace lyric essay, literary journalism, and deeply researched family history. This collection explores and expresses identity in myriad ways as she writes variously about her roles as mother, daughter, granddaughter, wife, small-town Ohioan, advocate, and always—with a brave and true heart—her own self . —David Giffels

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About April

April Sharp is a graduate of the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts program. She often writes of her childhood growing up in Southeast Ohio. She now resides in Akron, Ohio. Her work has been featured in The Devil Strip and Rubber Top Review. When not writing she can be found eating cupcakes and hiking with her two dogs. 

Where can we find your work?

Rubbertop Review and The Devil Strip

What’s your cure for hiccups?

Hold your breath. Lame but efficient.

What are your favorite words? Why?


I like them because I am secretly an 80 year old man who gets weird about his lawn.

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