No Forum in August

Dear Forum Fans,

Our monthly episode at the Evanston Library will be on hiatus this month. Fear not! We’ll resume our forums on September 24th, with Chris Green at the helm. More details forthcoming–stay tuned and have a great August.

 

 

August 7, 2017 |

General Submissions Closed

The submissions period for RHINO is now closed.

The next general submission period is April 1- July 31, 2018 (poetry, poetry translations and flash fiction); we read for the 2017 Founders’ Prize Contest (poetry) September 1 – October 31.

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy our online content and consider a purchase of the current issue or past (and discounted) issues!

August 1, 2017 |

RHINO Reads! at Bookends & Beginnings
Open Mic Featuring Roger Reeves and Doug Ramspeck
JULY 28, 2017

 

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Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Open Mic        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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

This event is free and open to the public!

Roger Reevespoems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Tin House, among others. Kim Addonizio selected “Kletic of Walt Whitman” for the Best New Poets 2009 anthology. He was awarded a 2013 NEA Fellowship, Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and two Cave Canem Fellowships. His first book is King Me (Copper Canyon Press, 2013). Roger has been teaching at the University of Illinois, Chicago, for a number of years, but is beginning a professorship at University of Texas this Fall.

Doug Ramspeck is the author of six poetry collections and one collection of short stories. His most recent book, Black Flowers, is forthcoming by LSU Press. Four books have received awards: The Owl That Carries Us Away (G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, forthcoming), Original Bodies (Michael Waters Poetry Prize), Mechanical Fireflies (Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize), and Black Tupelo Country (John Ciardi Prize for Poetry). Individual poems have appeared in journals that include The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, Slate, The Georgia Review, and RHINO. Doug is an associate professor at The Ohio State University in Lima, Ohio.

July 27, 2017 |

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.