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Dr. April Lynn James wears multiple hats—award-winning singer & scholar, librarian, creative educator exploring the intersection of the arts, spirituality, and wellness.

Her special interests include

baroque music & dance, Lewis Carroll,

yoga, and operas composed by women


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.


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


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