RHINO at Printers Row 2015 June 6-7, 2015


11149409_819379394777428_8735241643571268710_nJune 6-7, 2015

Back issues only $6!
RHINO 2015 hot off the press!

We’d love to see you!

Contribute to an exquisite corpse

Write a magnetic poem

Pick up a free #MakeEverytingHappen or #MakeNothingHappen button
and one of our famous RHINO poetry bookmarks!

Follow us on @rhinopoetry and for giveaways and deals throughout the day!

We will be at table 241, across from the space where we were at last year, on Dearborn Street, near Printers Row Park and the Kids Stage.

Printers Row Lit Fest Website


RHINO at Evanston Lit Fest! May 16 and 17, 2015


We’re thrilled to be a featured event (2 events) at the inaugural Evanston Lit Fest!

Saturday, May 16
RHINO 2015 issue reading – featuring poets & editors from RHINO 2015
John McCarthy
Ruth Goring
Lisa Croneberg
Heather Cox
Bill Yarrow
Virginia Bell
Helen Degen Cohen
Angela Narciso Torres
with Dina Elenbogen (RHINO 2010)
3 – 4:30 pm 
Creative Coworking
922 Davis Street
Sunday, May 17
Workshop and critique, with Jenene Ravesloot and Tom Roby IV
Evanston Public Library
Church & Orrington
1:30-4:30 — ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room


Poetry Forum Workshop with Jenene Ravesloot and Tom Roby IV 5-17-15




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

Note that this is the third Sunday of the month instead of the usual fourth, to coincide with the Evanston Literary Festival.

Jenene Ravesloot, member of The Poets’ Club of Chicago,Illinois State Poetry Society, Poets & Patrons, and the TallGrass Writers Guild, has three poetry books: Loot: Stolen Memories & Tales Out of School, The Chronicles of Scarbo, and FloatingWorlds. Her publications include The Poetry Storehouse and Pool, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Packingtown Review, The Miscreant, After Hours Press, Exact Change Only, Sam Smith’s The Journal in the UK, THIS Literary Magazine, Poetry Fish, and Frog Pond.

Tom Roby IV publishes and performs his poetry and leads workshops. He is a member of the Illinois State Poetry Society, Poets & Patrons, and the TallGrass Writers Guild. Tom is president of The Poets’ Club of Chicago and developer of The Poetry Wheel and The Omniphonic Poetry Trio with Jenene Ravesloot and Lem Roby. His publications include Packingtown Review, After Hours, Exact Change Only, The Poetry Storehouse and Pool, Poetry Fish, and Frog Pond. Hismost recent collection is Pressure Points.

Tom’s and Jenene’s readings and video poems are on YouTube.  An Omniphonic Poetry Trio CD, a poetry and music band, features the poetry of Tom Roby, Jenene Ravesloot with music by Lem Roby.

Topic: The Haibun & its Variations:  Narrative and Imagery in a Two Part Poem
The haibun, a compact Japanese linked form invented by Matsuo Basho in the 17th century, is best exemplified in The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches. In a haibun, a narrative prose poem alternates with a more imagistic and lyrical haiku, in order to express our relationship with the natural world and our transitory journey through it.  Take the journey with us.


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.


RHINO Reads! with open mic and featured readers Bill Yarrow and Ralph Hamilton 5-29-15



Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.



Bill Yarrow is the author of Blasphemer (Lit Fest Press 2015), Pointed Sentences (BlazeVOX 2012) and four chapbooks. His poems have appeared in many print and online magazines including Poetry International, RHINO, Contrary, DIAGRAM, Confrontation, FRiGG, Gargoyle, and PANK. He is a Professor of English at Joliet Junior College where he teaches creative writing, Shakespeare, and film.

Ralph Hamilton is editor of RHINO. He has an MFA in Poetry from Bennington. His poems have appeared in Court Green, CutBank, Pirene’s Fountain, Blackbird, and other journals.  He has had residencies at Ragdale and the Anderson Center, and served on the board of the Ragdale Foundation. He judged Fifth Wednesday Journal’s (FWJ) prize in poetry in 2013, and served as FWJ’s guest poetry editor in 2014.  He was recently nominated for Best New Poets 2015. His book, “Teaching a Man to Unstick His Tail,” was released in March of this year by Sibling Rivalry Press.  He is currently finishing his 2nd book, “The Barnyard of Boyage”.