RHINO Reads! Open Mic and Featured Poets Dina Elenbogen and Laura Dixon 7-29-11

Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Poets       6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL


Dina Elenbogen is an award winning poet and prose writer. Her collection of poems, Apples of the Earth, was published by Spuyten Duyvil Press in 2006. She was recently nominated for a Pushcart in poetry. Her poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary magazines including Beyond Lament (Northwestern University Press), Without a Single Answer: Poems on Contemporary Israel (Judah Magnes Museum Press), Sarah’s Daughters Sing (Ktav Publishers), and magazines such as Prairie Schooner, Calyx, Poet Lore, Rhino, Paterson Literary Review, Voices Israel and numerous others. Her poem “A Jew in Vienna” was the recipient of the Miriam Lindberg Israel Poetry for Peace Prize. She is at work on a second poetry collection entitled Losing the Tree.

Laura M. Dixon was a Michener Fellowat the University of Texas at Austin,  where she received her her M.F.A. in poetry, with a secondary concentration in fiction. She holds a B.A. in literature from The University of Chicago, and an M.A.T. from Dominican University.

It’s Alive! Come find us at this year’s Printers’ Ball 7-29-11

6 pm to 11 pm
The Ludington Building
1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago

The Printers’ Ball is an annual celebration of literary culture, featuring thousands of magazines, books, and broadsides available free of charge; live music and readings; letterpress, offset, and paper-making demonstrations; and much more, free to all ages.

This year the landmark Ludington Building—former home to the American Book Company—will be haunted by the ghosts of literary past, live performances of the printed word, and ghouls and goblins galore. Thousands of magazines, books, broadsides, et cetera from over 250 organizations will be available free of charge to the more than 2,500 annual guests of the Printers’ Ball.

Poetry Forum: Led by Kurt Heintz – Fourth Sundays Poetry Workshop 7-24-11


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.

Chicago-based Kurt Heintz has a diverse career in writing, new media, and performance spanning decades. His poetry and performances have been seen at Gerber-Hart Library, Woman Made Gallery, the Encyclopedia Show, and the Red Rover series in the last year. Heintz is also a relatively early advocate and creator of poetry video. In the 1990s, his prize-winning clips were seen in Europe and North America, as well as on WTTW’s Image Union. In 2005, he spoke and was screened at the Siskel Film Center. In November 2010, he was part of Vancouver’s Visible Verse festival, lending his creative and critical presence to a poetry video retrospective. Heintz publishes and curates the Book of Voices on e-poets.net, a project ongoing since 1999 which features streaming audio of scores of poets. He is published in Bestiaryand After Hours journals.

TOPICLIVING IN TWO HOUSES As an artist who ushers language between vision, voice, and text, and whose life navigates between worlds that are on one hand public and on the other hand closeted, Heintz explores the literary theme of “living in two houses.” Artists often employ two languages in the course of their daily lives, one public and published, and the other internal and intimate. What happens when these categories are blurred, annulled, or jammed together? What does the reader/listener experience when the private language of one house infiltrates the widely read language of the other? Heintz explores this effect with guests in Rhino’s July workshop.

Bring 17 – 20 copies of a poem (2 page limit) you want critiqued.*$5 – $10 donation appreciated.

This project has been partially supported by grants from Poets & Writers and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.