Congrats to José Angel Araguz!

Check out José Angel Araguz’s Small Fires, which was recently published by FutureCycle Press and can be purchased here. Inside, you’ll encounter José’s poem “Joe,” which was included in our 2015 issue and received our Editors’ Prize.

July 9, 2017 |

Exquisite Corpse

 

 

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This year’s episode of the Printers’ Row Literary Festival was held on Saturday, June 1oth, and Sunday, June 11th. The crash was on hand, as usual, and though we were often busy selling issues and dazzling passers-by with our rhino figurines, we did find time to create an exquisite corpse. Just click on the link below in order to read and enjoy:

RHINO — Exquisite Corpse 2017

RHINO Poetry Forum: Workshop with Annah Browning | SUNDAY 07-23-17

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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

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Annah Browning hails from the foothills of South Carolina, but currently calls Chicago home. She holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. from the Program for Writers at The University of Illinois-Chicago, and she is the author of a chapbook, The Marriage (Horse Less Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Indiana Review, Verse Daily, Boulevard, Willow Springs, and other journals. She is poetry editor of Grimoire, an online literary magazine of dark arts.

Persona: What does it mean to speak in the voice of a character other than oneself inside a poem? What freedoms, truths, and perspectives can be gained from speaking through such masks, and how can we create the sensation of a compelling speaker within our own poems? We’ll examine poems from the dramatic monologue tradition by Robert Browning and James Tate, as well as more unconventional persona poems by Sally Wen Mao, Louise Glück, and Anne Sexton, before trying our hands at a persona-building poetry exercise.

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

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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

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

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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.

RHINO Poetry Forum: Workshop with Holly Amos | SUNDAY 06-04-17

 

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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

Holly Amos is an animal rights advocate and vegan. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection Continual guidance of air as well as the chapbook This Is a Flood, both from H_NGM_N BKS. Currently living in Chicago, she is the editorial assistant for Poetry and a poetry editor for Pinwheel.

The political IS personal: creating compassionate readers to make the world better. We’ll look at poems by Emily Jungmin Yoon, Beyza Ozer, Kiki Petrosino, and sam sax that push for social change by focusing on the “I.”

Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics. Sessions are free and open to the public, 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.

RHINO Reads! at Bookends & Beginnings
Open Mic Featuring Toby Altman and Nathan McClain
MAY 26, 2017

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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!

Toby Altman is the author of Arcadia, Indiana (Plays Inverse, 2017) and five chapbooks, Security Theater (Present Tense Pamphlets), Tender Industrial Fabric (Greying Ghost, 2015), Same Difference (Shirt Pocket, 2015), Asides (Furniture Press, 2012) and Life of Richard (Damask, 2011). His poems can or will be found The Best American Experimental Writing 2014The Black Warrior ReviewCrazyhorseDiagramLana Turner, The Laurel Review, and other journals and anthologies.

Nathan McClain is the author of Scale (Four Way Books, forthcoming 2017). His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Southern Indiana Review, Weave Magazine, Union Station Magazine, Toe Good Poetry and Inch. A recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and The Frost Place, Nathan holds an MFA from Warren Wilson and is a Cave Canem fellow.

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

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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.