RHINO 2015 Release Party! — 4-19-15

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Help us celebrate the release of RHINO 2015!



2 – 4:00 PM

at the home of Ralph Hamilton:

      630 Clinton Place, Evanston, IL


Featuring these poets from RHINO 2015

Nina Corwin

Kimberly D. Dixon-Mays

Joe Eldridge

Maya Marshall

Carlos Matos

Marcia Pradzinski

Shoshauna Shy

Tim Cook

Arne Weingart

Keith Wilson

plus more RHINO poets at the open mike!*


RHINO 2015 & other delicious publications and accoutrements

will be available for purchase & perusal.

Eat, drink, and be poetry.

*Poets who have appeared in RHINO and one poem limit, please!

RHINO 2015 Launch Party and more at AWP!

Minneapolis, MN – April 8 – 11, 2015
Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference (AWP)

RHINO’s Bookfair table number is 1529


Join us for our 

RHINO 2015 Issue Launch Party!

Thursday April 9, 2015

1200 Nicollet Mall S, Minneapolis

6-minute walk from the AWP Convention Center!

Map & Directions

Doors open at 7pm!

Featuring poets from RHINO 2015

Julia Bouwsma

Julia Bouwsma

Joe Eldridge

Joe Eldridge

Sara Henning

Sara Henning

Amorak Huey

Amorak Huey

dawn longsinger

dawn longsinger

Cintia Santana

Cintia Santana

Brian Simoneau

Brian Simoneau

Rachel Slotnick

Rachel Slotnick

Paul Tran

Paul Tran

Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson

In addition, you’ll find editors these AWP events at the Minneapolis Convention Center:

Virginia Bell:
Friday, April 10
4:30-5:45 pm
Room M100, D&E

“Teaching Experimentation: The Freedom in Constraints”

Virginia Bell, Shailen Mishra, Ryan Clark, and Michelle Naka Pierce

Kenyatta Rogers:
Saturday, April 11
3:00-4:15 pm
Room 205 A&B
S242. Speculating Darkly: A Poetry Reading.

(Bianca Spriggs ,  Keith Wilson,  Kenyatta Rogers ,  Ladan Osman,  Airea Matthews) Taking its title and spirit from a series of essays written by poet Roger Reeves (published on the Poetry Foundation’s “Harriet the Blog”), and subsequent reading series curated by poet and visual artist Krista Franklin, “Speculating Darkly, or The Folk Surreal Future,” is a poetry reading that features some of the Midwest’s emerging African Diaspora writers who focus on the Black Fantastic, the Grotesque, the Afro-Surreal, the Gothic, the speculative, and science fiction.


 Angela Narciso Torres
Thursday, April 9, 10pm
Friday, April 10 from 10-noon

Signing copies of her book “Blood Orange” at the Willow Books table



RHINO Reads! Open Mic and Featured Readers Katie Hartsock and Gail Goepfert – 3-27-15



Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.



Katie Hartsock grew up around Youngstown, Ohio, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University. Her poems have recently appeared in Southern Indiana Review and Beloit Poetry Journal, and are forthcoming in Iron Horse Literary Review, Measure, and Southwest Review. Her chapbook, Hotels, Motels, and Extended Stays, was published by Toadlily Press in their Quartet Series in 2014. Katie’s poem “Cuticles” was a finalist for the 2013 RHINO Founders’ Prize.

Gail Goepfert is a poet, amateur photographer, and teacher.  Currently, she is an associate editor of RHINO Poetry.  Her story spans the Midwest in locations between the Mississippi River and northern Ohio. Her first chapbook, A Mind on Pain, was released by Finishing Line Press in early 2015.  Her publications include AvocetOff Channel, After Hours, Caesura, Florida English, Jet Fuel Review, Examined Life Journal, Ardor, and Room Magazine. She was the featured poet for January on Blue Heron Review.  Her photographs appear online at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Olentangy Review, 3Elements Review, and was the cover for February Rattle

Poetry Forum Workshop with Olivia Maciel Edelman – March 22, 2015



Evanston Public Library
Church & Orrington
1:30-4:30 — ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room

Olivia Maciel Edelman is author of Filigrana encendida /  Filigree of Light, Luna de cal / Limestone Moon, and Sombra en plata / Shadow in Silver (Swan Isle Press). She has been included in King’s College bibliography for best Mexican poetry in translation of the 20th Century.  She is editor of the poetry anthology Astillas de luz / Shards of Light (Northwestern University Press), and author of various scholarly articles and volumes of criticism on Latin American literature including: Surrealismo en la poesía de Xavier Villaurrutia, Octavio Paz,  y Luis Cernuda: México 1940-­1960 (Edwin Mellen Press), and a volume on literature of the Avant-­Gardes in  Latin America for Revista Iberoamericana.  She received ForeWord Magazine Silver Book of the Year award for Filigrana Encendida (2002), Poet’s House Award, New York City (1996) for one of three best books of poetry in the U.S., and the José Martí Award for essay writing in homage to Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1993).  She was born in Mexico City.


Topic: Octavio Paz.
Bring 15 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.