Birds, LLC is a small independent editor-run poetry press born out of friendship and a collective spirit of collaboration, possibility, and care, and in direct opposition to the Contest Industrial Complex of capital P poetry. Specializing in close author relationships, Birds, LLC believes that great books are a collaboration of editors and authors. Birds, LLC supports readings, events, audiobooks, videos, podcasts, and class visits for its authors, believing that poetry demands a human voice to read it and an audience to receive it.


Birds, LLC are like the pinnacle of enthusiasm for contemporary young poet's full-length books, and of reinventing self-publishing.

While essentially Birds, LLC is about the singular poet's collection, they always emphasize a collaboration of editors and authors. I've never quite felt so warm and fuzzy about a press. Their gigantic spirit and love of poetry and poets is infectious.

Bianca Stone, the Poetry Foundation


Founding Editors

  • Dan Boehl
  • Justin Marks
  • Matt Rasmussen
  • Sampson Starkweather
  • Chris Tonelli

Book and Cover Designers

  • Hobbes Ginsberg
  • Karen Sofia Colón
  • Eric Amling
  • Matt Bollinger
  • Joshua Elliott
  • Cat Glennon
  • Zoe Norvell
  • Partner & Partners

Interior Layout Designers

  • Hobbes Ginsberg
  • Karen Sofia Colón
  • Michael Newton
  • Zoe Norvell
  • Guy Pettit
  • Partner & Partners

Web Design & Dev

  • Doug Hahn

Cover & Interior Artists

  • Liliana Porter
  • Phillip Guston
  • Mariana Isabel Ramos Ortiz
  • Paul Thek
  • Sommer Browning
  • Bianca Stone
  • Hobbes Ginsberg
  • Karen Sofia Colón
  • Matt Bollinger
  • Kim Keever
  • Dara Cerv
  • Jonathan Marshall
  • Eric Amling
  • Emily Raw
  • Monica McClure