Award-Winning Poet and Writer

April Bulmer is a Canadian poet and writer whose work often focuses on feminist spirituality

After receiving an Honours B.A. in mass communications and English from York University, where she was on the Dean’s Honour Roll, she earned Master’s degrees in creative writing from Concordia University, religious studies from University of Windsor and theological studies from University of Toronto. April has published over a dozen books with established presses, and her poetry has appeared in national and international journals and newspapers. In 2020, she won the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, topping a four-decades-long list of prizes, grants, and bursaries for her work. In 2013, her poem “The Waist of the Moon” was set to women’s choir music for a live performance at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio. 

April was born and raised in Toronto, where she worked at TVOntario and Maclean’s magazine before relocating to the small city of Cambridge, Ontario. Currently, April serves as a poetry editor for the online magazine Devour: Art & Lit Canada. She writes most days.

Photo by June Bulmer