RHINO Reads! Open Mic and Featured Readers Alice George, Patrice Boyer Claeys, Catharine J. Jones, Marcia J. Pradzinski, Gail Goepfert! FRI 5-27-16

Patrice Boyer Claeys

Patrice Boyer Claeys

Marcia J. Pradzinski

Marcia J. Pradzinski

Catharine Jones

Catharine J. Jones

Gail Goepfert

Gail Goepfert

Alice George

Alice George

Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K Coffeehouse
500 Main St., Evanston, IL


Serious Play: Poetry Workshops for Ardent Experts & Amateurs

Since the summer of 2011, Alice George has been offering a continuing workshop open to all seriously playful poets.  Each evening begins with 20-30 minutes examining a poet, poetic topic or   craft issue. Topics explored this past year included the uses of anger, and dialogue, how to craft effective starts, and stops, of poems, elegies, managing tone, epistles and prose poems, lineation and observation. Poets of interest to date have included Marianne Boruch, Kay Ryan, Anne Carson, Louis Gluck, Tony Hoagland, Matthew Dickman, and Mark Doty.


Patrice Boyer Claeys holds a certificate in poetry from The Writer’s Studio at the University of Chicago. She enjoys Monday nights as a member of Serious Play, Alice George’s poetry workshop in Evanston.  Her work has appeared in The Found Poetry Review, The Avocet, Blue Heron Review, Ardor and the Mom Egg Review, where she served as a reader for Volume 14.


Catharine J. Jones is both poet and artist.  She attended the Iowa Writer’s workshop working with poets, D. Goetsch and Juliet Paterson. She is a member of Serious Play, Alice George’s poetry workshop in Evanston. Her poems have appeared in Journal of Modern Poetry and Poetry Cram.

Gail Goepfert is a Midwest teacher, poet, and nature photographer.  She is a poet-in-residence in schools and an associate editor for Rhino Magazine.   Her story spans the Midwest in locations between the Mississippi River and northern Ohio.  She has been published in a number of anthologies and journals including Avocet, After Hours, caesura, and Florida English, The Examined Life Journal, Room Magazine, and Crab Orchard Review.  Online publications include:  Blue Lyra Review, The Prose-Poem Project, Brevity Review, and Ardor Literary Journal.  Twice she’s received a Pushcart nomination.  She is schooled by the wisdom of nature and poetry.

Marcia J. Pradzinski, an award-winning poet, lives in Skokie, Illinois. Her poetry has appeared in print journals, anthologies, and online. Her most recent publications have been in RHINO 2015, the Winter/2016 issue of Blue Heron Review, and in The Chronicles of Eve anthology of Paper Swans Press, U.K. Another poem is forthcoming in the Summer/2016 issue of Blue Heron Review. Her first chapbook of poems, Left Behind, was published by Finishing Line Press in December, 2015.



RHINO 2015 Online Issue No. 1.2 is here

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The editors of RHINO are thrilled to announce that our second 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.


The first installment went up in August and the third and final installment will go up in in late December/early January.

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


The online issue now includes work by

Charles Baudelaire • Kevin Carollo • Chance Castro • Timothy Cook • Heather Cox • Ana Dragu • Benjamin Evans • John Gosslee • Kathleen Gunton • Tim Hunt • Satoshi Iwai • Elisa Karbin •  dawn lonsinger • Maya Marshall • Roy Mash • Autumn McClintock  Jennifer Moore • Wendy Nardi  R.C. Neighbors • Marcia J. Pradzinski • Bill Rector • Abby Ryder-Huth • Timothy Sanchez • Claudia Serea • Kate Ward Sugar • Laura Swearingen-Steadwell • Unknown • Arne Weingart • Sarah Ann Winn • Suzanne Zweizig