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.

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”