Photo Album – Celebration in LA #AWP16

 

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IMG_3193March 30-April 1: RHINO’s table at AWP was abuzz with former contributors stopping by and meeting new friends.

We kept a lively account of our #AWP16 activities on social media – even if don’t have accounts, you can check our antics here on Twitter and here on Facebook.

March 31: We celebrated 40 years of RHINO and kicked off our “40 Readings in 40 Cities” initiative with what else but poetry and cake!  Hygge Bakery in downtown Los Angeles turned out to be a perfect venue for a poetry reading party.

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JoAnn Balingit

JoAnn Balingit

Aricka Foreman

Aricka Foreman

Emcee Jan Bottiglieri

Emcee Jan Bottiglieri

Tim Hillegonds

Tim Hillegonds

Safia Jama

Safia Jama

 

 

 

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Sarah Katz

Sarah Katz

Kyle McCord

Kyle McCord

Justin Phillip Reed

Justin Phillip Reed

Cintia Santana

Cintia Santana

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Standing room only at Hygge Bakery

Ann Hurtado at the open mic

 

John Goselee

John Goselee at the open mic

Jennifer Sperry Steinworth at the open mic

Jennifer Sperry Steinworth at the open mic

Nathan McClain at the open mic

Nathan McClain at the open mic

Peter Shireson at the open mic

Peter Shireson at the open mic

Nicole Miyashiro at the open mic "I just stopped in for a coffee. This is wonderful!"

Nicole Miyashiro at the open mic “I just stopped in for a coffee. This is wonderful!”

And a final special thank you to open mic reader and our volunteer poet Bill Yarrow.

And a final special thank you to open mic reader and our volunteer poet Bill Yarrow!

 

 

 

RHINO at #AWP16 Issue Launch Reading & Open Mic 3/31 featuring JoAnn Balingit, Aricka Foreman, Tim Hillegonds, Safia Jama, Sarah Katz, Kyle McCord, Justin Phillip Reed, and Cintia Santana

 

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Los Angeles, CA - March 30 – April 2, 2016

Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference (AWP)
RHINO’s Bookfair table number is 1264 – Come celebrate our 40th year!
New t-shirts, our famous bookmarks and pins, and discounts galore!
Follow us @rhinopoetry w #poetrychangeseverything for discounts & prizes!

Hygge-Bakery-Exterior-460x640RHINO 2016 Issue Launch Party – Poetry Reading and Open Mic*

5-7 pm, Thursday, March 31 |Hygge Bakery Downtown Los Angeles

1106 S. Hope Street

Join us for a reading and open mic* celebrating 40 years of RHINO and kicking off our “40 Readings in 40 Cities” initiative! A perfect opportunity to grab a snack or light meal and hear some amazing poetry before heading out for evening events.

Featured Readers:

JoAnn Balingit

Aricka Foreman

Tim Hillegonds

Safia Jama

Sarah Katz

Kyle McCord

Justin Phillip Reed

Cintia Santana

Hygge features a fantastic array of authentic European pastries, sandwiches, and Lavazza coffee and is just a 7-minute walk from the Convention Center.

*All current or former RHINO poets are invited to read a poem at the open mic (spots will be limited, so we’ll take sign-ups at our Bookfair table 1264.)

Meet RHINO editors and poets, purchase a copy of our new issue, and have a piece of birthday cake with us!

In addition to their RHINO duties, our editors can be found at the following #AWP16 events:

Kenyatta Rogers: Friday, April 1, 2016 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm  ||  F217. Room 501, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

Angela Narciso Torres:  Thursday, March 31 10:30am – 11:45am || R134   Location: Gold Salon 3, JW Marriott LA, 1st Floor

Creating Opportunities for Writers of Color: A Continued Urgency

Valerie Wallace: Friday April 1st. 4:00 pm || The Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St., Los Angeles

POOL, SMC MFA, AND WAVE BOOKS READING  Featuring: Featuring: Molly Bendall, Candace Eros Díaz, Brenda Hillman, Tyehimba Jess, Valerie Wallace, Juan Alvarado Valdivia, and Matthew Zapruder

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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 1.1 now online!

rhino2014wThe editors of RHINO are thrilled to announce that we will publish the poems of RHINO 2014  entirely online over the next few months.

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 plan is to release the online issue by thirds, in July/August,  November/December, and February/March.

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

 

Samuel Ace •  Jose Angel Araguz  • Rebecca Kinzie Bastian • Daniel Bourne • Josh A. Brewer • Jeff Burt • William Coughlin •  Joey De Jesus • Lane Falcon • Hannah Fries • Tim Hillegonds • Tim Hunt • Sandra Kolankiewicz • Matthew Landrum •  Elizabeth Langemak • Julia B. Levine • Diana Lueptow •  Michael Marberry • David Tomas Martinez • John C. Morrison • Jóanes Nielsen • Marge Piercy • Laura Praytor •  Octavio Quintanilla • Nita K. Ritzke • Michael Robins • José Antonio Rodríguez • Philip Schaefer •  Adam Scheffler •  Sarah J. Sloat •  Billy Templeton III •  Madeline Vardell • Jesse Wallis • Benjamin Winkler • Joshua  Young