Author Pages

Donna Isaac

Donna Isaac, a retired English/writing professor, is proud to be Red Bird's first published writer with her chapbook Holy Comforter and a broadside "Bathing." She has published one other poetry chapbook, Tommy (Red Dragonfly Press) and has most recently been published by St. Paul Almanac, Pine Mountain Sand & GravelPlein Air, and Martin Lake Anthology.

Andrew Jarvis

Andrew Jarvis is the author of Sound Points (Red Bird Chapbooks), Ascent (Finishing Line Press), and The Strait (Homebound Publications). His poems have appeared in Appalachian Heritage, Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry, Evansville Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Tulane Review, and many other magazines. He was a Finalist for the 2014 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. He also judges poetry contests and edits anthologies for Red Dashboard LLC. Andrew holds an M.A. in Writing (Poetry) from Johns Hopkins University.

Christina Olson

Christina Olson is the author of Before I Came Home Naked and Rook & The M.E.: A Law & Order-Inspired Narrative. Her poetry has appeared in journals and magazines including The Southern Review, RHINO, Gulf Coast, Mid-American Review, Puerto del Sol, The Normal School, Anti-, Gastronomica, Passages North and Hayden’s Ferry Review. Her nonfiction has appeared in Brevity, Black Warrior Review, Quarterly West, and was anthologized in The Best Creative Nonfiction, Volume 3.

Charlie M. Broderick

Charlie M. Broderick  graduated from Hamline University with an MFA in creative writing. She now lives in the Twin Cities area and is looking for agent representation for a commercial upper age YA / NA  saga. Her portfolio includes literary short stories, commercial screenplays, CNF essays, and commercial novels. Some of her writings appear in SleetRevolver, and Fiction Depot

Jamie Lynn Buehner

Jamie Lynn Buehner is the author of Dessert Poems (Binge Press, 2012) and Catalpa. Her recent work appears in pioneertown., Sleet MagazineThe Midwest Quarterly, and the Wisconsin Review.  She lives in Juneau, Alaska.

Sonja Johanson

Sonja Johanson attended College of the Atlantic, in Bar Harbor, ME.  She has recent work appearing in The Albatross, Redheaded Stepchild, and Off the Coast, is a contributing editor at the Found Poetry Review, and is the 2015 recipient of the Zero Bone and Kudzu Poetry Prizes.  Sonja divides her time between work in Massachusetts and her home in the mountains of western Maine.

Paula Cisewski

Paula Cisewski's third poetry collection, The Threatened Everything, will appear in 2016 through Burnside Review Books. She is also the author of Ghost Fargo (winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize),  Upon Arrival (Black Ocean), and several poetry chapbooks. She has been awarded fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, and the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts. Paula teaches, both academically and privately, and curates artful literary events in the Twin Cities. Misplaced Sinister is her first book of prose.

Steve Tomasko

Insects seem to creep their way into Steve Tomasko’s poems (even his love poems). He doesn’t think that’s a bad thing. His wife, Jeanie, long ago stopped screaming when a dragonfly lands on her. She doesn’t think that’s a bad thing. But they both still get creeped out by spiders. Steve and Jeanie edited the 2015 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar. Steve has had poems published in various journals including: Anthills, The Aurorean, Corvus, Echoes, The Fiddlehead, Hummingbird, Right Hand Pointing, and Verse Wisconsin.

Francine Marie Tolf

Francine Marie Tolf has published two full length poetry collections, Rain, Lilies, Luck (North Star Press of St. Cloud) and Prodigal (Pinyon Publishing), as well as a memoir and five chapbooks including Eighteen Poems to God and a Poem to Satan by Redbird Chapbooks of Minnesota.

Nancy Chen Long

Nancy Chen Long lives in the forested hills of south-central Indiana. She received a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology and an MBA, worked as an electrical engineer, software consultant, and project manager, and more recently earned her MFA. As a volunteer for the local Writers Guild, she helps coordinate a reading series for poets and works with other writers to offer free poetry workshops.

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