Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Rain Taxi threw a party for its 2020 Summer Print Edition, the 98th issue of Rain Taxi Review of Books! Editor Eric Lorberer hosted the event, which featured cover artist Jil Evans giving a studio tour, James Lenfestey discussing Louise Erdrich, Linda Stack-Nelson on the work of Echo Brown, and poets […]
Thursday, May 2, 2019, Hook and Ladder Theater, Mission Room An adoring crowd warmly welcomed author and activist Cherríe Moraga as she presented her new memoir, Native Country of the Heart. She was joined on stage by Alexis Pauline Gumbs for a lively discussion of her work and impact on the queer and Xicana communities.
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 […]
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. film by Jennifer Simonson
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.
Patrick's Cabaret, November 7, 2014 This special launch event featured spoken word legend J. Otis Powell‽, accompanied by his musician friends Donald and Faye Washington and Davu Seru, read selections from his chapbook Pieces of Sky, a fantastic, improviXational jazzy rendering.