RHINO Reads! at the Village Tap – SUN, July 17 | 4pm Open Mic and Featured Readers Esteban Colon, Timothy Cook, Nina Corwin, Al DeGenova, Marc Frazier, Katie Hartsock, Tim Hunt, Anthony Madrid, Carlo Matos, Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson, Marcia Pradzinski, Jen Schalliol, Keith Wilson, Bill Yarrow


Sunday, July 17, 2016 | 4pm

Village Tap in Roscoe Village

2055 W. Roscoe St., Chicago

Join RHINO for some summer collegiality of poets, sunshine, spirits, verse in the beautiful biergarten of the Village Tap.

Open Mic – one poem per poet, please!

Featured Readers

Esteban Colon

Timothy Cook

Nina Corwin

Al DeGenova

Marc Frazier
Katie Hartsock
Tim Hunt

Anthony Madrid
Carlo Matos

Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson

Marcia Pradzinski

Jen Schalliol

Keith Wilson

Bill Yarrow

And: We’re working on ending the reading with some spoken word poets.  We’ll let you know as those plans develop!



RHINO at First Night Evanston: 9pm 12-31-15 with J. Max Barry, Virginia Bell, Tina Boyer Brown, Greg Grummer, Ralph Hamilton, Anthony Madrid, Pam Miller, Pablo Otavalo, Jacob Saenz

We’re delighted to join the fabulous entertainment, venues, and revelry
Bring in the new year with RHINO poets & readers at 9pm, December 31, 2015
First Presbyterian Church
1427 Chicago Avenue – Walker Chapel
Featured readers

J. Max Barry

Virginia Bell

Tina Boyer Brown

Greg Grummer

Ralph Hamilton

Anthony Madrid

Pam Miller

Pablo Otavalo

Jacob Saenz

Poetry Forum Workshop with Anthony Madrid – Sunday 6-28-15



Evanston Public Library Church & Orrington map 1:30-4:30 — ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room

ANTHONY MADRID lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2013, Boston ReviewFenceLana TurnerLIT, and Poetry. His first book is called I AYOUR SLAVE NOW DWHAT I SAY (Canarium Books, 2012).

Topic:   The secret rhyme rule book of the ancient rhymers, fully explained. Along with some juicy bits as to what’s in it for you.

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.

  *$5 – $10 donation appreciated.

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! Open Mic and Featured Readers Laura Passin and Anthony Madrid 10-31-14



Laura Passin is a writer and literature professor. She has a PhD (Northwestern, 2012) and an MFA (Oregon, 2003), and she’s a proud Smithie (2001). Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Bellevue Literary Review, Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women, So to Speak, and Best New Poets 2013. Her prose has recently appeared online at The Toast and The Archipelago.


Anthony Madrid  lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2013, B O D Y, Boston Review, Fence, Lana Turner, LIT, and Poetry. His is the author of the chapbook The 580 Strophes (2009) and the full-length collection I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say (2012).


Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.





RHINO Reads! Open Mic and Featured Writers Anthony Madrid and Chad Sweeney 11-19-10

Open Mike           6:00 – 6:30

Featured Poets       6:45 – 7:30

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL


ANTHONY MADRID lives in Chicago.  His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI OnlineBoston ReviewIowa ReviewLITNow Culture, Forklift Ohio, Poetry6X6, The Cincinnati Review, and WEB CONJUNCTIONS.  His manuscript is called THE 580 STROPHES.

CHAD SWEENEY is the author of three books of poetry, Parable of Hide and Seek (2010), Arranging the Blaze (2009) and An Architecture (2007), and five chapbooks, most recently The Lost Notebooks of Juan Sweeney (2010).  He is co-translator, from the Farsi, of the Selected Poems of H.E. Sayeh (2011).  Sweeney’s poems have appeared widely, including in Best American Poetry 2008, Verse Daily, New American Writing, Colorado Review, Black Warrior, Verse, Volt and American Poetry Review.  He is coeditor of Parthenon West Review and editor of the anthology Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds (2009).  Chad is a PhD candidate at Western Michigan University where he teaches poetry and serves as assistant editor of New Issues Press.  He lives with his wife, poet Jennifer K. Sweeney and their son, Liam.

No December reading: The RHINO Reads! series resumes January 28, 2011