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.
Assigned to review Ted Levin’s America’s Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake (University of Chicago Press, $35), our intrepid reviewer Michael Swingen instead made a 30-minute film about the book, the author, and the process of reviewing.
Wyatt 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
Minneapolis, May 21, 2016
Rain Taxi sat down with author Joe Hill to discuss his new novel The Fireman, his literary influences, his comics writing, and more.
Minneapolis, March 12, 2016
Rain Taxi spoke with poet Amber Tamblyn before she read from her book of poems, Dark Sparkler, at Magers & Quinn Booksellers.
In 2015, Rain Taxi celebrated twenty years of championing literary excellence through its pages and stages.
February 8, 2015, Saint Paul
Rain Taxi recently sat down with poet Billy Collins for a chat about the popularity of poetry in the post-9/11 era.
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.
Minneapolis, 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.
Minneapolis, 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.