Open Mike 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Featured Poets 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
500 Main St.
Bryan Borland is a multi-time Pushcart nominee and the owner of Sibling Rivalry Press, a small publishing house based just outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. His first book, “My Life as Adam“, was one of only five collections of poetry included on the American Library Association’s inaugural “Over the Rainbow” list of noteworthy LGBT publications of 2010. He is also editor of Assaracus, the only print journal in the world dedicated to the poetry of gay men. Bryan will be reading from his new book, “Less Fortunate Pirates: Poems from the First Year without My Father”.
Virginia Bell’s first collection of poetry, “From the Belly”, has just been released from Sibling Rivalry Press. Her poetry has also appeared in such journals as CALYX, The Mom Egg, Poet Lore, Pebble Lake Review, Wicked Alice, Ekphrasis, Woman Made Gallery’s Her Mark, and Beltway Poetry Quarterly, as well as in the anthologies Brute Neighbors: Urban Nature Poetry, Prose and Photography and A Writers’ Congress: Chicago Poets on Barack Obama’s Inauguration. Virginia is an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago and an Associate Editor with RHINO.
We’re hard at work reading submissions!
The Poetry Forum & RHINO Reads! will return in September!
Click the .mp3 link below to hear Eric Wayne Dickey read his translation of Hans Arnfrid Astel’s Stonecreek Pond from RHINO Poetry 2011.
Find some of Hans Arnfrid Astel’s poetry in the original German here!
Click the .mp3 link below to hear Ben Schwartz read his poems Sacrificial Versions and The Probability of Anything Happening from RHINO Poetry 2011.
Sacrificial Versions & The Probability of Anything Happening.mp3
Congratulations to Ben, who is getting married this month to the girl for whom he wrote these poems!