#RHINO events at the #AWP14 Conference & Bookfair in Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, WA – February 27-March 1, 2014
Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference (AWP)

RHINO’s Bookfair table number is: BB14

PANEL Friday, Feb. 28, 1:45 to 2:45 pm – RHINO – 37 Years of Charging Forward

Room 2B, Washington State Convention Center, Level 2.

Eclectic, edgy, and fiercely independent, RHINO boasts a vibrant community of readers, writers, and donors, plus a table of volunteer editors who’ve developed a unique collaborative process that works. From its roots as a writers’ group forum, RHINO has grown into a nationally-known print journal with a strong online presence. Our lively panel of editors will share what we’ve learned and how we do it, with frank discussion of the sometimes risky steps we’ve taken to showcase the work we love.


Virginia Bell is a senior editor with RHINO Poetry and an adjunct professor of English at Loyola University Chicago. She is the author of From the Belly, and her poems have appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review, Poet LoreCalyxPebble Lake ReviewWicked Alice, and in anthologies.

Janice Bottiglieri is a managing editor of RHINO. She recently published a chapbook, Where Gravity Pools the Sugar.

Ralph Hamilton (Moderator) is editor of RHINO. His poems have appeared in Court Green,CutBank, and Blackbird. His first book, Subtle Knot, will be published in 2015. He serves on the Ragdale Foundation’s board and is Fifth Wednesday’s 2013 poetry prize judge.

Jacob Saenz’s poetry has been published in Poetry, Great River Review, and OCHO. He has been recipient of a Letras Latinas Residency and a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. He currently serves as an associate editor for RHINO and works at a library in Chicago.

Angela Narciso Torres’s book, Blood Orange, won the Willow Books Lit Award in poetry. Recent work appears in Cimarron, Colorado, and Cream City Reviews. A senior editor for RHINO, she has received fellowships from Ragdale and the Illinois Arts Council.

In addition, you’ll find editors signing their books at our table BB14 and reading at these off-site events:

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Thursday, February 27

1:30-2:30  pm. Angela Narciso Torres - book signing (Blood

        Orange) – AWP Bookfair, RHINO table BB14.
5:00-9:00 pm.  Angela Narciso Torres – reading with  Willow Books Authors, Seattle Public Library.
blue_cover_rhino_2009Friday, February 28, 2014
10-12 Andrea Witzke Slot - book signing (To Find a New Beauty) – Gold Wake Press table K28
4:30 to 5:45 pm Calyx: Tribute to Margarita Donnelly
 Angela Narciso Torres, Panelist
Room 302, Level 3, Western New England MFA Annex, at the Seattle Convention Center

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6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Everyone and Their Mother: SRP at the Nitelite Lounge
Nitelite Lounge, 1920 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA 98101Cost: No cover. Food/Drinks are Cash Only.
Bryan Borland & Seth Pennington host multiple Sibling Rivalry Press authors and launch SRP’s Spring 2014 lineup in this cash only dive bar. Featuring RHINO editors and poets Virginia Bell, Ralph Hamilton, and other writers from Sibling Rivalry Press

7-9 pm   Andrea Witzke Slot at Gold Wake Press reading at Cafe Fonte

Saturday, March 1
1:30-2:30 Jan Bottiglieri - book signing (Where Gravity Pools the Sugar) – table BB14
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January 23, 2014 | |

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 and Featured Poets Roger Reeves and Jan Bottiglieri 8-26-11

Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Poets       6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Directions

Roger Reeves‘ poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, American Literary Review, Tin House, and the Indiana Review, among others. Kim Addonizio selected “Kletic of Walt Whitman” for the Best New Poets 2009 anthology. He was awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and two Cave Canem Fellowships. He earned his MFA from the University of Texas and is currently a Ph.D. student in the English Department at UT. Roger has just joined the faculty at the UIC as an assistant professor of poetry.

Jan Bottiglieri is a freelance writer, and has been an associate editor for RHINO since 2004. She received her MFA in Poetry from Pacific University.  Jan’s poems have been published in journals including Margie, Court Green, After Hours, Diagram, Bellevue Literary Review, Pearl, Apercus Quarterly and the anthologies Illinois Writers: Where We Live, Brute Neighbors, and Solace in So Many Words, among others. She was a finalist in the Chicago Poetry Center’s 7th Juried Reading and has received two Pushcart Prize nominations. Jan has given readings and led poetry workshops throughout the Chicago area.  She lives in Schaumburg, Illinois with her husband and son.

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

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August 12, 2011 | |

I love that “oooh” moment

Here it is!! Check out our gorgeous RHINO 2011 cover featuring a collage by Doug Stapleton.

Here are a few words from some of the folks who worked with 2011′s nuts and bolts:

Doug Stapleton’s cover art is a departure for us – odd, quirky, powerful, polarizing.  It has motion and strength, like the best poetry (or like a charging rhino!) and is, in all of these ways, a perfect fit for RHINO and for our amazing 2011 issue in particular.  RHINO has always been about the gathering of disparate voices, and this image embodies that. In its center, I’m reminded of Rilke’s “Archaic Torso of Apollo” and that poem’s final words, which resonate as a call to artists everywhere: “You must change your life.”

~Jan Bottiglieri (Managing Editor)

I am a book person, through and through, so it gives me great pleasure to watch the poetry of RHINO gradually coalesce through each year’s reading period toward the “body” of literature that will eventually take form as one of our beautiful, annual journals.  Once the poems are all determined for each year’s volume, the hard but sweet labor of actually building the book begins.  Ordering, indexing, massaging the texts toward the final shape they will take on the pages — and compiling a sense of the lives of our poets through their Contributors’ Notes — and fixing, fixing, fixing all the little things that try to go astray in the digital fields of design and production, this is the lot and the light of my work as a Managing Editor.  Makes me sound like some kind of shepherd, and maybe I am — finding great joy this year in finally bringing home the sheep.

~David Jones (Managing Editor)

This my third time pitching in on the graphics end of RHINO. I see the start of a RHINO poetry book as a calendar landmark that we’re finally tilting over from the gray-slush winter tail to spring sprouts. I love that “oooh” moment feeling the weight of the final book and seeing the wonderful words and art pacing through real paper pages.

~ Godfrey Carmona (graphic design)

Find your questions asked and answered in RHINO 2011 – a world turned halfway upside down or perhaps, turned right side up.

~Deborah Nodler Rosen (Senior Editor), from the “Editors’ Notes”

March 13, 2011 | |