Happy Thanksgiving from the Editors of RHINO



We’re so thankful to our contributors, readers, donors, interns, and friends.

Thank you for giving us the pleasure of the work we so enjoy.

~ from the Editors of RHINO Poetry

Andrea, Angela, Carol, Dave, Debby, Gail, Helen, Jacob, Jan, Moira, Ralph, Rochelle, Valerie, Virginia

RHINO Reads! Open mic and featured readers from Fifth Wednesday: Garnett Kilberg Cohen, Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, Alice George, Katie Hartsock 11-22-13

Garnett Kilberg Cohen

Garnett Kilberg Cohen

Beatriz Badikian-Gartler

Beatriz Badikian-Gartler

Alice George

Alice George


Katie Hartsock

Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Poets        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.




Garnett Kilberg Cohen has published two short story collections, Lost Women, Banished Souls (University of Missouri Press) and How We Move the Air (Mayapple Press). She has been awarded a Notable Essay citation from Best American Essays 2011, the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize, the Lawrence Foundation Prize from MQR, and four Illinois Arts Council awards, including a fellowship. Her writing has appeared in American Fiction, TriQuarterly, and The Antioch Review. Garnett currently directs the creative writing



Beatriz Badikian-Gartler was born Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has lived in the Chicago area for over forty years. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago and teaches at various institutions of higher learning in Chicago.  Other work includes her second full-length poetry collection, Mapmaker Revisited: New and Selected Poems, (Gladsome Books, 1999) and her first novel, Old Gloves — A 20th Century Saga, (Fractal Edge Press 2005).


Alice George’s first collection of poetry This Must Be The Place was published in 2008 by Mayapple Press. Publication credits include Tar River Poetry, Court Green, Field, Bellingham Review, Sentence, Denver Quarterly, Quarter After Eight, New Orleans Review, Seneca Review, Diagram and others. Her work is also anthologized in eight volumes. Alice teaches as a visiting artist in K-12 classrooms as well as in community and university settings. Learn more, including visual art, at www.alicegeorge.org.


Katie Hartsock‘s poems have recently appeared in Birmingham Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and RHINO. She grew up around Youngstown, Ohio, and earned a MFA from the University of Michigan, where she received the major Hopwood award in poetry. She is a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University in Comparative Literary Studies.


Poetry Forum Workshop Led by Arlyn Miller 11-24-13



Evanston Public Library
Church & Orrington
1:30-4:30 — Room 108

Arlyn Miller is a poet, essayist, journalist, and the founding editor of Poetic License Press.  Her work has been widely published in journals and periodicals such as After Hours, Calyx, The English Journal, Poetica, Make It Better, and Quintessential New Trier.  Poetic License Press, whose mission is to publish creative writing that is “authentic, accessible, and engaging,” has published two anthologies of poetry: A Light Breakfast: Poems to Start Your Day and A Midnight Snack: Poems for Late Night Reading. Arlyn teaches poetry-based creative writing workshops in schools and other community venues.


TopicFresh Takes on Mother.  As poets, we are often drawn to topics that have long haunted, delighted, or befuddled us.  In this workshop, we’ll explore innovative approaches to writing poems about — yes, mothers.   We’ll look at “Mistaken Identity” by Tony Hoagland, “Eight Unfinished Elegies” by Alan Michael Parker, “When I Am Asked” by Lisel Mueller and “Charlotte’s Web” by Patricia Hampl, all of which treat the time-honored theme of mother in fresh ways.  We’ll discuss what allows for new ways of treating archetypal topics.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own examples.


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

This project is partially supported by grants from:   Poets & Writers, the Illinois Arts Council and The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.