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I've Drawn Monsters since I Can Remember

When I was a child I had a small flip book—a kind of notebook bestiary. Each page was smudged and brimming with portraits made of wings and teeth, of sunflower petals and horns: desires made up of scales and yellowed toenails abutting soft green flesh. I realize now they were reflections of something I did not understand, and collected from ideas of a world that seemed breathtakingly huge and possible.

In hindsight, they betrayed my desperate urge to create something that had never existed before.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve never stopped drawing monsters. But largely, these reflections have shifted from those creatures that do not exist to those that do, albeit ones that are mangled and magnified into ridged, and painful constructions...

Going to AWP February 8-11? Check out some of our authors' events...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Amy Strauss Friedman will be reading with Pittsburgh Poetry Review at The Green Turtle at 601 F St. NW from 6-10:00 pm.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Meg Eden will be at the Dr. TJ Eckleburg Review table (booth 389) from 10-11:00 am.  More details here.

E. Kristin Anderson will be signing books from 1-2:00 pm at the ELJ Publications booth.

Kindra McDonald will be signing her new collection Concealed Weapons from 2-3:00 pm at the ELJ Publications booth.

Christina Olson will be signing books from 2-3:00 pm at the George Mason University/Stillhouse Press booth.  She will also be participating in an offsite reading during AWP.

Melissa Reddish will be signing copies of her latest book Girl & Flame from 2-3:00 pm at The Conium Review's table (Table 548-T).  More details can be found here.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

E. Kristin Anderson will be speaking on a panel on buidling anthologies from 4:30-5:45 pm.  Location and details can be found here.

Looking Forward to 2017

Red Bird Chapbooks is looking forward to another wonderful year thanks to our growing and vibrant community of writers, readers and artists. 

Click here to check out what our authors, artists, designers, and editors did in 2016.

We received over 370 chapbook possibilities during the two months of our open reading period, from which our editors selected 20 manuscripts for publication in 2017.  

Looking Back on 2016

2016 was a busy year for everyone here at Red Bird.

We saw our flock change – saying goodbye to some great colleagues and welcoming new ones.  We started an internship program.  We celebrated the achievements of many talented authors – from new releases to grants and awards to radio appearances.  ...

Book Launch - Joan Johnson will read from An Alphabet for Aging on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Please join Joan Johnson and Red Bird Chapbooks to celebrate the release of Joan's new collection An Alphabet for Aging on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

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