Rain Taxi Staff


Our Staff

Eric Lorberer
Eric holds a B.A. in English Literature and Humanities from Washington College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has published poems, essays, and criticism in numerous magazines and has been awarded a SASE/Jerome Fellowship for his writing. As the editor of Rain Taxi Review of Books, he is responsible for the voice and style that has brought the magazine widespread acclaim. Lorberer also is the director of the Twin Cities Book Festival, has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and speaks at conferences and literary festivals around the country as an advocate for independent publishing and literary culture.

Kelly Everding
Art Director
Kelly graduated from the University of Denver with dual degrees in Mass Communications and English. She earned her M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in Poetry. She is the author of Strappado for the Devil, a chapbook published by Etherdome Press. Kelly is the Art Director/Business Manager for Rain Taxi and, as such, is responsible for the design and layout of the magazine, chapbooks, and promotional materials, as well as the day-to-day business operations.

Linda Stack-Nelson
Editorial Assistant
Linda Stack-Nelson holds degrees in English and International Studies from the University of Oklahoma. She has worked with World Literature Today, Graywolf Press, and Redleaf Press, and currently splits her time between editorial work with Rain Taxi and working as a bookseller at Wild Rumpus. She is passionate about helping innovative and astute books reach young readers and poppy seed bagels.

Many other people help keep the Rain Taxi enterprise afloat: board members, reviewers, proofreaders, copyeditors, interns, our Twin Cities Book Festival staff, and dozens of volunteers who help do what needs to be done. To them we offer our deepest thanks.

Website Design: Witt Siasoco
Website Proofreading: Jenn Mar

Our Board

Thanks to the service and diligence of board members, Rain Taxi—a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting interest in contemporary literature—has stayed above water during mighty tough times.

Current Board Members

Kris Bigalk
Jill A. Bresnahan
Tom Cassidy
Mary Moore Easter
Kelly Everding
Steven Larsen
Eric Lorberer
Katherine McGill
Mo Perry
Paul Von Drasek
Amanda Wigen

Our Reviewers

Rain Taxi wouldn't be Rain Taxi without the passion of the people who write for it. Over 500 writers have contributed reviews, essays, interviews and features to the pages of Rain Taxi since our first issue appeared in 1996. We are especially pleased to publish work by a range of people, from first-time writers to established authors. Find out about becoming a Rain Taxi reviewer.

Our Supporters

Rain Taxi is currently supported in part by grants from the McKnight Foundation, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Target, and various other foundations. We thank them all for their support!

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Art Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Most importantly, Rain Taxi is supported by readers like you. Donate today!