Sarah Hayes is a writer and visual artist currently living in Saint Paul, MN. She enjoys writing - especially poetry, creative non-fiction, and mixed-genre works exploring a wide range of subjects and forms. She is equally as non-specific in her artmaking: exploring and mixing digital photography, collage and the book arts.
Sarah earned a Masters in Fine Arts from Hamline University and studies at the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts - both as treats to herself after years of learning grown-up things. In her past life she has been a transportation executive, a number cruncher, an airplane mechanic, and at one point she event spent her afternoons eagerly waiting at the mailbox for the next installment of The How and Why Science Library.
Sarah serves as Executive Director and Editor in Chief for Red Bird Chapbooks, where she also designs books and gets to discover new authors. Her chapbook, The Heart of Everything That Is, launched the Red Bird Chapbooks Editor Series. Her poems have also appeared in Zenith City Arts, The Muse, Verse Wisconsin, and Dust & Fire.
Sarah's "Meet the Flock" post is here.
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.