The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: “Anne with an E” by April Michelle Bratten

April Michelle Bratten - Anne's Sadness p14

This selection comes from the chapbook Anne with an E, available from Dancing Girl Press. Our curator for July is Raquel Thorne.

April Michelle Bratten‘s work has appeared in Gargoyle, Southeast Review, Zone 3, THRUSH Poetry Journal, The Boiler Journal, and others. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Up the Staircase Quarterly, a Contributing Editor at Words Dance Publishing, and the Vice President of the Tandem Reader Awards. She was recently accepted into the MFA program at UBC Vancouver. Find out more at

Rhiannon Thorne, known as Raquel by friends, grew up in the Bay Area of California, a couple hours north of San Francisco in the wine country. A genderqueer poet, she currently resides in Baton Rouge, LA, where she is a MFA candidate at LSU and the Interviews/Reviews editor for New Delta Review. Raquel is also co-creator of cahoodaloodaling, an associate interviewer for Up the Staircase Quarterly, and the president of Tandem Reader Awards.


5 thoughts on “The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: “Anne with an E” by April Michelle Bratten

  1. Lisa Stice says:

    These poems inspire me to give the Anne of Green Gables series a re-read.

  2. Reblogged this on April Michelle Bratten and commented:
    “Anne’s Sadness” was featured on Sundress Publications’ Best Dressed blog! This is probably my favorite poem from my chapbook. Thanks for selecting it, Raquel Thorne. ❤

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