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.