Red Bird authors to read at SubText: A Bookstore on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Please join us at SubText: A Bookstore on Thursday, January 28, 2016 as they host four local Red Bird authors reading from their chapbooks.  The reading will begin at 7:00 pm with book signing to follow.   

6 W 5th Street
Saint Paul MN 55102 

Geraldine Buchanan's "Draw Your Horizon Line Low" is a collection of poems that resonate and reverberate with every reading. There are tigers and lovers and friends and the irony of a life fully lived. Most of all there is truth observed with "no filters".

Paula Cisewski's "Misplaced Sinister" is a collection of lyric prose that explores (among other things) family, relationships, handedness, language, history, and mythology. Paula's poetic sensibilities amplify the narrative - her syntax, phrasing and image choices deftly working together.

James C Henderson's "Chasing Delight" is a reminder that each day, year, decade, life is made up of small, individual moments. These moments, these little interactions, have incredible power if we see them for the wonders they are. If we consider how each builds and adds to the sum of our whole, our happiness, our contentment, our lives. James writes of the moments of his life vividly, compassionately, and also with a wry sense of humor that reminds us not to take ourselves or our lives too seriously.

Eric Hove's "Strange Friend" is a chapbook that makes you want to savor, the language precise, the tone contemplative without being preachy. Sort of like enjoying a fine wine, a little tart, a little sweet, a little aftertaste and a lingering feeling of warmth.


Ron Arias in Front of the Camera

Red Bird author Ron Arias was recently featured in a video regarding his work with clay.  Between working with Ron as editor on his collection My Life as a Pencil, enjoying my coffee from one of his clay mugs, and regularly looking up at another mug he made (adorned with our wonderful red bird) which sits on my writing desk, I can attest to his skill in both art forms.  Check out the video here.

Help bring visiting writers to prison... support the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop

The Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop brings literature to our state's correctional facilities by providing courses and establishing mentorships.  Their courses include fiction writing, essay writing, poetry, spoken word, oral story telling, children’s literature, fantasy writing, and more.  Classes vary in length and depth.  Some workshops are 12 weeks long and others meet for one day.  MPWW students are a diverse group of writers ranging from beginners who are writing for the first time to experienced writers who are already publishing.  Red Bird has partnered with the MPWW to provide chapbooks and printing services for these classes and we feel this organization serves a very important role in our community. 

MPWW has recently been awarded a grant to bring visiting writers to the prisons and they need to raise $10,000 in matching funds by November 12, 2015 in order to take full advantage of the grant.  More information on the grant and related initiative can be found here.   

Interested in learning more... The Beyond Bars: Voices of Incarceration reading will be Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Hamline University campus in Saint Paul.  

Lisa Mangini's "Bird Watching at the End of the World" published by WordTech Communications is now available from Amazon

Lisa Mangini, author of Perfect Objects in Motion and Immanuel Kant vs. God, has a poetry collection out with WordTech Communications.

"Fabulous in their diction, the poems of Lisa Mangini present a world of sadness and grace, particle and wave. Victims of the body, shadowed by the eighth Deadly Sin--not to be loved--these lovely vessels stuffed with philosophical gleanings and lyrical meditations make possible a future for poetry, and thus, for us."
- Alan Michael Parker


Red Bird at the 2015 Rain Taxi Twin Cities Book Festival

If you're in the area, please join us October 17, 2015 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for the Rain Taxi Twin Cities Book Festival.  We will have a table at the festival.  Come out and buy some chapbooks; meet our designers, editors, authors.  Check out the many other exhibitors.  Listen to author discussions and readings.  

The event takes place at the State Fairgrounds and is free and open to the public.  


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