#RHINO events at the #AWP14 Conference & Bookfair in Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, WA – February 27-March 1, 2014
Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference (AWP)

RHINO’s Bookfair table number is: BB14

PANEL Friday, Feb. 28, 1:45 to 2:45 pm – RHINO – 37 Years of Charging Forward

Room 2B, Washington State Convention Center, Level 2.

Eclectic, edgy, and fiercely independent, RHINO boasts a vibrant community of readers, writers, and donors, plus a table of volunteer editors who’ve developed a unique collaborative process that works. From its roots as a writers’ group forum, RHINO has grown into a nationally-known print journal with a strong online presence. Our lively panel of editors will share what we’ve learned and how we do it, with frank discussion of the sometimes risky steps we’ve taken to showcase the work we love.


Virginia Bell is a senior editor with RHINO Poetry and an adjunct professor of English at Loyola University Chicago. She is the author of From the Belly, and her poems have appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review, Poet LoreCalyxPebble Lake ReviewWicked Alice, and in anthologies.

Janice Bottiglieri is a managing editor of RHINO. She recently published a chapbook, Where Gravity Pools the Sugar.

Ralph Hamilton (Moderator) is editor of RHINO. His poems have appeared in Court Green,CutBank, and Blackbird. His first book, Subtle Knot, will be published in 2015. He serves on the Ragdale Foundation’s board and is Fifth Wednesday’s 2013 poetry prize judge.

Jacob Saenz’s poetry has been published in Poetry, Great River Review, and OCHO. He has been recipient of a Letras Latinas Residency and a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. He currently serves as an associate editor for RHINO and works at a library in Chicago.

Angela Narciso Torres’s book, Blood Orange, won the Willow Books Lit Award in poetry. Recent work appears in Cimarron, Colorado, and Cream City Reviews. A senior editor for RHINO, she has received fellowships from Ragdale and the Illinois Arts Council.

In addition, you’ll find editors signing their books at our table BB14 and reading at these off-site events:

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Thursday, February 27

1:30-2:30  pm. Angela Narciso Torres - book signing (Blood

        Orange) – AWP Bookfair, RHINO table BB14.
5:00-9:00 pm.  Angela Narciso Torres – reading with  Willow Books Authors, Seattle Public Library.
blue_cover_rhino_2009Friday, February 28, 2014
10-12 Andrea Witzke Slot - book signing (To Find a New Beauty) – Gold Wake Press table K28
4:30 to 5:45 pm Calyx: Tribute to Margarita Donnelly
 Angela Narciso Torres, Panelist
Room 302, Level 3, Western New England MFA Annex, at the Seattle Convention Center

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6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Everyone and Their Mother: SRP at the Nitelite Lounge
Nitelite Lounge, 1920 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA 98101Cost: No cover. Food/Drinks are Cash Only.
Bryan Borland & Seth Pennington host multiple Sibling Rivalry Press authors and launch SRP’s Spring 2014 lineup in this cash only dive bar. Featuring RHINO editors and poets Virginia Bell, Ralph Hamilton, and other writers from Sibling Rivalry Press

7-9 pm   Andrea Witzke Slot at Gold Wake Press reading at Cafe Fonte

Saturday, March 1
1:30-2:30 Jan Bottiglieri - book signing (Where Gravity Pools the Sugar) – table BB14
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Congratulations, 2014 Founders’ Prize winner Jose Antonio Rodriguez and Runners-up Adam Scheffler, MaryJo Thompson

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Congratulations 2014 Founders’ Prize winner Jose Antonio Rodriguez for his poem

“Poem in honor of the one-year anniversary of my sister Aleida’s death, which is five days away”.

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Congratulations Runners-up winners

MaryJo Thompson for her poem ”Body Breakers”

and Adam Scheffler for his poem “Americas”.

Their work will appear in RHINO 2014 (and available on our website), scheduled for release (as always) in April, National Poetry Month.

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RHINO Reads! Open mic and featured readers Tarfia Faizullah and Michael Robins 1-31-14

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Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Poets        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

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Tarfia Faizullah is the author of Seam (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), winner of the 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems appear in Ploughshares, The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, Massachusetts Review, Ninth Letter, New England Review, Washington Square, Best New Poets 2013, and elsewhere. A Kundiman fellow, she received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and is the recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Project Award, a Ploughshares Cohen Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Copper Nickel Poetry Prize, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Sewanee Writers’ Conference, fellowships from the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop and Vermont Studio Center, and other honors.

Michael Robins is the author of In Memory of Brilliance & Value (Saturnalia Books, 2015), Ladies & Gentlemen (Saturnalia, 2011), The Next Settlement, which received the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry (UNT Press, 2007), and the chapbooks Little Felons (Strange Machine Books, 2013) and Circus (Flying Guillotine Press, 2009). His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver QuarterlyEvening Will ComeForklift, OhioGhost ProposalThe Iowa ReviewManor House QuarterlyMatter, POOLRHINOSimilar:Peaks::, Timber, and elsewhere. His short essays and book reviews have appeared in journals such as MAKEPoets for Living WatersRedactions, and in the anthology The Field Guide to Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2010).

Born in Portland, Oregon, Robins holds degrees from the University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. In 2007, he received a Finalist Award from the Illinois Arts Council, and in 2011, a Presidential Grant from Columbia College Chicago. He teaches literature and creative writing at Columbia College Chicago, and currently lives in the Irving Park neighborhood.

 

Please consider a tax deductible gift to RHINO. Thank you!

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