RHINO Reads! at Bookends & Beginnings
Open Mic Featuring Tony Trigilio and Michael Bernstein
APR 28, 2017

Tony Trigilio_Photo by Kevin Nance300

Michael Bernstein

Open Mic        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Bookends & Beginnings, LLC
1712 Sherman Ave, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201

(NOTE THE NEW LOCATION!)

Tony Trigilio’s latest book is Inside the Walls of My Own House (BlazeVOX Books, 2016)—the second installment of his multivolume poem The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood). His other books of poetry include Book 1 of The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood) (BlazeVOX, 2014), White Noise (Apostrophe Books, 2013), and Historic Diary (BlazeVOX, 2011). He is the editor of Dispatches from the Body Politic: Interviews with Jan Beatty, Meg Day, and Douglas Kearney (Essay Press, 2016) and Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments (Ahsahta Press, 2014). With David Trinidad, he co-edits the poetry journal Court Green, which has recently been revived as an independent online magazine and will publish its first electronic issue in Fall 2017. He is a Professor of Creative Writing/Poetry at Columbia College Chicago.

Michael Bernstein is an American writer and musician. Poems of his have appeared in publications including New American Writing, milk, and BlazeVOX. His first poetry collection, this is an x-ray, was published by Writing Knights in 2017. Michael currently lives in Wisconsin, where he works as a prison librarian and music instructor.

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Open Mike           6:00 – 6:30

Featured Poets       6:45 – 7:30

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Directions

Tony Trigilio is the author of the poetry collection, The Lama’s English Lessons (Three Candles Press, 2006); the chapbooks, With the Memory, Which is Enormous (Main Street Rag Press, 2009) and Make a Joke and I Will Sigh and You Will Laugh and I Will Cry (e-chap, Scantily Clad Press, 2008); and two books of criticism, Allen Ginsberg’s Buddhist Poetics (Southern Illinois University Press, 2007) and Strange Prophecies Anew (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2000).  With Tim Prchal, he co-edited Visions and Divisions: American Immigration Literature, 1870-1930 (Rutgers University Press, 2008).  He teaches at Columbia College Chicago, where he also co-edits the poetry journal Court Green.

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JAKOB VANLAMMEREN earned his B.A. in English from the University of Vermont, and an MFA in poetry from Bennington College. He facilitates RAWR, a creative writing group at the Broadway Youth Center; is a co-founder and collective member of the Write to Win Collective, a pen-pal project for transgender and gender non-conforming people surviving inside Illinois prisons; and is a collective member of the Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois. Jakob’s poems have appeared in diode, Pebble Lake Review, QueerZineLit.com and Hanging Loose magazine. In June 2010 he was featured in Windy City Times‘  “30 under 30 to be honored.”

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Open Mike           6:00 – 6:30

Featured Poets       6:45 – 7:30

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Featuring:

Sandra Lim‘s first book, Loveliest Grotesque, was published in 2006.  Her poetry has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, and other journals. She is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a Soul Mountain Fellowship, and a 2006 Pushcart Prize nomination. She has taught at UC Berkeley, the Univ. of Iowa, and Saint Mary’s College of California.

Tony Trigilio‘s recent books include the poetry collection The Lama’s English Lessons, and the chapbook, With the Memory, Which is Enormous.  With Tim Prchal, he co-edited Visions and Divisions: American Immigration Literature, 1870-1930.  He teaches at Columbia College Chicago, where he also co-edits the poetry journal Court Green.