Red Bird Broadside Contributors

Kelly Hansen Maher is a writer and poet living in Northeast Minneapolis. She is a student, a teacher, and an attorney, who loves nature and garden writing, formal experimentation, and a well-told story. 

Sarah Hayes is a writer and visual artist living in St. Paul, MN.  She writes primarily poetry while dabbling in creative non-fiction, and using collage and digital photography for visual expression. 

 

Paige Riehl's poetry and prose have appeared in several literary publications, including Meridian, the Saint Paul Almanac, South Dakota Review, and Nimrod. She won first place in the 2011 Literal Latte Poetry Contest and was a finalist for the 2011 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and a semifinalist for the 2011 River Styx International Poetry Contest. Paige was also selected for the 2012 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry sponsored by the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. She lives in St. Paul.
 

Susan Solomon is the publisher of Sleet Magazine 

Matt Mauch, author of This Is For You, April 2013 Broadside Matt Mauch is the author of If You’re Lucky Is a Theory of Mine (Trio House Press), Prayer Book (Lowbrow Press), and the chapbook The Brilliance of the Sparrow (Mondo Bummer). He hosts the annual Great Twin Cities Poetry Read, and also the Maeve’s Sessions readings, and edits the anthology Poetry City, USA, an annual collection of poetry and prose on poetry. A Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant recipient, Mauch teaches in the AFA program at Normandale Community College, and lives in Minneapolis.

Karen O'Bryan, artist for This Is For You, April 2013 Broadside "Hi there, I'm Karen. I spend my days drawing, painting, designing, drinking whiskey gingers with dear friends, and generally working more hours than necessary to keep life interesting. I love exploring the themes of nature, beauty and identity in my work through color, pattern, and the human figure. I received a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2007 and have displayed my work in galleries, magazines, community spaces, and of course, the interwebs. I currently reside in Minneapolis, MN with my monster-loving fiance, obese dog-loathing cat, and my drooly cat-terrorizing dog."

Caitlin Bailey is a 2012 Assistant Poetry Editor for Water~Stone Review. Her work has previously appeared in or is forthcoming from Bateau, Paper Darts, Lumina, Poetry City, USA, Vol. 2, and elsewhere. She is learning to live in the woods after many years in the city. 

Ryan Skog is currently pursuing his MFA in Animation and Visual Effects at AAU in San Francisco.  He resides in Sacramento, CA with his girlfriend Amanda and pup Milwaukee.

Christopher Title lives and teaches in the Twin Cities area where he also produces Barbaric Yawp, a monthly open mic reading series.

Julia Tupper is a writer, photographer, beaded jewelry designer, and Professional Life Coach who empowers others to find and cultivate their most authentic and creative selves. She and her partner live in Vancouver, Washington with their three delightful shelties. 

Gretchen Marquette is a graduate student at Hamline University, where she served as the 2011 assistant poetry editor for Water~Stone Review. Her work has appeared in Poetry City USA, Sleet Magazine, and has been selected for the What Light Poetry Project.

Matthew Philippi works with fabric, found objects, and colored pencils, among other things.  
 

Jenny McDougal lives and teaches in St. Paul where she has published poetry in Paper DartsSleet Magazine, rock paper scissors, and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, but her greatest achievement has been getting back in her Riedells.

John Dall is a Chicago based Ho-Chunk fine artist working in the graphic design field for nearly 30 years. See more of his art here. 

 

Susan Schaffer was born in Viroqua, Wisconsin, in 1978 and currently lives and works in Madison, Wisconsin.  She received a BFA from Viterbo University in 2003 with a focus in graphic design and printmaking. Her work can be found on Facebook 

Lewis Mundt is a spoken word artist and recent BFA recipient (Hamline University) living in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Founder of the Hamline University Poetry Slam and author of two chapbooks, he's currently learning how to cook good food and live without a car or computer.  Patience is key. 

Julia Tupper, is a writer, photographer, beaded jewelry designer, and Professional Life Coach who empowers others to find and cultivate their most authentic and creative selves. She and her partner live in Vancouver, Washington with their three delightful shelties. 

Sandy Beach is a poet and collage artist. Her poetry has brought her to Italy to hang out with Ezra Pound’s family, and to Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and D.C. to hang out with art. She has been making art connected to poetry since the early 90’s. 

Matt Mauch is the author of If You’re Lucky Is a Theory of Mine (Trio House Press), Prayer Book (Lowbrow Press), and the chapbook The Brilliance of the Sparrow (Mondo Bummer). He hosts the annual Great Twin Cities Poetry Read, and also the Maeve’s Sessions readings, and edits the anthology Poetry City, USA, an annual collection of poetry and prose on poetry. A Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant recipient, Mauch teaches in the AFA program at Normandale Community College, and lives in Minneapolis.

Karen O'Bryan spends her days drawing, painting, designing, drinking whiskey gingers with dear friends, and generally working more hours than necessary to keep life interesting. She loves exploring the themes of nature, beauty and identity in her work through color, pattern, and the human figure. She received a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2007 and has displayed her work in galleries, magazines, community spaces, and of course, the interwebs. She currently resides in Minneapolis, MN with her monster-loving fiance, obese dog-loathing cat, and her drooly cat-terrorizing dog.

Matt Rasmussen’s poetry has been published in Gulf Coast, Cimarron Review, H_NGM_N, Water~Stone Review, New York Quarterly, Paper Darts, and at Poets.org. He’s received awards, grants, and residencies from The Bush Foundation, The Minnesota State Arts Board, Jerome Foundation, Intermedia Arst, The Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN, and The Corporation of Yaddo. He is a 2012 McKnight Artist Fellow, a former Peace Corps Volunteer, and teaches at Gustavus Adolphus College. His first book of poems, Black Aperture, won the 2012 Walt Whitman Award and will be published in 2013 by LSU Press. He’s a founding editor of Birds, LLC, a small, independent poetry press.

Ryan Skog is currently pursuing his MFA in Animation and Visual Effects at AAU in San Francisco.  He resides in Sacramento, CA with his girlfriend Amanda and pup Milwaukee.