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Poetry Tarot at Northern Spark 2014

It was a dark and stormy night on June 14, perfect for Poetry Tarot at Northern Spark! Hundreds of revelers, seeking shelter from the rain, made the journey to the 8th floor gallery to have their fortunes told and written in the form of a poem. The spooky setting lit only by electric flames and lightning put people in the mood for some relaxed sooth saying. Poets Paula Cisewski, Paul Dickinson, Sarah Fox, Ed Bok Lee, Eric Lorberer, Roseanne Wasserman, and Dara Wier communed with the spirits to craft poetic fortunes for the lucky, patient few.

It was a dark and stormy night . . .

It was a dark and stormy night . . .

Poet Dara Wier communes with the spirits in preparation.

Poet Dara Wier communes with the spirits in preparation.

Roseanne Wasserman, Ed Bok Lee, and Dara Wier read the cards.

Roseanne Wasserman, Ed Bok Lee, and Dara Wier read the cards.

Roseanne Wasserman gives a lively reading.

Roseanne Wasserman gives a lively reading.

Paul Dickinson, Eric Lorberer, and Paula Cisewski read the cards.

Paul Dickinson, Eric Lorberer, and Paula Cisewski read the cards.

What do they say?

What do they say?

Sarah Fox invited the spirits to join.

Sarah Fox invited the spirits to join.

poem from poetry tarot

A poetic fortune from Poetry Tarot

BRENDA HILLMAN

Sunday, November 10, 7:00pm

Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Macalester College
130 South Macalester Street, St Paul

The Rain Taxi Reading Series presents noted poet Brenda Hillman reading from her latest collection, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (Wesleyan University Press), longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award. With fire as the metaphor for financial breakdown, environmental crisis, and social justice, the book is the final volume of Hillman's extraordinary series on the elements, and merges the political and the personal to summon us all to action. Hillman last read in the Rain Taxi Reading Series in 2002, when the first volume of this series,Cascadia, was published; we are thrilled to have her here again upon its conclusion! This event is cosponsored by the College of Saint Benedict Literary Arts Institute and the English Department at Macalester College. Reception to follow!

"Linguistically, spatially, politically, emotionally, Brenda Hillman's brilliant poems are some of the most thrilling poems we have. . . Each line, each poem, each book, extraordinarily fresh and original, is minted alive before our eyes." —Sharon Olds