April 30, 2016 RHINO at Chicago Poetry Fest

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Join us Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ the Chicago Poetry Fest!

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Harold Washington Library Center

400 S. State Street, Chicago | Get Directions

Meet editors and pick up some RHINO swag, including our famous book marks, “Poetry Changes Everything” t-shirts, and of course, RHINO the journal.

The new issue will be hot off our press, and we’ll have back issues for only $6.

This all-day event will include workshops, performances, readings, and exhibitors.

April 30, 2016 — RHINO at The Bookstall Celebration of National Independent Bookstores Day

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We’re so pleased to celebrate National Independent Bookstores Day at The Book Stall.  From their website: “Please join us for a day of prizes and surprises including give-aways, author conversations, snacks and games….in short something for readers of all ages.”

 

811 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL

3-4:00 RHINO Booth

RHINO Writes! Poems To Go. Three RHINO editors will be on hand to write poems on demand for a small donation of $5! Also, pick up your fresh copy of RHINO 2016, along with free RHINO swag, buttons, and bookmarks. Learn more about our ongoing events join our email list.

 

4:00-4:30  Reading from RHINO 2016 contributors and RHINO editors
RHINO Reads! Book Stall

J. Max Barry is an Evanston native currently working, writing, and folding origami in Chicago. A poem of his was included in the anthology, A Writers’ Congress: Chicago Poets on Barack Obama’s Inauguration. He has recently written a critical analysis of hand imagery in Emily Dickinson’s poems.

 

Virginia Bell is the author of From the Belly (Sibling Rivalry Press 2012).  Her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and have appeared in Fifth Wednesday, Rogue Agent, Gargoyle, Cider Press ReviewSpoon River Poetry ReviewPoet Lore, and other journals and anthologies.  She was a finalist for the 2016 Lamar York Prize in Creative Nonfiction and she is a Senior Editor with Rhino Poetry, an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago and DePaul University, and the recipient of a Ragdale Foundation residency. 

 

Gail GoepfertGail Goepfert is a poet, amateur photographer, and teacher.  Currently, she is an associate editor of RHINO Poetry and teaches online English courses for Rasmussen College.  Her first chapbook, A Mind on Pain, was released by Finishing Line Press in early in 2015.   Twice she’s received Pushcart nominations.  Recent publications include Blue Lyra, Crab Orchard and Jet Fuel Reviews, Florida English, Examined Life Journal, and Room Magazine.  Her photographs appear online at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Olentangy Review, 3Elements Review and on the cover of February 2015 Rattle.  She lives, writes, and snaps photos in the Chicagoland area.  

 

Ann Hudson‘s first book, The Armillary Sphere, was chosen by Mary Kinzie for the Hollis Summers Prize and was published by Ohio University Press. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Chautauqua, Cider Press Review, Crab Orchard Review, North American Review, Orion, Rhino, Spoon River Poetry Review, Seattle Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Evanston, and teaches at Chiaravalle Montessori School.

 

Dipika Mukherjee’s poetry publications include “The Third Glass of Wine” (Kolkata: Writer’s Workshop, 2015) and “The Palimpsest of Exile” (Edmonton: Rubicon Press, 2009). Her work appears in publications around the world including Asia Literary Review, World Literature Today, Rhino, Chicago Quarterly Review, Postcolonial Text and South Asian Review. She has won multiple awards for her fiction, including the Virginia Prize for Fiction for her second novel “Shambala Junction” (UK, 2016), The Gayatri GaMarsh Award for Literary Excellence (USA, 2015), and the Platform Flash Fiction Prize (India, 2009).  She is Contributing Editor for Chicago Quarterly Review and Jaggery and curates an Asian/American Reading Series in Chicago.

 

Angela Narciso Torres’s first book, Blood Orange, won the Willow Books Literature Award for Poetry. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Kyoto Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Colorado Review, and Drunken Boat. A graduate of Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Angela has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Illinois Arts Council, and Ragdale Foundation. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manila, she serves as a senior poetry editor for RHINO, a publicity coordinator for Woman Made Gallery Literary Events, and a reader for New England Review.

RHINO Celebrates 40 Years | Haki Madhubuti Receives 2016 Paladin Award

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Susanna Lang reads a poem by Helen Degen Cohen.

Susanna Lang reads a poem by Helen Degen Cohen.

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Tina Boyer Brown

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Aricka Foreman

Teresa Dzieglewicz

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Katie Hartsock

Katie Hartsock

Ann Hudson

Ann Hudson

Sarah Jefferis

Sarah Jefferis

Sarah Kim

Sarah Kim

Simon Mermelstein

Simon Mermelstein

Pamela Miller

Pamela Miller

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Dipika Mukherjee

Dipika Mukherjee

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Mike Puican

Mike Puican

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Kenyatta Rogers presents Haki Madhubuti with the 2016 Paladin Award “for outstanding contributions to poetry in Illinois.”

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Beth McDermott reads “For the Consideration of Poets” from Haki Madhubuti’s book Run Toward Fear.

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(from left) Valerie Wallace, Carol Eding, Virginia Bell, Jacob Saenz, Haki Madhubuti, Rochelle Jones, Jan Bottiglieri, David Jones, Deborah Rosen, Angela Narciso Torres, Ralph Hamilton, Gail Goepfert, Kenyatta Rogers, Lisa Croneberg, Beth McDermott.

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Photos by Marc Monaghan.

Check our Facebook Album RHINO 2016 Release Party for more photos!

Poetry Forum Workshop led by Keith Leonard 5-1-16

Keith Leonard

COME AND TRY OUT YOUR NEW WORK ON US!

Evanston Public Library

ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room

Church & Orrington map

1:30-4:30

Keith Leonard‘s first collection of poems, Ramshackle Ode, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in April 2016. He is also the author of a chapbook, Still, the Shore, published by YesYes Books. Keith is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Indiana University.
 
Topic: The Contemporary Ode. In classical times, the ode, originally accompanied by music and dance, was a poem of praise to a notable person or event. However, in this talk, we will observe how contemporary American poets have reimagined the ode as a more tonally complex, transgressive genre. In citing examples by Ross Gay, Aracelis Girmay, Pablo Neruda, and others, we will uncover how these poets have used the form to address difficult situations, ultimately working their way through those situations within the space of the poem to arrive at something like singing or praise.

Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics. Sessions are free* and no registration is required.

Bring 15 or more copies (2 page limit) of a poem you want critiqued.

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.

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RHINO Reads! Open Mic and Featured Readers Marc Frazier and Keith Leonard 4-29-16

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Marc Frazier

Keith Leonard

Keith Leonard

Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston

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Marc Frazier has been widely published in journals including The Spoon River Poetry Review, ACM, Good Men Project, f(r)iction, Slant, Permafrost, Plainsongs, Poet Lore, Rhino, and Connotation Press. He is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for poetry. His book The Way Here and his chapbooks The Gods of the Grand Resort and After are available on Amazon as well as his second full-length collection titled Each Thing Touches from Glass Lyre Press. He has done readings and led workshops in the Chicago area for many years.

 

Keith Leonard‘s first collection of poems, Ramshackle Ode, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in April 2016. He is also the author of a chapbook, Still, the Shore, published by YesYes Books. Keith is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Indiana University.

 

 

Haki Madhubuti to receive RHINO’s Paladin Award – April 17, 2016

The editors of RHINO will present poet, publisher, teacher, writer, and advocate Haki Madhubuti with the 2016 Paladin Award on April 17, 2016.

The award is for “outstanding contribution to Illinois poetry” and will be presented at the 2016 RHINO issue release party, at the home of Editor-in-chief Ralph Hamilton, 630 S. Clinton Avenue in Evanston. The event will begin at 2pm.

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photo by Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune.

For more about Haki Madhubuti:

“Poet Haki Madhubuti a Chicago Literary Force” – Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune

Haki Madhubuti on the Poetry Foundation website

 

More information about the RHINO 2016 Release Party can be found here.

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Photo Album – Celebration in LA #AWP16

 

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IMG_3193March 30-April 1: RHINO’s table at AWP was abuzz with former contributors stopping by and meeting new friends.

We kept a lively account of our #AWP16 activities on social media – even if don’t have accounts, you can check our antics here on Twitter and here on Facebook.

March 31: We celebrated 40 years of RHINO and kicked off our “40 Readings in 40 Cities” initiative with what else but poetry and cake!  Hygge Bakery in downtown Los Angeles turned out to be a perfect venue for a poetry reading party.

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JoAnn Balingit

JoAnn Balingit

Aricka Foreman

Aricka Foreman

Emcee Jan Bottiglieri

Emcee Jan Bottiglieri

Tim Hillegonds

Tim Hillegonds

Safia Jama

Safia Jama

 

 

 

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Sarah Katz

Sarah Katz

Kyle McCord

Kyle McCord

Justin Phillip Reed

Justin Phillip Reed

Cintia Santana

Cintia Santana

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Standing room only at Hygge Bakery

Ann Hurtado at the open mic

 

John Goselee

John Goselee at the open mic

Jennifer Sperry Steinworth at the open mic

Jennifer Sperry Steinworth at the open mic

Nathan McClain at the open mic

Nathan McClain at the open mic

Peter Shireson at the open mic

Peter Shireson at the open mic

Nicole Miyashiro at the open mic "I just stopped in for a coffee. This is wonderful!"

Nicole Miyashiro at the open mic “I just stopped in for a coffee. This is wonderful!”

And a final special thank you to open mic reader and our volunteer poet Bill Yarrow.

And a final special thank you to open mic reader and our volunteer poet Bill Yarrow!

 

 

 

RHINO Accepting Applications for Two Associate Editor Positions – apply by May 1

 

Tom Bachtell RHINO

RHINO is accepting applications for 2 ASSOCIATE EDITOR positions with experience and skill sets in the following areas:

1) Database Management        2) Webmaster & Marketing & Social Media

 

RHINO is a respected independent national/international annual print poetry journal based in Evanston, Illinois. Now in our 40th year, RHINO editors look for the best in contemporary poetry, poetry in translation and flash-fiction. We welcome all styles, and value work that is well crafted, reflects passion, originality, engagement with contemporary culture, and a love affair with language.

 

The primary responsibility of all editors is to read, comment upon, and participate in the selection of poems for publication. However, each of RHINO’s twelve volunteer editors also carries a portfolio of administrative responsibilities. At present RHINO is seeking two Associate Editors, one of whom will have responsibilities for managing the website and social marketing, and a second of whom will oversee the organization’s database.

 

General Duties

  • read submissions and comment in writing about poems as part of the editorial team
  • attend fortnightly RHINO editorial meetings (usually on a Thursday evening, in Evanston or Glencoe) and participate in discussions of poems
  • assist with outreach, fundraising, and events, including readings, workshops, and book fairs
  • participate in strategic decision-making about the journal’s operation and direction
  • other duties as assigned

 

Assignment #1: Database Management

  • keep database up to date
  • interface with database consultant on design and ongoing development
  • respond to users’ requests for information
  • oversee data entry
  • manage database access, security/integrity, and backup procedures
  • provide user training, support, and feedback
  • archive data
  • interface with submissions system
  • work with database consultant
  • train and oversee intern(s)

 

Assignment #2: Webmaster & Marketing

  • manage website and perform ongoing content, maintenance, and interface with print journal
  • generate website statistics and information
  • interface with submissions system
  • update text, links, and other information
  • collaborate with users to increase usefulness
  • oversee and manage Big Horn Blog
  • coordinate audio poem series, interview series, and other posts
  • coordinate some Facebook posts
  • manage twitter posts
  • publish monthly online newsletter
  • advise on branding and communication as needed
  • coordinate publicity and marketing around events, submissions, etc.
  • train and oversee interns – this position often has 1 or 2 dedicated interns

 

Qualifications

  • MFA or PhD in literature/poetry, or equivalent achievement in the field of poetry
  • demonstrated ability to provide thoughtful commentary and informed analysis of contemporary poetry
  • ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • general knowledge of contemporary poetry and its sources
  • broad curiosity and a non-ideological approach to reading and thinking about poems
  • passion, creativity, and commitment to increasing the quality and reach of the journal
  • relevant experience overseeing the identified administrative area (database, webmaster and/or social marketing)
  • must be able to attend fortnightly meetings and events

 

Application

Please mail the following to RHINO P.O. Box 591
, Evanston, IL 60204, and mark the envelope “Webmaster/Assoc. Editor” or “Database/Assoc. Editor”; or send to rhinoeditorapp@gmail.com with “Webmaster/Assoc. Editor” or “Database/Assoc. Editor” in the subject line.

  • letter of application stating qualifications
  • resume or CV
  • a sample of analytic writing about poetry (3-5 pages)
  • 3-5 poems, along with list of publications
  • 2 references, one of which is relevant to the administrative/technical responsibilities

 

Deadline for application: midnight CST May 1, 2016

April 17, 2016 RHINO 2016 Release Party in Chicagoland

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Help us celebrate the release of RHINO 2016!

 

     SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH

2 - 4:00 PM

at the home of Ralph Hamilton:

      630 Clinton Place, Evanston, IL

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Featuring these local poets from RHINO 2016

Tina Boyer Brown

Teresa Dzieglewicz

Aricka Foreman

Katie Hartsock

Ann Hudson

Sarah Jefferis

Sarah Kim

Simon Mermelstein

Pam Miller

Dipika Mukherjee

Mike Puican

plus more RHINO poets at the open mike!*

We will award poet, publisher, writer, teacher, and activist Haki Madhubuti the 2016 Paladin Award for outstanding service to Illinois poetry.

RHINO 2016 & other delicious publications and accoutrements

will be available for purchase & perusal.

#Poetrychangeseverything

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

Sign-up sheet will be at the door.

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