RHINO Reads! in Brooklyn, NY
TUE Nov 29, 7 pm
Hosted by Arden Levine
with Carrie Conners, Christine Hamm, Mike Lala, Laura Swearingen-Steadwell
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Join us Tuesday, November 29, 2016

KGB Bar

85 E 4th St
Brooklyn, NY 1003

Hosted by Arden Levine

Featuring Carrie Conners, Christine Hamm, Mike Lala, and Laura Swearingen-Steadwell

We’re thrilled to help sponsor this event as part of our 40th Anniversary Year!

Click here to find out more about our #RHINO40Readingsin40Cities initiative

RHINO Reads!
NOV 18 2016
Featuring Women of Willow
With publisher Heather Buchanan
and authors Kelly Norman Ellis, Sahar Mustafah, and Cole Lavalais

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Featured Readers        6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Brothers K Coffeehouse
500 Main St., Evanston, IL

Directions

H. Buchanan is a writer and multimedia producer. The owner of Aquarius Press and co-founder of Willow Books, her own work appears in print and digital publications, including MÖBIUS, The Blood Jet Writing Hour and Brooklyn’s Look At Flatbush, where she is the managing director of the books section. A musician, Buchanan is a member of the Society for American Music. She is the executive producer of The Remembrance Project, a centennial print, digital, and musical tribute to the Harlem Hellfighters.

Kelly Norman Ellis is an associate professor of English and director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Chicago State University. She is the author of Tougaloo Blues and co-editor of Spaces Between Us: Poetry, Prose and Art on AIDS/HIV, both from Third World Press. Her work has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Sou’Wester, PMS (Poem, Memoir, Story), Tidal Basin Review, Calyx, and The Ringing Ear. In 2010 Essence Magazine voted her one of their forty favorite poets. She is a Cave Canem Poetry Fellow and founding member of the Affrilachian Poets.

Sahar Mustafah is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, an inheritance she explores in her fiction. Her short story collection is the 2016 winner of the Willow Books Grand Prize, forthcoming in 2017. She teaches English and creative writing to wonderfully misunderstood teenagers, who tell her she will make it big someday and leave them when her book is optioned. She’s also a proud co-founder of Bird’s Thumb, an online literary journal, devoted to new, emerging, and established voices.

Cole Lavalais’ short stories have appeared in The Offing, Obsidian, Apogee, Warpland, Tidal Basin Review and others. She’s been awarded writer residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and The Noepe Center for the Literary Arts. She is a fellow of the Kimbilio Center for Black Fiction, VONA, and the Callaloo Writing workshops. She holds an M.F.A. from Chicago State University and a Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a Visiting Writer at Mississippi University for Women and teaches community-based writing workshops on the south side of Chicago.

RHINO Reads!
Open Mic Featuring Bryan Borland and Ruben Quesada
OCT 28 2016

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Open Mic        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Brothers K Coffeehouse
500 Main St., Evanston, IL

Directions

Bryan Borland, a Lambda Fellow in Poetry and winner of the 2016 Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award, is the founder and publisher of Sibling Rivalry Press, the only publishing house to ever win Lambda Literary Awards in both Gay Poetry and Lesbian Poetry. He is the author of My Life as Adam, which was selected by the American Library Association for its first annual “Over the Rainbow” list of recommended LGBT reading, and Less Fortunate Pirates: Poems from the First Year Without My Father, both from Sibling Rivalry Press, as well as DIG, just published by Stillhouse Press. He is the founding editor of Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry, which was honored in its first year by Library Journal as a “Best New Magazine,” the editor of Lady Business: A Celebration of Lesbian Poetry, which was included on 2013’s “Over the Rainbow” list, and the co-editor of Joy Exhaustible, an anthology highlighting the writing of gay publishers and editors, which was included on 2014’s “Over the Rainbow” list. He lives in Arkansas with his husband and co-publisher of Sibling Rivalry Press, Seth Pennington.

Ruben Quesada is the author of Next Extinct Mammal, translator of Luis Cernuda: Exiled from The Throne of Night, and editor of Latino Poetics, forthcoming from University of New Mexico Press, which features essays on Latina/o poetry by new and emerging Latinx writers. As an editor, he plays a direct role in various outlets, though his most visible work is as Essays Editor of The Rumpus and as Senior Editor of Queen Mob’s Teahouse. Ruben is invested in the creation of community infrastructure and the promotion of Latino writers at all stages of their career.

RHINO Reads! Open Mic Featuring Holly Amos and Matt Kelsey | SEPT 30 2016

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Open Mic        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Brothers K Coffeehouse
500 Main St., Evanston, IL

Directions

Holly Amos is an animal rights advocate and vegan. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection Continual guidance of air from H_NGM_N BKS. She is the editorial assistant for Poetry and a poetry editor for the online journal Pinwheel.

Matt Kelsey is the webmaster for RHINO, and teaches at Northwestern’s Center for Talent Development. He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference the past two summers. His writing has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets, Pacifica Literary Review, and elsewhere.

RHINO Reads! Open Mic & Featured Readers Bryan Borland and Virginia Bell 9-28-12

Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Poets        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Directions

Bryan Borland is a multi-time Pushcart nominee and the owner of Sibling Rivalry Press, a small publishing house based just outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. His first book, “My Life as Adam, was one of only five collections of poetry included on the American Library Association’s inaugural “Over the Rainbow” list of noteworthy LGBT publications of 2010. He is also editor of Assaracus, the only print journal in the world dedicated to the poetry of gay men. Bryan will be reading from his new book, “Less Fortunate Pirates: Poems from the First Year without My Father”.

Virginia Bell’s first collection of poetry, “From the Belly”, has just been released from Sibling Rivalry Press. Her poetry has also appeared in such journals as CALYX, The Mom Egg, Poet Lore, Pebble Lake Review, Wicked Alice, Ekphrasis, Woman Made Gallery’s Her Mark, and Beltway Poetry Quarterly, as well as in the anthologies Brute Neighbors: Urban Nature Poetry, Prose and Photography and A Writers’ Congress: Chicago Poets on Barack Obama’s Inauguration. Virginia is an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago and an Associate Editor with RHINO.

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RHINO Reads! Open Mic & Featured Readers Brenda Cárdenas & Katie Phillips 7-27-12

Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Poets        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Directions

Brenda Cárdenas is the author of two collections of poetry Boomerang (Bilingual Press, 2009) and From the Tongues of Brick and Stone (Momotombo Press, Institute for Latino/a Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2005). She also co-edited Between the Heart and the Land: Latina Poets in the Midwest (MARCH/Abrazo Press, 2001). Cárdenas’ work has appeared in a range of publications, including The Wind Shifts: The New Latino Poetry, The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century, Achiote Seeds, RATTLE, Pilgrimage, and most recently in Verse Wisconsin, Cream City Review, the 2012 Wisconsin Poets Calendar, and the anthology Brute Neighbors: Urban Nature Poetry, Prose and Photography. She is an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing program at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee.

Katie Phillips is the author of the chapbook, Driving Montana, Alone, which won the Slapering Hol Press 2010 Chapbook Competition. She grew up in Maryland & Colorado, and lived in Montana before moving to a suburb of Chicago. Her poems have been published in the Cider Press Review, the Raintown Review, The Same, and elsewhere. In 2011, the title poem to her first chapbook, “Driving Montana, Alone,”) was read by Garrison Keillor on NPR’s The Writers’ Almanac.

This project has been partially supported by grants from Poets & Writers, Inc.
and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

RHINO Reads! Open Mic & Featured Readers Ladan Osman & Jan Bottiglieri

Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Poets        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Directions

Ladan Osman is originally from Somalia. A 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee, she received her MFA as a Michener Fellow from the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has appeared/is forthcoming in “American Life in Poetry,” Black Renaissance Noire, The Feminist Wire, Kweli, MELUS, Narrative,
Poet Lore,
and Prairie Schooner.

Jan Bottiglieri is a freelance writer with an MFA in poetry from Pacific University. Jan has been published in numerous journals including Court Green, After Hours, Margie and Rattle, and she has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is managing editor of RHINO.

This project has been partially supported by grants from Poets & Writers, Inc.
and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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RHINO Reads! Open Mic & Featured Readers Andrea Witzke Slot and Ralph Hamilton 4-27-12

Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Poets        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Directions

Andrea Witzke Slot is the author of To find a new beauty (Gold Wake Press, 2012).  Her work has appeared in Borderlands: Texas Poetry ReviewTranslation ReviewWritten River: A Journal of Eco-PoeticsAlba: A Journal of Short PoetryThe Pacific ReviewSouthern Women’s ReviewTranslation Review, and Chiron Review, among other print and online journals. She teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is an associate editor at Rhino Poetry as well as the book review editor at Fifth Wednesday Journal. She lives just outside of Chicago with her husband, the youngest of her five children/stepchildren, and her crazy West Highland Terrier, Macbeth.

Ralph Hamilton is editor of RHINO.

This project has been partially supported by grants from Poets & Writers, Inc.
and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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RHINO Reads! Open Mic & Featured Readers Erika L. Sánchez and Traci Brimhall 3-30-12

Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Poets        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Directions

Erika L. Sánchez has been published in Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Witness, Anti, Drunken Boat, Hunger Mountain, Pleiades, Jezebel, and others. She holds an MFA from the University of New Mexico and was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Madrid, Spain. You can find her blog at ohhellsnah.com and her articles on newstaco.com where she writes under the moniker Oh Hells Nah.

Traci Brimhall is the author of Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton, 2012), winner of  the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Rookery (SIU Press, 2010), winner of the Crab Orchard Series First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Slate, VQR, New England Review, and elsewhere. She’s currently a doctoral candidate at Western Michigan University.

This project has been partially supported by grants from Poets & Writers, Inc.
and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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RHINO Reads! Open mic 1-27-12 and Featured Readers Tania Runyan and Marc J. Frazier

Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Poets       6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Directions

Tania Runyan is the author of A Thousand Vessels (WordFarm), Simple Weight (FutureCycle Press) and Delicious Air (Finishing Line Press), which was awarded Book of the Year by the Conference on Christianity and Literature in 2007. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in many publications, including Poetry, Image, Atlanta Review, Indiana Review, The Christian Century, Willow Springs, Nimrod, Southern Poetry Review, Poetry Northwest, and the anthology A Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare. She was awarded an NEA Literature Fellowship in 2011.

Marc J. Frazier has been widely published in journals including The Spoon River Poetry Review, ACM, Plainsongs, Poet Lore, Rhino, The Broome Review, and The G W Review. Work is forthcoming from River Oak Review, The Evansville Review, Folly, and Caveat Lector. He is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for poetry and has had several residencies at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest.

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This project has been partially supported by grants from Poets & Writers and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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