Photo Album – Celebration in LA #AWP16

 

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IMG_3193March 30-April 1: RHINO’s table at AWP was abuzz with former contributors stopping by and meeting new friends.

We kept a lively account of our #AWP16 activities on social media – even if don’t have accounts, you can check our antics here on Twitter and here on Facebook.

March 31: We celebrated 40 years of RHINO and kicked off our “40 Readings in 40 Cities” initiative with what else but poetry and cake!  Hygge Bakery in downtown Los Angeles turned out to be a perfect venue for a poetry reading party.

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JoAnn Balingit

JoAnn Balingit

Aricka Foreman

Aricka Foreman

Emcee Jan Bottiglieri

Emcee Jan Bottiglieri

Tim Hillegonds

Tim Hillegonds

Safia Jama

Safia Jama

 

 

 

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Sarah Katz

Sarah Katz

Kyle McCord

Kyle McCord

Justin Phillip Reed

Justin Phillip Reed

Cintia Santana

Cintia Santana

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Standing room only at Hygge Bakery

Ann Hurtado at the open mic

 

John Goselee

John Goselee at the open mic

Jennifer Sperry Steinworth at the open mic

Jennifer Sperry Steinworth at the open mic

Nathan McClain at the open mic

Nathan McClain at the open mic

Peter Shireson at the open mic

Peter Shireson at the open mic

Nicole Miyashiro at the open mic "I just stopped in for a coffee. This is wonderful!"

Nicole Miyashiro at the open mic “I just stopped in for a coffee. This is wonderful!”

And a final special thank you to open mic reader and our volunteer poet Bill Yarrow.

And a final special thank you to open mic reader and our volunteer poet Bill Yarrow!

 

 

 

RHINO at #AWP16 Issue Launch Reading & Open Mic 3/31 featuring JoAnn Balingit, Aricka Foreman, Tim Hillegonds, Safia Jama, Sarah Katz, Kyle McCord, Justin Phillip Reed, and Cintia Santana

 

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Los Angeles, CA - March 30 – April 2, 2016

Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference (AWP)
RHINO’s Bookfair table number is 1264 – Come celebrate our 40th year!
New t-shirts, our famous bookmarks and pins, and discounts galore!
Follow us @rhinopoetry w #poetrychangeseverything for discounts & prizes!

Hygge-Bakery-Exterior-460x640RHINO 2016 Issue Launch Party – Poetry Reading and Open Mic*

5-7 pm, Thursday, March 31 |Hygge Bakery Downtown Los Angeles

1106 S. Hope Street

Join us for a reading and open mic* celebrating 40 years of RHINO and kicking off our “40 Readings in 40 Cities” initiative! A perfect opportunity to grab a snack or light meal and hear some amazing poetry before heading out for evening events.

Featured Readers:

JoAnn Balingit

Aricka Foreman

Tim Hillegonds

Safia Jama

Sarah Katz

Kyle McCord

Justin Phillip Reed

Cintia Santana

Hygge features a fantastic array of authentic European pastries, sandwiches, and Lavazza coffee and is just a 7-minute walk from the Convention Center.

*All current or former RHINO poets are invited to read a poem at the open mic (spots will be limited, so we’ll take sign-ups at our Bookfair table 1264.)

Meet RHINO editors and poets, purchase a copy of our new issue, and have a piece of birthday cake with us!

In addition to their RHINO duties, our editors can be found at the following #AWP16 events:

Kenyatta Rogers: Friday, April 1, 2016 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm  ||  F217. Room 501, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

Angela Narciso Torres:  Thursday, March 31 10:30am – 11:45am || R134   Location: Gold Salon 3, JW Marriott LA, 1st Floor

Creating Opportunities for Writers of Color: A Continued Urgency

Valerie Wallace: Friday April 1st. 4:00 pm || The Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St., Los Angeles

POOL, SMC MFA, AND WAVE BOOKS READING  Featuring: Featuring: Molly Bendall, Candace Eros Díaz, Brenda Hillman, Tyehimba Jess, Valerie Wallace, Juan Alvarado Valdivia, and Matthew Zapruder

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RHINO 2015 Online Issue No. 1.3 is here

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The editors of RHINO are thrilled to announce that our third and final installment of our online edition of RHINO 2015 is up and out.

 

We continue to remain committed to publishing a print journal yearly; the publication of the poems online in three installments (beginning 6 months after print publication) is intended to supplement and broaden the outreach of the print journal.

 

You can now find the poems from the authors below, here.

 

The online issue now includes work by

D.M. Aderibigbe • Sylvia Ashby • Jen Bartman • Julia Bouwsma • Shevaun Brannigan  • Enda Carty • Sam Cha • Wendy Chin-Tanner • Nina Corwin • Lisa Croneberg • Kyle Dacuyan • Agnes Davis • Kimberly D. Dixon-Mays • John Duvernoy • Cal Freeman • Ruth Goring • Amy Grimm • Kathleen Hellen • Sara Henning • Sophia Holtz • Ruth Holzer • Cynthia Huntington • Richard Jones • Mary Soon Lee • Brianna Low • Marco Maisto • Timothy Martin • John McCarthy • Max McDonough • Janet McNally • Lucien Darjeun Meadows • Jeffrey Morgan • Peter E. Murphy •  Kelly Nelson • Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson • Raul Palma • Deborah Paredez • Zoe Polach • Alexis Quinlan • Kenyatta Rogers • Christa Romanosky • Cintia Santana • Ravi Shankar & Nancy Kuhl  • Shoshauna Shy • Brian Simoneau • Sarah J. Sloat • BJ Soloy • Joannie Stangeland • Will Stockton • Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet • John Surowiecki • Daniel Tobin • Emily Tuszynska • V.R. Waters • Quinn White •  Derek JG Williams • Bill Yarrow 

RHINO AWP15 photos are here!

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bfar2We loved meeting our poets at Table 1529 — and just chillin’ Mill City style with our fellow editors, writers, and other literary animals.
bfair2015We celebrated the release of our 2015 issue at AWP with a reading featuring ten poets from the issue, and an open mic featuring some of our editors and past contributors. Thank you to our amazing 2015 lineup: Julie Bouwsma, Sara Henning, Amorak Huey, Dawn Lonsinger, Cintia Santana, Brian Simoneau, Rachel Slotnick, Paul Tran, and Keith Wilson. Special thanks to editor Jan Bottiglieri for arranging this incredible reading and being an emcee-extraordinaire!
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RHINO 2015 Launch Party and more at AWP!

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Minneapolis, MN – April 8 – 11, 2015
Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference (AWP)

RHINO’s Bookfair table number is 1529

 

Join us for our 

RHINO 2015 Issue Launch Party!

Thursday April 9, 2015

1200 Nicollet Mall S, Minneapolis


6-minute walk from the AWP Convention Center!

Map & Directions

Doors open at 7pm!

Featuring poets from RHINO 2015

Julia Bouwsma

Julia Bouwsma

Joe Eldridge

Joe Eldridge

Sara Henning

Sara Henning

Amorak Huey

Amorak Huey

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Cintia Santana

Cintia Santana

Brian Simoneau

Brian Simoneau

Rachel Slotnick

Rachel Slotnick

Paul Tran

Paul Tran

Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson

In addition, you’ll find editors these AWP events at the Minneapolis Convention Center:

Virginia Bell:
Friday, April 10
4:30-5:45 pm
Room M100, D&E

“Teaching Experimentation: The Freedom in Constraints”

Virginia Bell, Shailen Mishra, Ryan Clark, and Michelle Naka Pierce

Kenyatta Rogers:
Saturday, April 11
3:00-4:15 pm
Room 205 A&B
S242. Speculating Darkly: A Poetry Reading.

(Bianca Spriggs ,  Keith Wilson,  Kenyatta Rogers ,  Ladan Osman,  Airea Matthews) Taking its title and spirit from a series of essays written by poet Roger Reeves (published on the Poetry Foundation’s “Harriet the Blog”), and subsequent reading series curated by poet and visual artist Krista Franklin, “Speculating Darkly, or The Folk Surreal Future,” is a poetry reading that features some of the Midwest’s emerging African Diaspora writers who focus on the Black Fantastic, the Grotesque, the Afro-Surreal, the Gothic, the speculative, and science fiction.

 

 Angela Narciso Torres
Thursday, April 9, 10pm
Friday, April 10 from 10-noon

Signing copies of her book “Blood Orange” at the Willow Books table

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Save the date! RHINO’s Off-site AWP Reading and 2015 Launch Party! – April 9, 2015

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RHINO 2015 Issue Launch
Thursday April 9, 2015

1200 Nicollet Mall S, Minneapolis

Doors open at 7pm!

Featuring poets from RHINO 2015

Meet editors!

Great food!

6-minute walk from the AWP Convention Center!

Gagner la date, poètes!

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RHINO 2014 Issue 1.3 is online!

rhino2014The editors of RHINO are thrilled to announce that our third installment of RHINO 2014 is online!

We continue to remain committed to publishing a print journal yearly:  the publication of the poems online in three installments (beginning 6 months after print publication) is intended to supplement and broaden the outreach of the print journal.

Our first installment of the poems from the 2014 issue went up in July 2014, and the second installment in October 2014. This is the final installment; you can now find the poems from the authors below, and all the rest, here.

 

R. A. Allen • Samuel Arizpe • Michael Bazzett • GF Boyer • Ronda Broatch • Jody Burke-Kaiser • Joanne M. Clarkson •  Nina Corwin • Stephanie Dickinson • Laura Donnelly • Marc J. Frazier • Dan Godston • Jane Huffman • Elaine Johanson • Rachel Kubie • David Lazar • Federico García Lorca • Eitan Rubinfeld • Curtis Luckey • Nadra Mabrouk • Y. Madrone • Diane K. Martin • Teresa Milbrodt • Dave Nielsen • Nancy Pagh • Ricardo Pau-Llosa • Roger Pfingston • Alexis Pope • Megan Pugh • Doug Ramspeck • Rainer Maria Rilke • Susanne Petermann • Henry Rodgers • Michael Robins • Alida Rol • Tomaž Šalamun  Cintia Santana • Peter Schireson • Sarah J. Sloat • Jon Snider • Sarah Terry • Sara Tracey • Sara Wainscott • Mike White • Benjamin Winkler • William Winfield Wright 

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RHINO poets at WHY THERE ARE WORDS – Sausalito, CA July 10, 2014

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RHINO is a feature in the popular WHY THERE ARE WORDS Literary Reading Series in Sausalito, CA on July 10, 2014!
Thank you, Peg Alford Pursell, founder and curator of this reading series.
Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15.
$10. 
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1. Kevin Simmonds – RHINO 2012
2. Karen Llagas – RHINO 2012
3. Cintia Santana – RHINO 2014
4. Julia Levine – RHINO 2014
5. Roy Mash – RHINO 2009
6. Daniel Suarez – RHINO 2012
7. Angela Narciso Torres – Senior Editor of RHINO
Why There Are Words, curated by founder Peg Alford Pursell www.pegalfordpursell.com, draws a full house of Bay Area residents every second Thursday of the month. Studio 333 is located at 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA 94965. Phone Studio 333 at 415-331-8272.