April Yu (she/her/她) is a teen writer from New Jersey with an affinity for language, running, and human anatomy. Although she was indeed born in April, her favorite season is winter. When not typing, she moonlights as a domestic food taster.
East Brunswick, NJ, United States
Selected work (4 publications)
The Collidescope, 2022
crickets, tell me that"your croaks already drink the air from my lungs until your survival and my death depend on each other, intertwined like the legs of orpheus and eurydice. at least leave my body behind so daisies bloom from the blades of my shoulders."
Tigers Zine, 2022
Before I Go"I dangle my Vans and you dangle your Converse over the New York City skyline. If I shifted my weight forward just so, I could take flight — helpless beneath the sun, the girl imprinted in gold just before she falls."
Lit. 202, 2022
roulette"The little ball will tick-tick-tick along peeling panels in dingy light, spurning the dust of old men, breathing booze-tainted air in the few seconds it takes flight."
The Aurora Journal, 2022
i met an angel and forgot the rest of the sky"if i rub your sunset cheeks and let the burnt-orange scaffolding peel away onto my fingers, wrap your arms around me once and stamp your lips onto the nape of my neck like a real lover" The Aurora Journal Surrealism Poetry Contest Honorable Mention
English TutoringThrough tailored lesson plans and detailed, live-time revising, I teach elementary schoolers to hone their writing skills and reach their potential while enjoying all the facets of creating their own worlds.
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