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Rain Taxi Review of Books


May 2021


May 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join us for a special event with Chris Bohjalian, the New York Times bestselling author of Midwives (a selection of Oprah’s Book Club), Trans-Sister Radio (a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award), and The Flight Attendant (now a Golden Globe-winning HBO series), among many other smash hits. Bohjalian will be in conversation with Minnesota Book Award winner Sheila O’Connor about his new novel Hour of the Witch (Doubleday), a historical thriller set in 1662 that may also be the…

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May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for a conversation and reading with Charles Bernstein, to celebrate his new collection Topsy-Turvy (University of Chicago Press) —a book that speaks to our time of “covidity” in a lyrically explosive mix of comedy and melancholy that showcases the much-heralded Bernstein at his best. With a jumble of forms ranging from horoscopes and sea shanties to translations and screenplays, Topsy-Turvy captures the tenor of our times while giving readers an instruction worthy of Beckett: “Continue / on, as…

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May 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate the launch of a new work by acclaimed poet Adrian Matejka! A collaboration of visual art and poetry inspired by two classic Funkadelic albums, Standing On the Verge & Maggot Brain (Third Man Books) offers a chorus of poems and visual art that is psychedelic and bright, full of quarter notes disguised as words. The poems bend Funkadelic’s glitter and funk into a deep exploration of the poet’s own radiances and shadows. The collection also…

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