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Evan Kingston | Fiction Editor & e-Book Converter

Evan Kingston lives in St. Paul, MN.  He writes fiction, runs the frozen department in a grocery store, and maintains The Oldest Jokes in the World, a blog about the relationship between humor and literature.  His short fiction has appeared in Versus Literary Journal and Revolver, and he is self-publishing a serial literary thriller titled Slash, beginning late in 2013.

Evan's "Meet the Flock" post is here.


Norita Dittberner-Jax | Poetry Editor

Norita Dittberner-Jax is a graduate of Hamline University’s MFA program. Her thesis collection of poetry, Stopping for Breath, will be published by Nodin Press in the autumn of 2014.  Her poetry collections include What They Always Were (New Rivers Press),The Watch (Whistling Shade Press), and Longing for Home (Pudding House Press). Her poetry has won a number of awards and fellowships and has been nominated for the Pushcart and Minnesota Book Awards.  She is one of the poetry editors for Redbird Chapbooks  and lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Norita’s work as an English teacher in Saint Paul Public Schools has informed her poetry as it has her love of the city. She grew up in the Frogtown neighborhood of Saint Paul with lively parents and six brothers and sisters. 

Norita's "Meet the Flock" post is here.


Eric Hove | Poetry Editor

Eric Hove writes, works, and drinks beer in St. Paul, MN.  He has been published in rock, paper, scissors and Sleet Magazine.  His favorite novel is East of Eden and, if allowed, he could read poems of disquiet all the livelong day.

Eric's "Meet the Flock" post is here.


Stephanie Olson | Non Fiction Editor

Stephanie Olson is a mother and writer living in the raw and beautiful northwestern corner of Minnesota.  She earned her MFA in Writing from Hamline University, and her work has appeared with Sacrifice Press, Versus Literary Journal, and Red Bird Chapbooks.

Stephanie's "Meet the Flock" post is here.


Sarah Hayes | Editor in Chief


Sarah Hayes is a writer and visual artist working in the forms of poetry, creative non-fiction, book arts, digital photography and collage.  Her work explores human experiences/relationships and nature.  Drawing upon themes such as nature, quantum physics, adventure sports and theoretical math she leverages language and image to connect dissimilar thought patterns and diverse audiences.  

When not writing, editing, or otherwise making art, Sarah likes to head outdoors to hike, climb rock formations or wander through forests (with or without her mountain bike).  

Sarah's "Meet the Flock" post is here.

The Heart of Everything That Is by Sarah Hayes

This collection marked the launch of the Red Bird Editor's Series.  Through her personal experiences as an outdoor enthusiast, photographer and rock climber Sarah takes us on an adventure to the Black Hills of South Dakota and through her poems considers the practice of climbing and its relationship to the practice of living.  

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