RHINO Reads! Open mic and featured readers Matthew Minicucci and Brenna Lemieux, Friday 2-26-16

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Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston

Directions

Brenna Lemieux earned an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has lived in Chicago, Baltimore, Paris, Galway, and  southern Illinois. She is the author of The Gospel of Household Plants from Quercus Review.

Matthew Minicucci is the author of two collections of poetry: Translation (Kent State University Press, 2015), chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize, and Small Gods (New Issues, 2017), forthcoming from New Issues Press in 2017. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2014Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily, among others. He currently teaches writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.

 

RHINO Reads! Open mic and featured readers Dylan Weir and Anita Olivia Koester Friday, 1-29-16

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Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston

Directions

Dylan Weir is a Chicagoan and MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he teaches creative writing. He holds an MA with distinction in Literature from DePaul. Dylan has work in The Boiler, Blue Earth Review, Rhino, Rust+Moth, Word Riot, & others. He is a co-editor at Devil’s Lake. Find him on twitter @dylanweird.

 

Anita Olivia Koester is a poet and photographer. Her poetry and photography can be found in numerous publications including Tahoma Literary Review, Unsplendid, HEArt, Hobart, Midwestern Gothic, Third Wednesday, Forth and elsewhere. Recently, Shot Glass Journal nominated her for a Pushcart Prize and she won the First Night Evanston Poetry Contest. She was also a finalist in Photographer’s Forum Annual Spring Contest and is published in their book, Best of Photography 2015. Last year, she attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and had residencies at Art Farm and SAFTA, and a photography exhibition at Perkolator. This year, she will be a poetry resident at the Vermont Studio Center and her photography will be exhibited at numerous locations. When not traveling, she lives in Portage Park with her books and her Australian Shepherd.

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

Helen Degen Cohen reading her work (videos)

Many thanks to Bill Yarrow for providing these wonderful videos of Helen Degen Cohen reading from her work. We’re pleased to give them a home here.

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RHINO Reads! on March 20, 2014


Reading from “Habry” at the Glass Lyre Reading in Glenview, Illinois, on September 27, 2014.

Reading from “Neruda Nights” at the Glass Lyre Reading in Glenview, Illinois, on September 27, 2014.

Reading her poem “Zimmerman, or Stand Your Ground” at the Glass Lyre Reading in Glenview, Illinois, on  September 27, 2014.

Reading her poem “Truth” at the Glass Lyre Reading in Glenview, Illinois, on  September 27, 2014.

Reading some film poems at the Glass Lyre Reading in Glenview, Illinois, on  September 27, 2014.

Glass Lyre Press Reading, “100 Thousand Poets for Change”, The Book Market, Glenview, September 26, 2015.

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!

#chibook15 #rhinopoetry
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RHINO Reads! with open mic and featured readers Jessica Savitz and Robert Eric Shoemaker Friday, 10-30-15

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Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston

Directions

A graduate of Kenyon College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Jessica Savitz was the inaugural winner of the Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency Prize, and Lake Forest College Press published her first book of poems Hunting is Painting. Savitz teaches poetry writing at the University of Chicago as part of the visiting faculty, and she lives in Evanston with her husband, Michael, and their two wondrous daughters, Eugenia and Aurelia. 

Robert Eric Shoemaker is a Chicago based poet-playwright, director, and arts journalist. Eric is published in Newcity, Evanston Now, Rollick Magazine, Literature Emitting Diodes, The Chicago After Dark Anthology, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and his book, “30 Days Dry,” with Thought Collection Publishing. Follow his work at reshoemaker.com.

RHINO Reads! with open mic and featured readers Beth McDermott and Rachel Slotnick – Friday, 9-25-15

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Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston

Directions

Beth McDermott’s chapbook, How to Leave a Farmhouse, was released this month from Porkbelly Press.  Her poems have been published in journals such as DIAGRAMHarpur PalateTerrain.org and Jet Fuel Review, and are forthcoming in So to Speak and Southern Humanities Review.  She received an honorable mention for the 2013 AWP Intro Journals Award and 1st place in the Regional Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest.  She’s currently a Visiting Professor of English at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL, Poetry Editor for Kudzu House Quarterly, and an editorial assistant intern for RHINO.
Originally from Los Altos, California, Rachel Slotnick is an author, muralist, and hybrid artist. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2010.  Her work is on permanent display at the Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She has recently completed murals for the 35th, 39th, 46th, and 47th wards. Her publications include Mad Hatter’s Review, Thrice Fiction, and The Brooklyn Rail, among others. Rachel was the first place winner of RHINO’s Founder’s Prize, and will be nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2015. Look for her debut book of poetry entitled, “In Lieu of Flowers,” available through Tortoise Books. Rachel currently resides in Chicago where she works as Adjunct Faculty at Chicago City Colleges, the Illinois Art Institute, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

RHINO Reads! with open mic and featured readers Jan Bottiglieri and Sandra Marchetti – Friday, 7-31-15

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Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston

Directions

Sandra Marchetti is the author of Confluence, a debut full-length collection of poetry from Sundress Publications, and a co-author of Heart Radicals, with Les Kay, Allie Marini, and Janeen Rastall. Eating Dog Press published an illustrated letterpress edition of her essays and poetry, A Detail in the Landscape, and her first volume, The Canopy, won Midwest Writing Center’s Mississippi Valley Chapbook Contest. Sandy won Second Prize in Prick of the Spindle’s 2014 Poetry Open and her work appears in The Hollins Critic, Sugar House Review, Ecotone, Green Mountains Review, Blackbird, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. She is a Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies at Aurora University outside of her hometown of Chicago.

Jan Bottiglieri lives and writes in suburban Chicago. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Pacific University and is an editor with RHINO. Jan’s poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including Rattle, Willow Springs, Sugar House Review, december, and Sunrise From Blue Thunder, and she has received three Pushcart Prize nominations. She is the author of the chapbook Where Gravity Pools the Sugar (Finishing Line Press) and  Alloy (Mayapple Press).

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RHINO on Roscoe! Open Mic and Reading at the Village Tap – Sunday, 7-19-15

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We will be gathering at the Village Tap in Roscoe Village at 2055 W. Roscoe St. on Sunday afternoon, July 19, from 4-6pm, holding forth in the “back room,” which is actually a covered beer garden out back.  

Open Mic – one poem per poet, please!

Featuring these fine RHINO poets:

Keith Wilson
Ruth Goring 
Bill Yarrow
Lisa Croneberg
Faisal Mohyuddin
Maya Marshall
Kenyatta Rogers
Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson

With special closing act, fast rising Chicago hip-hop MC Rich Jones, who will be performing an a cappella version of a medley from his piece “Chicagoland” (recently presented to strong response at the Elastic Arts Stage at the Logan Square Arts Fest).  

Cheers!
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