Eric Lorberer (he/him)
Editor and Executive Director
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 is also 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 (she/her)
Designer and Operations 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.
Lizzie Lawson earned a B.A. in marketing from the University of St. Thomas and an M.F.A. in creative writing from The Ohio State University. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Sun, Redivider, and others. She grew up in Minneapolis, MN, and currently lives in Columbus, OH. She assists with Rain Taxi's social media, marketing, and administrative tasks.
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.
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. In May 2021, Rain Taxi's Board Chair Paul Von Drasek passed away. Learn more about his legacy here.
Current Board Members
Mary Moore Easter
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Rain Taxi is also currently supported 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!
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.
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