What Our Editors & Interns Did This Summer


Jake Bottiglieri finished filming on the short film “Becka”, which he wrote and directed.

Ana Istrate interviewed Paul Langacker, about “the God particle” for radio station WPRB

Kelly Forsythe departed RHINO to be the Marketing and Development Intern at Poets & Writers over the summer, and at summer’s end accepted a job offer with Copper Canyon Press.


Virginia Bell‘s work was featured in the  Summer 2011 issue of Poet Lore and her collection, “From the Belly” is was chosen by Sibling Rivalry Press.
Virginia was also a featured reader at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and at the “Trunk Show” open air art market, in July.

Jan Bottiglieri was chosen by the faculty of Pacific University as the MFA commencement speaker last June. Her work was featured in  Cloudbank, Apercus Quarterly, and in the anthology “Solace in So Many Words”. She participated in a reading with “Solace…” and other contributors at Barbara’s Bookstore in May, and “After Hours” anthology contributors at Printer’s Row in June.  She was a featured reader, along with Roger Reeves at “RHINO Reads” in August.

Sarah Carson read with Larry O. Dean in a Flint Expatriate reading at Quimby’s bookstore in April,  and in May her prose piece “Self-Portrait on Pop Rocks” was chosen as one of Wigleaf’s top 50 short fictions of 2010; also in May her prose poem “The Problem” was featured in Stoked Press. In June, Sarah was interviewed by Stoked Press and two of her poems were featured in Strange Machine. In July two of her poems were included in Cutbank 75.

Helen Degan-Coehn gave a workshop on Theordore Roethke, “Giving In to Obsession” at the Northwest Cultural Council in August.

Carol Eding led a workshop in June for the Northwest Cultural Council; her topic was “Small Moves”/ the big impact of the smallest words; subtle inversions affecting meaning and tone.

Ralph Hamilton was the keynote speaker at the first statewide gathering of the Illinois Poetry Society, in August.

David Jones wrote three homilies this summer, one which is published in the online journal The Week Behind.

In April, Jacob Saenz was the featured reader for the Revolving Door Reading Series and in August he attended the month-long residency he was awarded by the Anderson Center in Minnesota.

Angela Torres‘ poem “Ritual” was published in Cimarron Review.

Valerie Wallace was a resident at the Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts, and Dancing Girl Press released her chapbook, “The Dictators’ Guide to Good Housekeeping.”

Andrea Witzke Slot joined the editorial staff of RHINO in August 2011. Welcome, Andrea!