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.
Monday, November 18, 7:00pm
Magers & Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Avenue South Minneapolis
The Rain Taxi Reading Series in collaboration with Magers & Quinn Booksellers presents an evening of three noted poets: Erin Murphy, William Stobb, and Rodney Wittwer. Stay tuned for more information!
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