Writing and Publications

Books/Chapbooks Published

A Salve For Every Sore (Cormorant Books, 1991)
The Weight of Wings (Trout Lily Press, 1997)
Him (Black Moss Press, 1999)
Oh My Goddess (Serengeti Press, 2004)
Spring Rain (Serengeti Press, 2004)
Mustard Seeds (Leaf Press, 2005)
Holy Land (Serengeti Press, 2006)
Black Blooms (Serengeti Press, 2007)
The Goddess Psalms (Serengeti Press, 2008)
Women of the Cloth (Black Moss Press, 2013)
And With Thy Spirit (Hidden Brook Press, 2016)
Creeds and Remedies: The Feminine and Religion in Waterloo Region (Serengeti Press, 2017)
Out of Darkness, Light (Hidden Brook Press, John B. Lee Signature Series, 2018)

Select List of Work Published in Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

Toronto Star (Toronto, Ontario) (1987)
Contemporary Verse 2 (Winnipeg, Manitoba) (1990)
The Malahat Review (Victoria, British Columbia) (3 times) (1990, 1991, 2005) 
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (1991)
Event (New Westminster, British Columbia) (3 times) (1991, 1991, 1997)
Orbis: An International Quarterly of Poetry & Prose (Cheshire, England) (1991)
Arc (Ottawa, Ontario) (5 times) (1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2008)
PRISM international (Vancouver, British Columbia) (4 times) (1993, 1994, 1995, 2013)
Anglican Theological Review (Chicago, Illinois) (1994)
Vox Feminarum: Textures and Tensions: The Fabric of Women’s Relationships (Waterloo, Ontario) (1997)
Women’s Concerns: A Voice for Women of the United Church (Toronto) (2002)
Hammered Out (Hamilton, Ontario) (6 times) (2005, 2005, 2006, 2006, 2006, 2007) 
Ministrymatters (Published by the Anglican Church of Canada, Toronto) (2006)
Windsor Review (Windsor, Ontario) (4 times) (2007, 2008, 2010, 2019)
Existere: Journal of Arts and Literature Volume 28, Issue 2 (York University, Toronto)
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts) (2 times) (2008, 2011)
Canadian Woman Studies: Women Writing2: Journeys (York University, Toronto) (2008)
Voices Israel (Jerusalem, Israel) (2011)
Grand Magazine (Published by The Waterloo Region Record, Kitchener, Ontario) (2016)
Transition (Regina, Saskatchewan) (2 times) (2016, 2017)
Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry for the 21st Century (Sarnia, Ontario) (2018)
Lummox (Long Beach, California) (2020)

Select List of Work Published in Anthologies

I Want to Be the Poet of Your Kneecaps: Poems of Quirky Romance, Black Moss Press (Windsor, Ontario) (1999)
Henry’s Creature: Poems and Stories on the Automobile, Black Moss Press (Windsor) (2000)
Body Language: A Head to Toe Anthology, Black Moss Press (Windsor) (2001)
The Binnacle (University of Maine) (2005)
Not A Muse: The Inner Lives of Women, A World Poetry Anthology, Haven Books (Hong Kong) (2010)
Malala: Poems for Malala Yousafzai, FutureCycle Press (U.S.) (2013)
The Banister (St. Catharines, Ontario) (2018, 2020)
The Beauty of Being Elsewhere, Hidden Brook Press (Brighton, Ontario) (2020)
Hearthbeat, Hidden Brook Press (Brighton) (2020)


Several Ontario Arts Council grants through the Writers’ Reserve/Recommender Grants programs (1991 – ongoing)
Region of Waterloo Arts Fund (2017) 
Arts Connect Cambridge (2018) 
Bernice Adams Bursary (Cambridge) (2019) 

Local Awards

The Corporation of the City of Cambridge Arts & Cultural Recognition (2005, 2007, 2010, 2012)

Finalist Bernice Adams Award, Cambridge (2006, 2009)

Women of Distinction Award Cambridge YWCA, Arts & Culture Category (2020)

Select List of Prizes for Poetry and Short Fiction

Finalist Pat Lowther Memorial Award (For Best Book of Poetry by a Canadian Woman), League of Canadian Poets (Toronto) The Weight of Wings (1998)

The Ontario Poetry Society Second Time Around Poetry Contest (Toronto) First Prize (2004)

The Ontario Poetry Society Food for Thought Poetry Contest (Toronto) First Prize (2005)

The Ontario Poetry Society Second Time Around Poetry Contest (Toronto) Second Prize (2005)

The Saving Bannister Poetry Anthology Contest (St. Catharines) First Prize (Nine Poems) (2006)

Reuben Rose Annual Poetry Competition (Jerusalem) Third Prize, Honourable Mention (2009)

Poem-A-Day Contest (Cambridge Libraries) Winner (Nine Times) (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Cambridge Writers Collective Poetry Contest (Cambridge) First Prize (2008)

The Ontario Poetry Society The Much Ado About Peculiar Poetry Contest (Toronto) First Prize (2013)

Art that Moves You Contest Winning poem “Blossom” was posted in Kitchener buses (May 2016)

Finalist Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Vancouver, Washington, USA) (Spirituality Category) And With Thy Spirit (2016)

Finalist Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Vancouver, Washington, USA) (Spirituality Category) Out of Darkness, Light (2018) 

Shortlisted for the International Beverly Prize for Literature (Eyewear Publishing, London, England) “Year of the Dog: A Poet’s Journal” (2019)

Poetry Judge for National and International Contests

Judge Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award (Hong Kong) (2011)

Judge People’s Poetry Award (Hamilton) (2015)

Judge Cambridge Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Literary Stage (2016)

Editor/Compiler Arborealis: A Canadian Anthology of Poetry (The Ontario Poetry Society) (2016)

Editor/Compiler for Delicate Impact (Members’ Anthology, The Ontario Poetry Society) (2018)

Judge for Many Contests Run by League of Canadian Poets and The Ontario Poetry Society


Interviewed by Maclean’s magazine for article on poetry: “Suddenly, Better Comes to Verse” (June, 2015)

Feature Stories Written About April Bulmer

Two Stories in The Cambridge Reporter by Eric Volmers (1997,1999)

“View” (Alumni Magazine of the University of Windsor) Distributed to 60,000 people (2018)

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