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.
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.
Valerie Wallace teaches poetry at the Newberry Library and City Colleges of Chicago and is an associate editor with RHINO. She also serves on the advisory board and as a mentor for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. Her work was chosen by Margaret Atwood for the 2012 Atty Award, and has been supported most recently by the Midwest Writers Center, Ragdale Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, the Barbara Deming Fund for Women, and the Illinois Arts Council. She is the author of a chapbook, The Dictators’ Guide to Good Housekeeping (Dancing Girl Press 2011).
Rachel Jamison Webster grew up in the small town of Madison, Ohio, on Lake Erie and now lives in Evanston, Illinois, where she teaches at Northwestern University. She is the author of September: Poems, (Northwestern University Press 2013), and a chapbook, The Blue Grotto (Dancing Girl Press 2009). For several years, she designed and taught writing workshops for urban youth, helping to develop Words 37 with Chicago’s First Lady Maggie Daley and co-editing two anthologies of writing by young Chicagoans, Alchemy (2001) and Paper Atrium (2005). Rachel is also the editor and director of the online anthology of international poetry, UniVerse. Her most recent work with UniVerse has involved creating a radio series about poetry for Chicago Public Radio, called “The Gift.”