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,

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

(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


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