Pushcart Prize nominees from RHINO 2015

 

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The Editors of RHINO are pleased to announce our nominees for the Pushcart Prize from the 2015 issue:

Joe by  Jose Angel Araguz

He Looks at Clouds” by Joe Eldridge

Lightening“ by Deborah Paredez

“Tales from my Fisherman Father” by Rachel Slotnick

[He picked me up]” by Paul Tran

yellow journalism”  by Keith Wilson

 

RHINO 2015 Online Issue No. 1.1 is up!

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The editors of RHINO are thrilled to announce that our first installment of our online edition of RHINO 2015 is here!

 

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 second installment will go up in October and the third and final installment will go up in December.

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

 

Featuring work by

Dilruba Ahmed • José Angel Araguz • Nayelly Barrios • Peter Burzynski • Marcelo Hernandez Castillo • Sara Biggs Chaney • T. Zachary Cotler • J. Jerome Cruz • Chelsea Dingman • Joe Eldridge • Jenny George • Farouk Goweda • Walid Abdallah • Andy Fogle • Susan Grimm • Sara Henning • Amorak Huey • Esteban Ismael • Olja Savičević Ivančević • Andrea Jurjević • Don Judson • Samantha Leigh • Gregory Mahrer • Nate Marshall • Carlo Matos • Meredith McDonough • Faisal Mohyuddin Christina Mun-Lutz  Maureen O’Brien  Sunthorn Phu  •Noh Anothai • Khadijah Queen • Kevin Riel • Carol Sadtler • sam sax • Kevin Simmonds • Rachel L. Slotnick • Lisa Summe • Paul Tran • Rachel Jamison Webster • Keith S. Wilson • Monika Zobel 

 

RHINO AWP15 photos are here!

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bfar2We loved meeting our poets at Table 1529 — and just chillin’ Mill City style with our fellow editors, writers, and other literary animals.
bfair2015We celebrated the release of our 2015 issue at AWP with a reading featuring ten poets from the issue, and an open mic featuring some of our editors and past contributors. Thank you to our amazing 2015 lineup: Julie Bouwsma, Sara Henning, Amorak Huey, Dawn Lonsinger, Cintia Santana, Brian Simoneau, Rachel Slotnick, Paul Tran, and Keith Wilson. Special thanks to editor Jan Bottiglieri for arranging this incredible reading and being an emcee-extraordinaire!
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RHINO 2015 Launch Party and more at AWP!

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Minneapolis, MN – April 8 – 11, 2015
Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference (AWP)

RHINO’s Bookfair table number is 1529

 

Join us for our 

RHINO 2015 Issue Launch Party!

Thursday April 9, 2015

1200 Nicollet Mall S, Minneapolis


6-minute walk from the AWP Convention Center!

Map & Directions

Doors open at 7pm!

Featuring poets from RHINO 2015

Julia Bouwsma

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Joe Eldridge

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Sara Henning

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Amorak Huey

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Cintia Santana

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Brian Simoneau

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Rachel Slotnick

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Paul Tran

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Keith Wilson

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In addition, you’ll find editors these AWP events at the Minneapolis Convention Center:

Virginia Bell:
Friday, April 10
4:30-5:45 pm
Room M100, D&E

“Teaching Experimentation: The Freedom in Constraints”

Virginia Bell, Shailen Mishra, Ryan Clark, and Michelle Naka Pierce

Kenyatta Rogers:
Saturday, April 11
3:00-4:15 pm
Room 205 A&B
S242. Speculating Darkly: A Poetry Reading.

(Bianca Spriggs ,  Keith Wilson,  Kenyatta Rogers ,  Ladan Osman,  Airea Matthews) Taking its title and spirit from a series of essays written by poet Roger Reeves (published on the Poetry Foundation’s “Harriet the Blog”), and subsequent reading series curated by poet and visual artist Krista Franklin, “Speculating Darkly, or The Folk Surreal Future,” is a poetry reading that features some of the Midwest’s emerging African Diaspora writers who focus on the Black Fantastic, the Grotesque, the Afro-Surreal, the Gothic, the speculative, and science fiction.

 

 Angela Narciso Torres
Thursday, April 9, 10pm
Friday, April 10 from 10-noon

Signing copies of her book “Blood Orange” at the Willow Books table

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Save the date! RHINO’s Off-site AWP Reading and 2015 Launch Party! – April 9, 2015

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RHINO 2015 Issue Launch
Thursday April 9, 2015

1200 Nicollet Mall S, Minneapolis

Doors open at 7pm!

Featuring poets from RHINO 2015

Meet editors!

Great food!

6-minute walk from the AWP Convention Center!

Gagner la date, poètes!

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Congratulations 2015 Editors’ Prize Winner Jose Angel Araguz, 2nd Prize Winner Paul Tran, Honorable Mention Nate Marshall, and Finalists!

Every year the Editors of RHINO Poetry select works that have had the greatest impact on us, and award them the Editors’ Prize. Cash awards are given for First Prize, Second Prize, and Honorable Mention. In addition, we nominate the First Prize and sometimes other place winners for the Pushcart Prize. There is no application process.

2015 Editors’ Prizes

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First Prize: Jose Angel Araguz – Joe

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Second Prize: Paul Tran – [He picked me up]

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Honorable Mention: Nate Marshall – buying new shoes

The editors are very pleased to name these 4 Finalists:

Christina Mun-Lutz  – A Story of War
sam saxEssay on Crying in Public
Derek J G WilliamsThese Kingdoms of Ours
Their work will appear in RHINO 2015 (and available on our website), scheduled for release (as always) in April, National Poetry Month.
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Rachel Slotnick wins the 2015 Founders’ Prize Contest! Runners-up: Joe Eldridge, Deborah Paredez, and Keith Wilson – and 15 additional poems selected for publication

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We are extremely pleased to announce the winners

of the 2015 RHINO Founders’ Prize Contest:

 
First Prize: Rachel Slotnick, “Tales from my Fisherman Father”
 
Runners-Up:
 
Joe Eldridge, “He Looks at Clouds” 
Deborah Paredez, “Lightening”
Keith Wilson, “Yellow Journalism” 

 

This year, we received a record number of submissions to our 2015 Founders’ Prize contest, making the choices extremely difficult.  In addition to the above winners, we selected the following for publication in 2015:

Kevin Carollo  “Homework Assignment”

Nina Corwin  “Sal(i)vation”

Heather Cox  “Relics”

Agnes Davis  “Strike Gently”

Don Judson  (Untitled—from a series of poems dearmother)

Brianna Low  “Communion”

Marco Maisto  “Object Permanence”

Timothy Martin  “O Fortunate One”

R. C. Neighbors “Black Boys”

 Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson  “Cooking Lessons”

 Marcia Pradzinski  Cento: “All That Moves You Through This World”

 Sam Sax  “essay on crying in public”

Paul Tran “[He picked me up.]”

Arne Weingart “Giacometti Nail”

Monika Zobel “Wind (Blackbox)”