Congratulations Greg Grummer, 2016 Founders’ Prize Winner, and Runners-up Katie Heartsick and Teresa Dzieglewicz

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The editors of RHINO are happy to announce the winner, runners-up and selections for the 2016 issue from our Founders’ Contest!

  • The winner will receive $500.00, publication in the next issue, will be featured on our website, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
  • Two runners up will receive $50.00, publication in the next issue, and will be featured on our website. We occasionally nominate a runner-up for a Pushcart Prize.
  • The annual issue will be published in April 2016.

The winner of our Founders’ Prize for the 2016 issue:

Greg GrummerGreg Grummer, “The Great Butterfly Collapse”

Runners-Up:
Katie Hartsock, “On the Heat of Upstate Travel in the Advancing Polar Air”
Teresa Dzieglewicz, “St Maria Goretti speaks to the girl”

In addition to the above winners, we selected the following for publication in the 2016 issue:

Jose Araguz, “Scripture: Meadowlark” and “Scripture: Hour”
Joann Balingit, “Limón Homage”
Teresa Dzieglewicz, “Stranger, Thank You for Giving Me This Body”
Ann Hudson, “Having It Out with Walt Whitman at ACE Hardware”
Sarah Kim, “Reflection”
Fergus McAlister, “Haven”
Pablo Otavalo ,”El Morro”
Maggie Rowe, “Like a Solemn Friend Inebriate with Rain”
Lee Sharkey “Tashlich” and “Old World”
Marilyn Taylor, “Ice”

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RHINO at First Night Evanston: 9pm 12-31-15 with J. Max Barry, Virginia Bell, Tina Boyer Brown, Greg Grummer, Ralph Hamilton, Anthony Madrid, Pam Miller, Pablo Otavalo, Jacob Saenz

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We’re delighted to join the fabulous entertainment, venues, and revelry
Bring in the new year with RHINO poets & readers at 9pm, December 31, 2015
First Presbyterian Church
1427 Chicago Avenue – Walker Chapel
Featured readers

J. Max Barry

Virginia Bell

Tina Boyer Brown

Greg Grummer

Ralph Hamilton

Anthony Madrid

Pam Miller

Pablo Otavalo

Jacob Saenz

RHINO at Chicago Book Expo 11-21-15 Meet the editors, pick up swag, and special reading @ 4pm with Kyle Churney, Joe Eldridge, Chris Green, Katie Hartsock, Ladan Osman, Pablo Otavalo, Kenyatta Rogers, Jacob Saenz, Angela Narciso Torres, Donna Vorreyer, Valerie Wallace, Rachel Webster, Keith Wilson

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Join us Saturday, November 21, 2015

Chicago Book Expo

Columbia College Chicago, 1104 E Wabash Avenue

11- 4: Stop by our table to pick up one of our beautiful annual journals, famous bookmarks, poetry t-shirts, and more! 
 
4-5:30: We’re staging a 40th anniversary reading with poets from past issues!
Emceed by editors Kenyatta Rogers and Jacob Saenz
Kyle Churney
Joe Eldridge
Chris Green
Katie Hartsock
Ladan Osman
Pablo Otavalo
Kenyatta Rogers
Jacob Saenz
Angela Narciso Torres
Donna Vorreyer
Valerie Wallace
Rachel Webster
Keith Wilson

Save the date!

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Congratulations Whitney Jones, Jessica L. Walsh, Pablo Otavalo, winners of the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition

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RHINO, as part of its effort to encourage poetry reading and writing in our schools, supports the Emerging Writing Competition begun by Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State, to promote creative writing and recognizing new literary talent in the state.
  This year the winners are:
1st Place The Dollar Value of Fingers by Whitney Jones
2nd Place The Library Again by Jessica L. Walsh
3rd Place The Year of the Dragon by Pablo Otavalo
The winners read their poems and received their awards from Secretary White and Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein, who succeeded Gwendolyn Brooks in that position, during a ceremony at the Illinois State Library.

“I started the Illinois Emerging Writers Competition to promote creative writing and provide a unique opportunity for recognizing new literary talent in the state,” White said. “Illinois has a long and rich literary heritage, and these poets are adding to the tradition established by legendary Illinois poets like Gwendolyn Brooks. Great poems have the ability to enrich and enhance our lives, and I’m pleased to congratulate this year’s talented winners.”

The competition is named for the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks. It is co-sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and Kevin Stein who selected the final winners.

The winning poems are available to read at illinoiscenterforthebook.org.

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Congratulations Illinois Arts Council Literary Award Nominees Nina Corwin, Dan Godston, Tim Hillegonds, Tim Hunt, Kathleen Kirk, Matthew Minicucci, Pablo Otavalo, Laura Ramos, Michael Robins, Joshua Young

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The Editorial Board of RHINO is extremely pleased to announce the nomination of the following Illinois poets and their poems from RHINO 2014 for the 2015 Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards.
Literary Awards recognize Illinois writers and promote greater awareness of non-commercial publishing in the state. The award encourages Illinois not-for-profit literary magazines to publish and disseminate new work by living Illinois writers and poets.” 
We’re so grateful to the Illinois Arts Council for this program.  To read about past winners from RHINO, click here.
Congratulations, Poets!
Dan Godston • Violet Gas
Tim Hillegonds • Biology
Pablo Otavalo • Great-Grand
Michael Robins • State of the Union
Joshua Young • August ’82

 

RHINO 2014 Issue 1.2 now online!

rhino2014The editors of RHINO are thrilled to announce that our second 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 2014’s poems went up in July and we anticipate the third and last installment of poems will be online in   February/March.

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

 

Tory Adkisson • Mahmud Al-Braikan • Haider Al-Kabi • Hamutal Bar-Yosef • Emma Bolden • J. Camp Brown • Nahshon Cook • Ismelda Cruz • Shawn Fawson •  Elisa Gabbert • Kathleen Rooney •  Dan Gutstein • Paul Hostovsky • Jessie Janeshek • Kathleen Kirk • Diane LeBlanc • Ann Lynn •  Ruth Madievsky • Thomas March • Matthew Minicucci • Abby E. Murray • Pablo Otavalo • Michelle Peñaloza • Dan Pinkerton • Laura Ramos • Gwen North Reiss • AJ Roberts • Tomaž Šalamun • Danez Smith • Frank Terry • Brandon Whiting

 

 

RHINO 2014 Release Party!!

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

630 Clinton Place, Evanston, IL

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Questions? editors@rhinoopoetry.org

Featuring Illinois poets from RHINO 2014

William Coughlin

Marc Frazier

Dan Godston

Eitan Rubenfield

Tim Hunt

Jody Burke-Kaiser

Pablo Otavalo

Sara Tracey

plus past contributors at the open mike (space will be limited)

RHINO 2014 & other delicious publications and accoutrements

will be available for purchase & perusal.

Check out our photos from the 2013 Release Party!
and

photos from the 2012 Release Party!