“. . . one of the best annual collections of poetry you can find.” New Pages review.


During 2016-2017, we’re celebrating our 40th year with #RHINO40Readings40Cities – we’d love to help you coordinate a reading in your area!


Our general reading period for poetry, poetry in translation, and flash fiction is April 1 – July 31.

Our Founders’ Contest is open for submissions of poetry September 1 – October 31.



Check our Big Horn Blog for our upcoming events, audio poems, news, and links to the Chicago-area literary scene.

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RHINO is member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses [c l m p]. RHINO Poetry is supported in part by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and Poets & Writers, Inc. Copyright RHINO Poetry.

2016 artwork by Michael Miner.