We’re honored to be featured in local poet Cynthia Gallaher’s new nonfiction reference/memoir Frugal Poets Guide to Life: How to Live a Poetic Life, Even If You Aren’t a Poet.
In the book’s section of Chicago’s long-running literary organizations, Gallaher mentions RHINO, our late founder Helen Degan Cohen, the RHINO Poetry Forum and Peer Exchange at the Evanston Library, and RHINO Reads! at Brothers K Coffee.
Among other chapters, the book offers an overall history of the Chicago poetry scene, including the birth of the poetry slam.
Frugal Poets Guide to Life: How to Live a Poetic Life, Even If You Aren’t a Poet is available Baker & Taylor and on Amazon. Find out more on Goodreads.
Cecilia Pinto‘s work has appeared in a variety of literary journals over a twenty year period including Quarter After Eight, The Seneca Review, Diagram and The Mississippi Review. Her chapbook, ‘A Small Woman,’ is available from Dancing Girl Press. She has self-published two delightful children’s books. She is faculty in the writing conservatory at The Chicago High School for the Arts and teaches for the Writer’s Studio at the Graham School at the University of Chicago.
Topic: Creating the World in Words. What characterizes poetry in which some sort of genesis occurs? We’ll look at some examples of poetry that creates the world as the poet wants it to be and the process of discovery which must be a part of this creation. Come prepared to write your own version of the world!
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.
Allison Joseph lives in Carbondale, Illinois, where she co-directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University. She serves as editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review. Her books include What Keeps Us Here (winner of the Ampersand Press Women Poets Series Prize and the John C. Zacharis Prize), Soul Train (Carnegie Mellon), In Every Seam (Pittsburgh), Imitation of Life (Carnegie Mellon), Worldly Pleasures (winner of the Word Press Poetry Prize) and Voice: Poems (Mayapple Press). Her most recent full-length poetry collection, My Father’s Kites, was published in 2010 by Steel Toe Books. Recently published books and chapbooks include Trace Particles (Backbone Press), Little Epiphanies (Imaginary Friend Press), Mercurial (Mayapple Press), Mortal Rewards (White Violet Press), and Multitudes (forthcoming, July 2016, Word Press).
Jon Tribble is the Managing Editor of Crab Orchard Review and the Series Editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry. His first book of poems, Natural State, was published by Glass Lyre Press in 2016; his second poetry collection, And There Is Many a Good Thing, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in 2017. He is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, Sewanee Writers Conference, and Sarah Lawrence College. He is a recent winner in the Nazim Hikmet International Poetry Competition. He teaches and conducts literary magazine and publishing internships for creative writing students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.