Editor Pages

Savannah Brooks | Fiction Editor

Savannah Brooks is a graduate student pursuing her MFA in creative writing at Hamline University, where she also works in marketing. Along with that position, she works as a reader for multiple literary organizations, an intern for a literary agency, and has held multiple editorial positions for Hamline's own literary magazines: the Water~Stone Review and rock, paper, scissors. Her own work has appeared in On the Veranda, Every Writers Resource, Lime Hawk, and Inscape. She lives in the most beautiful literary capital: Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Abby Anderson | Fiction Editor

Abby has an MFA from Hamline University and is a writer of fiction and essay/memoir. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Growler and in the collaborative novel, So This is What Happens Now, and she curates the Notable Twin Cities blog for the Rumpus. Most of the time she lives in Minneapolis with an extra large cat, about a billion books, and a lot of crap from estate sales. Sometimes she lives in the middle of Alaska in a tiny cabin next to a gravel airstrip. 

DJ Hill | Poetry Editor

DJ Hill’s poetry, freelance writing, and photography have appeared in Maple Grove, Route 66, Southwest Metro, St. Croix Valley, St. Louis Park, and White Bear Lake magazines; The Atrium, The Century Times, FULCRUM, Red Bird Chapbooks Weekly Read, and Red Flag Poetry journals; and the poetry anthology The View from Here: Poetry to Help You Soar. She served on the editorial advisory board of White Bear Lake magazine and as assistant poetry editor at Runestone Literary Journal.

Steve Merino | Poetry Editor

Steve Merino is a poet and essayist. Currently he is a student in the MFA program at Hamline University. In his spare time he enjoys listening to music, going to concerts, grabbing beers with friends, biking, and watching hockey. He loves his cat. He lives in Saint Paul, MN.

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

Nicola Koh | Fiction Editor

Nicola Koh is in their final year of Hamline University’s MFA program. They have served as Associate Poetry Editor for Runestone Literary Journal, a fiction editorial intern and board member for the Water~Stone Review, fiction and nonfiction editor for rock, paper, scissors, a reader for Ruminate Magazine’s Fiction Prize in 2014 and 2015, and a fiction mentor for the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop since 2014.

Josh Hegarty | Poetry Editor

Originally from Massachusetts, Josh Hegarty wound up in St. Paul after a four year detour in Vermont, resulting in an undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy, an intimate knowledge of the going-ons of a fried chicken restaurant, and a tiredness of overly hopped beer. Currently in law school and Hamline’s MFA program, he intends to use all of his skills to advocate for kindness and bravery.

Elizabeth Dingmann Schneider | Poetry Editor

By day, Elizabeth Dingmann Schneider is a project manager and editor in the field of children’s educational publishing. She earned her MFA in Writing from Hamline University, and she also completed a one-year poetry fellowship with Commons Magazine. Her poetry has been published in Commons Magazine, DOG EAR, The Saint Paul Almanac, Studio One, and rock, paper, scissors. It has also been chosen for the What Light Poetry Contest and subsequently published by mnartists.org.

Nancy Yoder-Bidwell | Poetry Editor

Nancy Yoder-Bidwell, a recovering CPA, spends her days analyzing loan portfolio performance for a large bank.  To stay sane, she writes poetry, makes collages and works with Red Bird as a poetry editor, cheerleader and board member.  She is learning how to take better pictures, loves sitting on the shore of Lake Superior watching the waves, and enjoys visiting places close and far away.

Dana Hoeschen | Founder

Dana Hoeschen - a curious and clever goat, known for leaping before looking, with an insatiable obsession for paper, including reading from it, writing on it, and at one time, long ago, eating it. She is also known for scrambling around rocks, collecting small ones in her pockets, and admiring trees, leaves, water, clouds, Henry David Thoreau, Brian Doyle, Edward Abbey, Lisel Mueller, Ursula K. Le Guin, Rachel Carson, Barbara Hurd and all the fine folks who see creativity as a necessity of life.

Tami Mohamed Brown | Non Fiction Editor

Tami Mohamed Brown holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University. She was a recent writer/artist in residence at Devil's Tower National Monument and has been the recipient of a MN Emerging Writer's Grant, a Loft Mentor Series Award, and a Blacklock Nature Sanctuary Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Brevity, Mizna, Sweet and elsewhere. Tami lives in Bloomington and finds inspiration on her daily bus commute to her office job in downtown Minneapolis. She writes about all of these things.

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