Rain Taxi had a great time helping to host thousands of AWP attendees in the most literate city in the country! From the get-go, Rain Taxi was there welcoming people at the airport and passing out free copies of our magazine. At the conference, Rain Taxi editor Eric Lorberer chaired a panel on the Ethics of Book Reviewing and emceed an investigation into Literature and Hip Hop. And every evening we showcased literature too, with amazing poets stepping up to honor Rain Taxi’s 20th Anniversary at the Walker Art Center on Thursday, a tribute to seminal punk band Hüsker Dü at Patrick’s Cabaret on Friday, and a celebration of poet Frank Stanford with our friends Copper Canyon Press and Third Man Books at Grumpy’s Bar on Saturday. Below are some pictorial collages of everything we packed into three big days.
Rain Taxi at AWP Book Fair and Conference
Rain Taxi at the Walker Art Center
Rain Taxi Expatriates Reading featured Stephen Burt, Gary Dop, Alex Lemon, and Amanda Nadelberg.
Rain Taxi's Greatest Hits Reading featured: Anne Carson, Forrest Gander, Peter Gizzi, Pierre Joris & Nicole Peyrafitte, Eleni Sikelianos & Brian Laidlaw, Cole Swensen, and Dara Wier.
Minnesota Expats portraits by Rosanne Wasserman:
Greatest Hits poet portraits by Rosanne Wasserman:
A Literary Tribute to Grant Hart and Hüsker Dü