Name: Elizabeth Dingmann Schneider
Role at Red Bird: Poetry Editor
How I became involved with Red Bird and why I agreed to do it:
I joined the Red Bird team in January 2016. I first developed a deep admiration for Red Bird’s work during my time in the Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University. When I found out they were looking for two new poetry editors, I jumped at the chance to be part of this fantastic organization.
Recent Red Bird project(s):
My first Red Bird projects will release in 2017, and I can hardly wait!
A little about my own work and what I am currently working on:
I’ve done a good deal of reading about color (the physics of color perception, the geology and biology of pigments, the sociological significance of certain colors, etc.), and these details weave their way into my writing quite often. Lately, I’ve also been writing many poems about the process of turning our 1908 fixer-upper into our dream home.
My favorite thing(s) that can be found in the public domain:
NASA photos! Official images from government organizations, such as the military branches and NASA, are all in the public domain. My day job sometimes requires me to comb through these image libraries, and it’s easy to get lost down the rabbit hole of breathtaking images of space.