RHINO Reads! Open Mic & Featured Poets Geoffrey Heeren and Kristy Bowen 6-29-09

Open Mike           6:00 – 6:30

Featured Poets       6:45 – 7:30

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Featuring:

Geoffrey Heeren is a poet and legal aid lawyer who represents immigrants fighting deportation or seeking asylum. He is working on a manuscript of poems and dialogues about the life of Sam Houston. His poetry has appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review and he is an editor of Rhino.

Kristy Bowen is the author of In the Bird Museum (Dusie Press, 2008) and the Fever Almanac (2006).  She lives in Chicago, where she edits the dancing girl press chapbook series devoted to publishing emerging women poets.  Her poems have appeared in numerous journals.

RHINO Reads! Open Mic & Featured Readers Denise Sweet, Garry Gooper, Mike Puican 5-22-09

Open Mike           6:00 – 6:30

Featured Poets       6:45 – 7:30

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Featuring:

Another Chicago Magazine (ACM) – Poets & Writers from Chicago’s celebrated literary journal:

Denise Sweet is an Anishinaabe poet, Professor of Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and former poet laureate of Wisconsin. Her books include Know by Heart and Songs for Discharming.  She is also a contributor to the anthology, Nitaawichige: Selected Poetry and Prose by Four Anishinaabe Writers.

Garry Cooper —polymath, psychotherapist, essayist and poet—is a contributing editor of Psychotherapy Networker magazine.  He is the author of Whirled News Tonight, installments of which appear in the most recent ACM.

Mike Puican, a member of the 1996 Chicago Poetry Slam Team, is completing his MFA in poetry at Warren Wilson.  Mike chairs The Guild Complex, a community-based literary organization. His poems have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Spoon River, Crab Orchard Review, and Bloomsbury Review.