RHINO Reads! Open Mic and Featured Writers Garnett Kilberg Cohen (fiction writer) and Larry Sawyer (poet) 10-29-10

Open Mike           6:00 – 6:30

Featured Poets       6:45 – 7:30

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL


Garnett Kilberg Cohen‘s most recent awards include the 2004 Crazyhorse National Fiction Prize for her short story, “Second Sight”; the 2003 Lawrence Foundation Prize from Michigan Quarterly Review for “Bad News”; a Special Mention from the Pushcart Prize; and four awards from the Illinois Arts Council, two literary awards for stories, a 2006 finalist fellowship, and a 2001 IAC Artist’s Fellowship for prose of $7,000. Her short stories have appeared in many publications, including American Fiction, Ontario Review, Descant, The Alaska Quarterly Review, The Literary Review, and The Nebraska Review. Her first collection of short stories, Lost Women, Banished Souls was published by the University of Missouri Press. She was recently named Distinguished Artist at Columbia College Chicago, where she is a professor.

Larry Sawyer curates the Myopic Books reading series in Wicker Park, Chicago. His work was recently included in The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century (anthology, Cracked Slab Books, 2007) and A Writers’ Congress: Chicago Poets on Barack Obama’s Inauguration (anthology, DePaul Humanities Center Press, 2009). His debut collection, Unable to Fully California, is available on Otoliths Press (Australia). Larry also edits milk magazine (since 1998). His poetry and literary reviews have appeared in publications including Versal, Chicago Tribune, Action Yes, Babel Fruit, Vanitas, Jacket, MiPoesias, The Prague Literary Review, Coconut, 88, Hunger, Argotist, Pinstripe Fedora, Skanky Possum, Exquisite Corpse, Court Green, the Miami Sun Post, Ygdrasil, Shampoo, Rain Taxi, Van Gogh’s Ear, and elsewhere.

Poetry Forum: Led by Greg Grummer – Fourth Sundays Poetry Workshop 10-24-10


Evanston Public Library

Church & Orrington

1:30-4:30 — Room 108

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.

Greg Grummer has had poems published in many periodicals and small presses, including American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Indiana Review, Rhino, William & Mary Review, Hunger, Porcupine, Small Pond, Fine Madness, and Phoebe, Now Culture, Triggerfish, and others.  His book, Long After the Fall of Communism, was recently published in an anthology titled Burning Gorgeous, 7 21st Century Poets.  He is one of several editors of the online journal Triggerfish Critical Review. He graduated from George Mason University with an MFA in poetry in 1991. In 1990 he was co-poetry editor of Phoebe, the university small press.  Since that time he has been an active member in the Milwaukee poetry scene.  He is also an active member of the Rhino poetry forum in Evanston, IL.  He works at Greg Markim, Inc, marketing and manufacturing papermaking kits and supplies.  He has done artist-in-residency programs for area grade schools and taught papermaking to the community.

Topic: Online Poetry and the Online Poetry Journal

The internet is upon us; there’s no turning back. How has the internet begun to change the way poetry is submitted, presented, and written?  Take a look at the link for the Cortland Review, one of countless online poetry journals.  Notice anything different?  As for how the internet can affect the writing of poetry, take a look at the link provided to The Critical Poet online critique site.  Shape poem 4: ikons  gives us just one of many ways the web and poetry can be combined.

Bring 17 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, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.