Welcome to the website for April plus Madison!
Dr. April Lynn James wears multiple hats— award-winning singer & scholar, librarian, Designer of Whimsical Things.
Her special interests include
baroque music & dance, Lewis Carroll,
The guardian angel of her sense of humor, Madison Hatta, Sonneteer, composes and declaims whimsical sonnets on such themes as madness, Time, career & family dysFUNction, and the importance of drinking tea.
Together, they have published two chapbooks
(see praise for Volume 1, quoted below).
A hit! A palpable hit!
Madison Hatta's Book of Unreasonable Rhymes gets positive press:
"These quirky, fun sonnets firmly hold a place in the modern poetry canon, and show a stark departure from the gritty realism that has taken over the style." —M. Earl Smith, Galatea Resurrects