RHINO Celebrates 40 Years | Haki Madhubuti Receives 2016 Paladin Award

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Susanna Lang reads a poem by Helen Degen Cohen.

Susanna Lang reads a poem by Helen Degen Cohen.

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Tina Boyer Brown

Tina Boyer Brown

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Aricka Foreman

Teresa Dzieglewicz

Teresa Dzieglewicz

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Katie Hartsock

Katie Hartsock

Ann Hudson

Ann Hudson

Sarah Jefferis

Sarah Jefferis

Sarah Kim

Sarah Kim

Simon Mermelstein

Simon Mermelstein

Pamela Miller

Pamela Miller

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Dipika Mukherjee

Dipika Mukherjee

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Mike Puican

Mike Puican

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Kenyatta Rogers presents Haki Madhubuti with the 2016 Paladin Award “for outstanding contributions to poetry in Illinois.”

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Beth McDermott reads “For the Consideration of Poets” from Haki Madhubuti’s book Run Toward Fear.

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(from left) Valerie Wallace, Carol Eding, Virginia Bell, Jacob Saenz, Haki Madhubuti, Rochelle Jones, Jan Bottiglieri, David Jones, Deborah Rosen, Angela Narciso Torres, Ralph Hamilton, Gail Goepfert, Kenyatta Rogers, Lisa Croneberg, Beth McDermott.

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Photos by Marc Monaghan.

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April 17, 2016 RHINO 2016 Release Party in Chicagoland

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Help us celebrate the release of RHINO 2016!

 

     SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH

2 - 4:00 PM

at the home of Ralph Hamilton:

      630 Clinton Place, Evanston, IL

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Featuring these local poets from RHINO 2016

Tina Boyer Brown

Teresa Dzieglewicz

Aricka Foreman

Katie Hartsock

Ann Hudson

Sarah Jefferis

Sarah Kim

Simon Mermelstein

Pam Miller

Dipika Mukherjee

Mike Puican

plus more RHINO poets at the open mike!*

We will award poet, publisher, writer, teacher, and activist Haki Madhubuti the 2016 Paladin Award for outstanding service to Illinois poetry.

RHINO 2016 & other delicious publications and accoutrements

will be available for purchase & perusal.

#Poetrychangeseverything

*Poets who have appeared in RHINO and one poem limit, please!

Sign-up sheet will be at the door.

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Poetry Forum Led by Mike Puican – Fourth Sunday Poetry Workshop – November 25, 2012

COME AND TRY OUT YOUR NEW WORK ON US!

Evanston Public Library

Church & Orrington
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1:30-4:30 — Room 108

Mike Puican has been published in Poetry, New England Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, among many others journals. He writes poetry reviews for Another Chicago Magazine and TriQuarterly. He won the 2004 Tia Chucha Press Contest for his chapbook, 30 Seconds. Mike was a member of the 1996 Chicago Slam Team and is board president of the Guild Literary Complex.
TOPIC: The Bold and the Beautiful: Adjectives that Sing
A common direction in workshops is to “cut out the adjectives.” This can make a poem move faster and be more direct, but it can also remove a poem’s personality. Rather than focusing on adjectives as mere embellishment, we’ll discuss the considerations that make adjectives impactful and essential.

Bring 17 or more copies (2 page limit) of a poem you want critiqued.

*$5 – $10 donation appreciated.

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

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Poetry Forum: Led by Mike Puican – Fourth Sundays Poetry Workshop 1-24-10

Evanston Public Library

Church & Orrington

1:30-4:30 — Room 108

Past leaders and readers and all poets welcome. Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics.  Sessions are free* and no registration is required.

Leader: Mike Puican

Mike Puican has had poems published in the US and in Canada in journals such as: Michigan Quarterly Review, New England Review, The Bloomsbury Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Crab Orchard Review and Malahat Review. He won the 2004 Tia Chucha Press Chapbook Contest for his chapbook, 30 Seconds. He recently completed his MFA at Warren Wilson College. Mike was a member of the 1996 Chicago Slam Team.

Mike’s topic: A poem’s lines can either reinforce the meaning or fight it; create tension or resolve it. They can be the difference between a so-so poem and one that sings.  We will look closely at a couple of poems and do some exercises.

Bring 15 or more copies (no longer than two pages) of work you want critiqued.

*$5-$10 donation appreciated

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

RHINO Reads! Open Mic & Featured Readers Denise Sweet, Garry Gooper, Mike Puican 5-22-09

Open Mike           6:00 – 6:30

Featured Poets       6:45 – 7:30

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Featuring:

Another Chicago Magazine (ACM) – Poets & Writers from Chicago’s celebrated literary journal:

Denise Sweet is an Anishinaabe poet, Professor of Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and former poet laureate of Wisconsin. Her books include Know by Heart and Songs for Discharming.  She is also a contributor to the anthology, Nitaawichige: Selected Poetry and Prose by Four Anishinaabe Writers.

Garry Cooper —polymath, psychotherapist, essayist and poet—is a contributing editor of Psychotherapy Networker magazine.  He is the author of Whirled News Tonight, installments of which appear in the most recent ACM.

Mike Puican, a member of the 1996 Chicago Poetry Slam Team, is completing his MFA in poetry at Warren Wilson.  Mike chairs The Guild Complex, a community-based literary organization. His poems have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Spoon River, Crab Orchard Review, and Bloomsbury Review.