RHINO Reads! Open Mic and Featured Readers Bill Yarrow & Tim Hunt 4-30-10

Open Mike           6:00 – 6:30

Featured Poets       6:45 – 7:30

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Bill Yarrow is the author of WRENCH (2009). His poems have appeared in Central Park, Confrontation, Berkeley Poets Cooperative, Poem, The Literary Review, Mantis, The Orange Room Review, blossombones, ditch, The Centrifugal Eye, Rio Grande Review, Up the Staircase, New Aesthetic, Arsenic Lobster, Pank, DIAGRAM, and Pif Magazine. He is Professor of English at Joliet Junior College.

Tim Hunt (not pictured) is the author of FAULT LINES (2009) and the chapbook LAKE COUNTY DIAMOND (1986).  Hunt’s poetry is widely published, and he was awarded the Chester H. Jones Prize for the poem “Lake County Elegy.” His Scholarly publications include KEROUAC’S CROOKED ROAD: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FICTION & the five-volume edition THE COLLECTED POETRY OF ROBINSON JEFFERS.

Poetry Forum: Led by Carlos Cumpian – Fourth Sundays Workshop 4-25-10

COME AND TRY OUT YOUR NEW WORK ON US!

Evanston Public Library

Church & Orrington

1:30-4:30 — Room 108

Facilitator: Carlos Cumpian was named among the Chicago Public Library’s “Top Ten” most requested poets and his poetry has been published in small press magazines as well as numerous anthologies. He has taught at Columbia College in Chicago and has offered workshops on poetry and small press management. His books have received positive reviews for their contributions to Chicano literature.

Cumpian is also the editor of March Abrazo Press and has been instrumental in the longevity of the small press and establishing its presence as an independent publisher of Latino and Native American poetry. Carlos currently teaches high school English in Chicago and works to provide quality education to inner-city high school youth.

Books include Emergency Tacos, March Abrazo Press, 1989; Coyote Sun, March Abrazo Press, 1990; Latino Rainbow, Poems About Latino Americans, Children`s Press, 1994; Armadillo Charm, Tia Chucha Press, 1996; Shards of Light, Tia Chucha Press, 1998.

Past leaders and readers and all poets welcome. Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics.  Sessions are free* and no registration is required.

Bring 15 or more copies (no longer than two pages) of work you want critiqued.

*$5 – $10 donation appreciated

This project has been partially supported by a grant from Poets & Writers.