Brainstorm Series

The Rain Taxi Brainstorm Series brings you limited edition chapbooks by accomplished writers, each limited to 300 copies or less. Signed editions are still available for many of these fine titles with a tax-deductible donation to Rain Taxi, Inc., a nonprofit organization.

Rehearsing the Symptoms

by Rosmarie Waldrop 33 pages, perfect bound. Limited edition of 150 copies.Published in March 2019. "The hand gets ready to write. Could we not call this manual labor? Or a stage in the Great Work of rendering the corporeal cat incorporeal while giving her body to the bodiless word? Even if it's from despairing of […]

You Are A Complete Disappointment: A Triumphant Memoir of Failed Expectations

Mike Edison Sterling Publishing ($17.95) by Bridget Simpson The title of Mike Edison's newest memoir, You Are A Complete Disappointment: A Triumphant Memoir of Failed Expectations, is taken from some of the last words his father ever said to him; the very last, moments later, being "I can't believe someone as smart as you likes […]

Police Story

by James Tate Twenty-one poems of small town life gone berserk from the Pulitzer-prize winning poet. 32 pp., saddle-stitched: Sorry, this chapbook is SOLD OUT. 26 copies were lettered and signed by the author and were accompanied by a handset broadside of an additional poem, "Torture." This special edition is SOLD OUT. Published in December […]


Fanny Howe Semiotext(e) / Native Agents Series ($11.95) by Christopher Martin . . . the history of a head is unavoidable being everywhere This is the history of the head of Henny: estranged wife, surrogate mother, and mothering friend. If you add to this list her intensely religious brand of atheism, it appears, clear as […]

A Pound of Steam

Dessa Acclaimed as a songwriter, performer, and recording artist, the whirlwind force known as Dessa wears one moniker with particular pride: writer. A Pound of Steam presents seven poems exploring identity and alienation, a philosophical bent that can be found in her song lyrics, but here goes further to unearth truths about the human condition. Dessa, born and raised […]

Egyptian Sonnets

by John Yau 32 pp., saddle-stitchedEdition of 226 copiesPublished in March 2012. The twenty-four poems of Yau's Egyptian Sonnets journey through a night-time landscape populated by jackels, hippos, and fading moments of time, where "dust lips were all that remained." $10 plus $2 S&H in the U.S. Shipping costs added for overseas shipping. 26 copies are lettered […]

The Zoo Club

by James Tate 30 pp., perfect bound. Edition of 300 copies.Published in June 2011. The first rule of The Zoo Club is there is no zoo, except perhaps the zoo of life: llamas that aren’t there, exploding furnaces, the dreaming dead... in his inimitable fashion, James Tate’s new prose poems explore the strange synergies of life. This […]

Chapter 28

by Richard Hell 28 pp., saddle-stitched. Edition limited to 200 copies.Published in October 2010. A no-holds-barred, sexually explicit, alternate version of a chapter from Richard Hell's autobiography, I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp, this limited edition chapbook offers a conceptually complex meditation on the music-era sex life of one of punk's originators and […]

The Road To Camden

by Kees ’t Harttranslated from the Dutch by Frans Cateau van Rosevelt 36 pp., Perfect Bound. Edition limited to 200 copies.Published in October 2007. A meditation on a journey to Walt Whitman's home. $10 plus $2 S&H in the U.S. Shipping costs added for overseas shipping. 26 Hardcover (black boards with silver stamping) copies are […]

City Of

by Alice Notley 28 pp., saddle-stitched, printed vellum endpapers. Edition limited to 200 copies.Published in December 2005. A dynamic new sequence, never before published, by the prize-winning author of Disobedience. Sorry, the unsigned edition is sold out. Signed copies are available: 26 copies are lettered and signed by the author, and each signed copy is accompanied […]