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An Evening with Rain Taxi featuring Jeff Alessandrelli and Paula Cisewski

Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join Rain Taxi and The Museum of Russian Art for an evening of absurdism and poetry guaranteed to stave off the winter blues.  All exhibitions at The Museum of Russian Art will be open for exploration during the event — a special treat for lovers of literature and art.  A reception will follow the event.

This is a free event, but registration is requested. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAHIGMy2vHngH3frxLU1cuuX1MunbRBbercRSM8xFWsBxAMg/viewform

Jeff Alessandrelli is the author of the full-length poetry collections This Last Time Will Be the First (2014) and Fur Not Light (2019), both from Burnside Review Press. He’s additionally the author of a short poetic biography of the French avant-garde composer Erik Satie, a short essay collection focusing on skateboarding, poetry, and The Notorious B.I.G., and five chapbooks. Recent work by him appears in Poetry Northwest, The American Poetry Review, and The Hong Kong Review of Books. In addition to his own writing, Jeff also runs the literary record label/press Fonograf Editions. He lives in Portland, OR.

Paula Cisewski is the author of four full-length poetry collections most recently The Threatened Everything (from Burnside Review Press) and Quitter, which won the Diode Editions Book Prize. She is also the author of several chapbooks, including the lyric prose Misplaced Sinister. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, have been featured on Verse Daily, and have been or will be included in the anthologies Privacy Policy: The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics, 78: A Tarot Anthology, Rocked by the Waters: Poems of Motherhood, Rewilding: Poems for the Environment, and New Poetry from the Midwest. She lives in Minneapolis where she teaches, makes up one half of the creative team JoyFace, and serves on the editorial staff of the literary magazine Conduit.


Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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