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Our Peerless Staff

Carolyn Anderson (Diné/Navajo) loves her cat Mary and her dog Frank. She likes to make things, to be outside, to grow things. She loves books about people, books about the natural world, and books that challenge conventional perspectives and encourage thinking outside the box. Carolyn is also an accomplished artist. See her work at Birchbark Books!

Kate Day juggles our bills and everything else besides.

Prudence Johnson: Yes, THE Prudence Johnson, songstress and bookseller. See prudencejohnson.com.

Christian Pederson Behrends is an artist, academic and linguist interested in archipelagos, walled cities and chocolate croissants.

Anthony Ceballos (of Ojibwe blood) is a poet/bookseller/enthusiastic reader/alright cook. If you don't catch him working at Birchbark, you might find him around town at a poetry reading or holed up in a cafe writing his angsty goth heart out over a turkey sandwich. He believes the best poems start with a pen and paper. Sometimes he tries to write essays. These attempts are not always successful.

Nadine Teisberg is an avid reader, especially dedicated to science fiction. She's currently in graduate school at St. Kate's for her master's in Library and Information Science. Born and raised on Madeline Island in Northern Wisconsin, Lake Superior has her heart. She lives in Minneapolis with her overflowing bookshelves and two cats, Pig and Burger.

Halee Kirkwood (Fond du Lac Ojibwe) is a poet and teaching artist in love with wetlands, obscure birds and plants, and public transportation. They teach at The Loft Literary Center, Hamline University, and was a teaching fellow at the 2019 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writing Conference at Arizona State University, as well as a 2019-2020 Loft Mentor Series fellow, where they studied with the poets Gretchen Marquette and Ross Gay. They love to read books of all genres, some of their favorite poets including Natalie Diaz, Kazim Ali, and Heid Erdrich. Halee's favorite part of bookselling is recommending poetry collections to folks who are just getting into the genre.

Will Fraser is a musician and speculative thinker based in the Twin Cities.

Nathan Pederson gives his time and love to carefully construct and manage this website. Also buys books.

Miigwech and Pidamaya!

Canoe Woman