RHINO Poetry Forum: Workshop with Keith S. Wilson | SUNDAY 06-25-17

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Evanston Public Library

ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room

Church & Orrington



Keith S. Wilson is a game designer, an Affrilachian Poet, Cave Canem fellow, and graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. He serves as Assistant Poetry Editor at Four Way Review and Digital Media Editor and Web Consultant at Obsidian Journal. Keith has received three scholarships from Bread Loaf as well as scholarships from the Millay Colony, Poetry by the Sea, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He holds an MFA in poetry from Chicago State University.

Keith’s poetry has been published in 2 chapbooks: Generation Oz (Finishing Line Press, 2011) and Kindermeal (Imaginary Friend Press, 2012). His work as a game designer includes alternate reality games (ARGs) performed in Hyde Park Chicago, as well as work on digital games including The Black Box and A Day in the Life. Keith’s poetry has appeared in a number of anthologies, and his journal publication credits include: Blueshift Journal, American Letters & Commentary, 32 Poems, Rhino, Duende, Fogged Clarity, Drunken Boat, Cider Press Review, Anti-, Muzzle, Mobius, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Additionally, Keith has had poems nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net award.

Topic: An ekphrastic poem is one that responds to or describes another work of art. For many people, visual art and poetry are equally opaque; can we use visual art to invigorate our poetry? Can poetry help us open up visual art in new ways? We will examine a couple of my favorite ekphrastic poems and try our hand at writing one ourselves.

RHINO Reads! at Bookends & Beginnings
Open Mic Featuring Jacques Rancourt and Naoko Fujimoto
JUNE 30, 2017


Open Mic        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Bookends & Beginnings, LLC
1712 Sherman Ave, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201

This event is free and open to the public!

Jacques Rancourt is the author of Novena, winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd prize (Pleiades Press, February 2017). He has held poetry fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. His poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, jubilat, New England Review, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Best New Poets 2014, among others. He lives and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Naoko Fujimoto was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan. She was an exchange student and received a B.A. and M.A. from Indiana University. Her recent publications are in Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, RHINO, Cream City Review, and many other journals. Her first chapbook, “Home, No Home”, won the annual Oro Fino Chapbook Competition by Educe Press. Other short collection, “Silver Seasons of Heartache”, was recently released by Glass Lyre Press. Currently she is working on her graphic poetry collection, which will be published by Tupelo Press.