RHINO Reads! at Bookends & Beginnings
Open Mic Featuring Tony Trigilio and Michael Bernstein
APR 28, 2017

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Michael Bernstein

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

(NOTE THE NEW LOCATION!)

Tony Trigilio’s latest book is Inside the Walls of My Own House (BlazeVOX Books, 2016)—the second installment of his multivolume poem The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood). His other books of poetry include Book 1 of The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood) (BlazeVOX, 2014), White Noise (Apostrophe Books, 2013), and Historic Diary (BlazeVOX, 2011). He is the editor of Dispatches from the Body Politic: Interviews with Jan Beatty, Meg Day, and Douglas Kearney (Essay Press, 2016) and Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments (Ahsahta Press, 2014). With David Trinidad, he co-edits the poetry journal Court Green, which has recently been revived as an independent online magazine and will publish its first electronic issue in Fall 2017. He is a Professor of Creative Writing/Poetry at Columbia College Chicago.

Michael Bernstein is an American writer and musician. Poems of his have appeared in publications including New American Writing, milk, and BlazeVOX. His first poetry collection, this is an x-ray, was published by Writing Knights in 2017. Michael currently lives in Wisconsin, where he works as a prison librarian and music instructor.

You’re Invited to RHINO’s Release Party!

Please join us at the release party in lieu of RHINO FORUM for April!  We’ll be back in in action on June 4th, when Holly Amos leads us through another sparkling workshop.

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RHINO Poetry Forum: Workshop with Michael Eddie Anderson | SUNDAY 3-26-17

COME AND SHOW US YOUR NEW WORK!

Evanston Public Library

ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room

Church & Orrington

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1:30-4:30

Michael Eddie Anderson has been published in several journals including New Verse News, Matter Monthly, Rhino, Pen Woman, and the Poet and Artist Chapbook of the Northwest Cultural Council. He has worked as an associate editor at Rhino and now serves on their advisory board. Anderson is co-founder of the Well-Curb Society, dedicated to the systematic explication of the poetry of Robert Frost, and has led seminars throughout the Chicagoland area.

Can I Make the Cut?: Robert Frost speaks of unforgettable poetry. And he says we don’t have to wait a hundred years to recognize it. We know it instantly—like love at first sight—because it cuts in the reader an “immortal wound.” I suspect we’ve all had that experience, that instantaneous wounding. However, for the working poet, the question is not, Can I feel the cut? but, Can I make it?

In celebration of Frost’s birthday (March 26), we’ll review some of his poetry, discuss how (or whether) it inflicts the wound, and how to use these insights to create unforgettable verse.

 

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.

Congratulations Kevin Simmonds, 2017 Founders’ Prize Winner,
and Runners-up Tim Woods and Willie James

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The RHINO editors are happy to announce the winner and runners-up for the 2017 Founders’ Contest!

  • The winner will receive $500.00, publication in the next issue, will be featured on our website, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
  • Two runners up will receive $50.00, publication in the next issue, and will be featured on our website. We occasionally nominate a runner-up for a Pushcart Prize.
  • The annual issue will be published in April 2017.

The winner of our Founders’ Prize for the 2017 issue:

Kevin Simmonds, “Exit Wound”

Runners-Up:

Tim Woods, “Shiki”
Willie James, “Andrew Wyeth: Helga”

 

RHINO Reads! at Bookends & Beginnings
Open Mic Featuring Albert DeGenova and Tyehimba Jess
FEB 24 2017

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Boston, MA-- March 8, 2013 Tyehemba Jess, Poet

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

(NOTE THE NEW LOCATION!)

 

Albert DeGenova is an award-winning poet, musician, publisher and teacher.  He is the author of three books of poetry and three chapbooks.  His newest book from Purple Flag Press is Black Pearl, poems of love, sex and regret. DeGenova is the founder and co-editor of After Hours magazine, a journal of Chicago writing and art, which launched in June of 2000. DeGenova leads several writing workshops throughout the year including an annual writing week at The Clearing Folk School (previously the Norbert Blei Writing Workshop) and also with Write-On Door County.

Tyehimba Jess is the author of Leadbelly (winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series) and Olio. Jess is a Cave Canem and NYU Alumni, and received a 2004 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was a 2004-2005 Winter Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and won a 2016 Lannan Literary Award in Poetry. Jess is Poetry and Fiction Editor of African American Review and Associate Professor of English at College of Staten Island. His fiction and poetry have appeared in anthologies such as Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American PoetryBeyond The Frontier: African American Poetry for the Twenty-First Century, Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art, Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Power Lines: Ten Years of Poetry from Chicago’s Guild Complex, and Slam: The Art of Performance Poetry. 

 

RHINO Poetry Forum: Workshop with Sarah Carson | SUNDAY 2-26-17

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COME AND SHOW US YOUR NEW WORK!

Evanston Public Library

ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room

Church & Orrington

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1:30-4:30

Sarah Carson‘s work has appeared in The Christian Century, DIAGRAM, Guernica, the Minnesota Review, and the New Orleans Review, among others. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections–Poems in which You Die (BatCat Press) and Buick City (Mayapple Press)–and several chapbooks. Born and raised in Michigan, she now lives in Chicago with her two dogs.

Prompt-a-Palooza: Why sit around talking about writing when we can just get to it?! This session will feature a number of idea-generating strategies for those days when there just seems to be nothing to write about. We’ll talk about where an idea for a poem comes from and learn a number of prompts that you’ll be able to use again and again when writer’s block strikes. And we’ll write, write, write.

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.