RHINO Reads! at Normal, IL | TUES Nov 15, 7pm | Stephen Frech, Jannett Highfill, Tim Hunt, Kathleen Kirk, Matthew Murrey, Valerie Wallace #RHINO40Readings40Cities

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Join us Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Normal Public Library – Library Cafe on the 1st Floor

206 W College Ave.

Normal, IL

http://www.normalpl.org

Doors open at 7pm

7:30p Featured Readers (all former contributors with RHINO)

Stephen Frech

Jannett Highfill

Tim Hunt

Matthew Murrey

Valerie Wallace+

Host: Kathleen Kirk+

+former RHINO editor

We’re thrilled to help sponsor this event as part of our 40th Anniversary Year!

Click here to find out more about our #RHINO40Readingsin40Cities initiative

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RHINO Reads! at the Village Tap – SUN, July 17 | 4pm Open Mic and Featured Readers Esteban Colon, Timothy Cook, Nina Corwin, Al DeGenova, Marc Frazier, Katie Hartsock, Tim Hunt, Anthony Madrid, Carlo Matos, Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson, Marcia Pradzinski, Jen Schalliol, Keith Wilson, Bill Yarrow

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Sunday, July 17, 2016 | 4pm

Village Tap in Roscoe Village

2055 W. Roscoe St., Chicago

Join RHINO for some summer collegiality of poets, sunshine, spirits, verse in the beautiful biergarten of the Village Tap.

Open Mic – one poem per poet, please!

Featured Readers

Esteban Colon

Timothy Cook

Nina Corwin

Al DeGenova

Marc Frazier
Katie Hartsock
Tim Hunt

Anthony Madrid
Carlo Matos

Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson

Marcia Pradzinski

Jen Schalliol

Keith Wilson

Bill Yarrow

And: We’re working on ending the reading with some spoken word poets.  We’ll let you know as those plans develop!

 

 

RHINO 2015 Online Issue No. 1.2 is here

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The editors of RHINO are thrilled to announce that our second installment of our online edition of RHINO 2015 is up and out.

 

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 first installment went up in August and the third and final installment will go up in in late December/early January.

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

 

The online issue now includes work by

Charles Baudelaire • Kevin Carollo • Chance Castro • Timothy Cook • Heather Cox • Ana Dragu • Benjamin Evans • John Gosslee • Kathleen Gunton • Tim Hunt • Satoshi Iwai • Elisa Karbin •  dawn lonsinger • Maya Marshall • Roy Mash • Autumn McClintock  Jennifer Moore • Wendy Nardi  R.C. Neighbors • Marcia J. Pradzinski • Bill Rector • Abby Ryder-Huth • Timothy Sanchez • Claudia Serea • Kate Ward Sugar • Laura Swearingen-Steadwell • Unknown • Arne Weingart • Sarah Ann Winn • Suzanne Zweizig

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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

RHINO Nominations for 2014 Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards


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13_Rhino_Cover_wThe Editorial Board of RHINO is extremely pleased to announce the nomination of these Illinois poets and their poems
from the RHINO 2013 issue for the 2014 Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards:

Jeffrey Allen • Johnny  audio version

Kyle Churney • Desert Ghazal

Matthew Reed Corey • Above the Conifers, the Bronze Topknot of a Great Buddha

Albert DeGenova A Good Hammer  – audio version

Katie Hartsock • Cuticles – audio version

Tim Hunt • Still Life with Ash Tray and Beer Can

Virginia Konchan • Zsa Zsa Gabor Learns to Read – audio version

Marty McConnell • the fidelity of Cincinnati

Ladan Osman • The Pound – audio version

Bill Yarrow • Cranshaw on a Boat – audio version

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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!
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photos from the 2012 Release Party!

RHINO Reads! Open Mic and Featured Poets Sarah Carson, Helen Degen Cohen, Tim Hunt, Allan Johnston, Susanna Lang 10-28-11

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Helen Degen Cohen

Tim Hunt

Allan Johnston

Susanna Lang


Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Poets       6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

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featuring Finishing Line Press Chicago-area poets Sarah Carson, Helen Degen Cohen, Tim Hunt, Allan Johnston, Susanna Lang

This project has been partially supported by grants from Poets & Writers and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Poetry Forum: Led by Tim Hunt – Fourth Sundays Poetry Workshop 2-27-11

COME AND TRY OUT YOUR NEW WORK ON US!

Evanston Public Library

Church & Orrington

1:30-4:30 — Room 108

Past leaders and readers and all poets welcome. Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics.  Sessions are free* and no registration is required.


A fourth generation native of Northern California, Tim Hunt was raised primarily in two small towns north of San Francisco.  Sebastopol was still primarily apple orchards, and the wine industry had not yet made Calistoga chic.  Educated at Cornell University, he has taught American literature at several schools, including Washington State University and Deep Springs College.  He is currently Professor of English at Illinois State University, in Normal, Illinois.  He and his wife Susan have two children: John, a visual artist, and Jessica, a musician and composer.  Hunt’s publications include the collection Fault Lines (The Backwaters Press); the chapbooks Lake County Diamond (Intertext), Redneck Yoga (Finishing Line Press) and White Levis (Pudding House Press); and numerous poems in magazines. He has been awarded the Chester H. Jones National Poetry Prize for the poem “Lake County Elegy” and nominated for the  Pushcart Prize.  His scholarly publications include Kerouac’s Crooked Road: Development of a Fiction and the five-volume edition The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers.

Topic:  Writing as a medium.

In writing poems we tend not to think much about how writing derives from speech and changes it.  Writing can be so completely a visual system of characters on the page that speaking seems to disappear, as we paint words on the surface of the page.  But writing can also be a kind of speech we store in writing, as we write as if someone is hearing us.  As a poet, do you write to your reader’s ear or eye or some combination of the two?  How can you tell?  How can you use this awareness to increase your fluency as a poet, your command of the page, and the impact of your poems?  We’ll focus on how to become more aware of writing’s different ways of being language, which can help with both composing and revision.  (Feel free to bring in concrete or performance poems you’ve enjoyed, as examples at either extreme.)

Bring 17 or more copies (2 page limit) of a poem you want critiqued.*$5 – $10 donation appreciated.

This project has been partially supported by grants from Poets & Writers and the Illinois Arts Council.

RHINO Reads! Open Mic and Featured Readers Bill Yarrow & Tim Hunt 4-30-10

Open Mike           6:00 – 6:30

Featured Poets       6:45 – 7:30

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Bill Yarrow is the author of WRENCH (2009). His poems have appeared in Central Park, Confrontation, Berkeley Poets Cooperative, Poem, The Literary Review, Mantis, The Orange Room Review, blossombones, ditch, The Centrifugal Eye, Rio Grande Review, Up the Staircase, New Aesthetic, Arsenic Lobster, Pank, DIAGRAM, and Pif Magazine. He is Professor of English at Joliet Junior College.

Tim Hunt (not pictured) is the author of FAULT LINES (2009) and the chapbook LAKE COUNTY DIAMOND (1986).  Hunt’s poetry is widely published, and he was awarded the Chester H. Jones Prize for the poem “Lake County Elegy.” His Scholarly publications include KEROUAC’S CROOKED ROAD: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FICTION & the five-volume edition THE COLLECTED POETRY OF ROBINSON JEFFERS.