rain taxi videos

Welcome to Rain Taxi’s video page! Here we present short films of author interviews, archived excerpts from readings past, and other on-the-fly camera work of authors in action. Enjoy!
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Before a Minneapolis reading from his new book Finding Them Gone: Visiting China's Poets of the Past, Bill Porter (AKA Red Pine) sat down with Rain Taxi editor Eric Lorberer and author James Lenfestey to discuss his beginnings as a translator and how the best poetry comes directly from the heart.

Rain Taxi talks with Kristin Hersh

kristinhershWyatt at the Coyote Palace
An Interview with Kristin Hersh

We sit down for a chat with acclaimed author and musician Kristin Hersh, whose latest release is both a hardback book of stories and essays (and art, and lyrics) and a double album of new songs, all getting to “the heart of missing you.” Interviewed by Eric Lorberer

Leslie S. Klinger

Minneapolis, November 9, 2014
Leslie S. Klinger spoke to Rain Taxi about his New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft, a gorgeous, colorful, illustrated presentation of selected stories by the horror master.

Lily King

LilyKingMinneapolis, June 2014
Rain Taxi sat down with Lily King, author of the novel Euphoria, a story loosely based on the life of Margaret Mead. She discussed her inspiration, process, and read excerpts from her book.

Austin Kleon

austinkleonMinneapolis, May 2014
Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like An Artist and Show Your Work!, sat down with Rain Taxi to discuss creativity, obituaries, and his own work.