History of RHINO


The Poetry Forum, Inc. was founded in 1976 as a poetry collective, and RHINO Poetry was started as an outlet for the work of members of The Poetry Forum. Since then, RHINO Poetry has become a regionally and nationally recognized annual collection of literature by new and established writers, and our workshops and readings have served countless emerging and established poets in Illinois.

Founding Review Board

Barry Goodman
Eleanor Risteen
Barbara Horton
Marcia Osozky
Ruth Romanenghi
Deanna Silberman
Kathy Vyn

Founding Members

Helen Degen Cohen
Suzanne Brabant
Lowell B. Komie
Elizabeth Peterson


 
 Helen Degen Cohen

Helen Degen Cohen

 

1979 Issue
Editors: Liz Peterson, Suzanne Brabant, Helen Degen Cohen, Suzi Thomasen, Lee Berkson
Cover Design: Suzanne Brabant

1980 Issue
Editors: Liz Peterson, Suzanne Brabant, Helen Degen Cohen, Suzi Thomasen, Lee Berkson
Cover Design: Suzanne Brabant, Jacqueline Moses

1981 Issue
Editors: Liz Peterson, Lee Berkson, Helen Degen Cohen
Cover Design: Suzanne Brabant

1982 Issue
Editors: Liz Peterson, Lee Berkson, Helen Degen Cohen
Cover Design: Suzanne Brabant

1983 Issue
Editors: Liz Peterson, Lee Berkson
Advisory Board: Laurie Buehler
Cover Design: Suzanne Brabant

 Lisel Mueller

Lisel Mueller

1984 Issue
Editors: Laurie Buehler
Associate Editors: Mardelle Fortier, Barbara Horton
Contest Editor: Lisel Mueller
Cover Design: Suzanne Brabant

 Laurie Buehler

Laurie Buehler

1985 Issue
Editor: Laurie Buehler
Associate Editors: Sara Esgate, Vesle Fenstermaker
Cover Design: Alice Usher

1986 Issue
Editors: Laurie Buehler, Sara Esgate, Vesle Fenstermaker
Cover Design: Alice Usher

 Carol Hayes

Carol Hayes

1987 Issue
Editors: Enid Baron, Carol Hayes
Assistant Editors: Eleanor Gordon, Kay Meier, Barbara Horton
Cover Design: Alice Usher

1988 Issue
Editors: Enid Baron, Carol Hayes
Assistant Editors: Eleanor Gordon, Kay Meier
Cover Design: Penelope Miller, Andrew Baron

1989 Issue
Editors: Enid Baron, Carol Hayes
Assistant Editors: Barbara Horton, Kay Meier, Deborah Rosen
Guest Editor: Martha Vertreace
Cover Design: Penelope Miller

 Martha Vertreace

Martha Vertreace

1990 Issue
Editors: Kay Meier, Martha Vertreace
Associate Editors: Enid Baron
Assistant Editors: Don Hoffman, Deborah Rosen
Managing Editor: Fred Meier
Contest Editor: John Dickson
Cover Design: Fred Meier

1991 Issue
Editors: Kay Meier, Martha Vertreace
Associate Editors: Enid Baron
Assistant Editors: Don Hoffman, Deborah Rosen
Contest Editor: Eloise Bradley Fink
Cover Design: Andrew Baron

1992 Issue
Editors: Kay Meier, Martha Vertreace
Associate Editors: Enid Baron
Assistant Editors: Don Hoffman, Deborah Rosen
Contest Editor: Eloise Bradley Fink
Cover Design: Andrew Baron

 Glen Brown

Glen Brown

1993 Issue
Editors: Kay Meier, Don Hoffman
Associate Editors: Enid Baron, Martha Vertreace
Assistant Editors: Glen Brown, Cynthia Davidson, Deborah Nodler Rosen
Contest Editor: Debra Bruce

 CynthiaDavidson

CynthiaDavidson

1995 Issue
Editors: Kay Meier, Don Hoffman
Associate Editors: Enid Baron, Martha Vertreace
Assistant Editors: Glen Brown, Cynthia Davidson, Deborah Nodler Rosen

1996 Issue
Editors: Kay Meier, Don Hoffman
Associate Editors: Enid Baron, Martha Vertreace
Assistant Editors: Glen Brown, Cynthia Davidson, Deborah Nodler Rosen

1998 Issue
Editors: Alice George, Deborah Nodler Rosen
Associate Editors: Enid Baron, Helen Degen Cohen, Sharon Darrow, Terri Mathes, Fran Podulka, Cassandra Smith
Advisory Board: Shawn Decker, John Dickson, M. Eliza Hamilton, Lynne Kuderko, Don Snyder, Michael Warr

 Kathleen Kirk

Kathleen Kirk

1999 Issue
Editors: Alice George, Deborah Nodler Rosen
Associate Editors: Helen Degen Cohen, Bill Gartner, Kathleen Kirk, Fran Podulka, Lizabeth Wojda
Advisory Board: Enid Baron, Sharon Darrow, Shawn Decker, John Dickson, M. Eliza Hamilton, Lynne Kuderko, Terri Mathes, Cassandra Smith

 Jackie White

Jackie White

2001 Issue
Editors: Deborah Nodler Rosen, Alice George, Kathleen Kirk, Helen Degen Cohen
Associate Editors: Michael Anderson, Deborah Nall, Jackie White
Assistant Editors: Eileen Murphy, Jeff Schell
Managing Editor: Lizabeth Wodja
Advisory Board: Kay Anderson, Enid Baron, Paulette Beete, Pamela Callahan, Shawn Decker, John Dickson, Bill Gartner, M. Eliza Hamilton, Lynne Kuderko, Terri Mathes, Fran Podulka, Tony Rio, Ted Simpson, Don Statland, Tom Tresser, Ben Uribe

 Deborah Nodler Rosen

Deborah Nodler Rosen

2002 Issue
Editors: Deborah Nodler Rosen, Alice George, Kathleen Kirk, Helen Degen Cohen
Associate Editors: Michael Anderson, Chris Green, Lorna Johnson, Jackie White
Assistant Editors: Lorna Anderson, Polly Price, Carol Schrantz
Managing Editor: Lizabeth Wodja
Cover Design: Kate Freidman
Interns: Rachel Schaff, Alissa Green
Advisory Board: M. Eliza Hamilton Abegunde, Enid Baron, Paulette Beete, Pamela Callahan, Shawn Decker, John Dickman, Lynne Kuderko, Terri Mathes, Fran Podulka, Tony Rio, Ted Simpson, Don Statland, Tom Tresser, Ben Uribe, George Wiman

2003 Issue
Editors: Deborah Nodler Rosen, Alice George, Kathleen Kirk, Helen Degen Cohen
Assistant Editors: Carol Schrantz
Managing Editor: Lizabeth Wodja
Advisory Board: M. Eliza Hamilton Abegunde, Enid Baron, Paulette Beete, Pamela Callahan, Shawn Decker, Lynne Kuderko, Deborah Nall, Fran Podulka, Tony Rio, Ted Simpson, Don Statland, Tom Tresser, Ben Uribe, George Wiman

 Chris Green

Chris Green

2004 Issue
Editors: Deborah Nodler Rosen, Alice George, Kathleen Kirk, Helen Degen Cohen
Associate Editors: Chris Green, Lorna Johnson, Jackie White
Assistant Editors: Carol Schrantz
Managing Editor: Lizabeth Wodja
Advisory Board: M. Eliza Hamilton Abegunde, Michael Anderson, Enid Baron, Paulette Beete, Pamela Callahan, Shawn Decker, Lynne Kuderko, Deborah Nall, Fran Podulka, Tony Rio, Ted Simpson, Tom Tresser, Ben Uribe, Romain Wodja

 Marry Biddinger

Marry Biddinger

2005 Issue
Editors: Deborah Nodler Rosen, Alice George, Kathleen Kirk, Helen Degen Cohen,
Associate Editors: Mary Biddinger, Jan Bottiglieri, Chris Green, Fran Podulka, Jackie White
Assistant Editors: Jessi Gaylord, Brandi Homan, Steve Kovach
Managing Editor: Lizabeth Wodja
Advisory Board: M. Eliza Hamilton Abegunde, Enid Baron, Paulette Beete, Pamela Callahan, Shawn Decker, Lynne Kuderko, Tony Rio, Carol Schrantz, Tom Tresser, Ben Uribe, Romain Wojda

2006 Issue
Editors: Helen Degen Cohen, Alice George, Kathleen Kirk, Deborah Nodler Rosen, Jackie K. White
Associate Editors: Mary Biddinger, Jan Bottiglieri, Chris Green, Michelle Niemann, Fran Podulka, Katia Zalkind
Managing Editor: Lizabeth Wodja
Interns: Lauren McKnight, Emily Wong
Advisory Board: M. Eliza Hamilton, Enid Baron, Paulette Beete, Pamela Callahan, Shawn Decker, Lynne Kuderko, Tony Rio, Carol Schrantz, Ben Uribe, Romain Wojda

 Alice George

Alice George

2007 Issue
Editors: Helen Degen Cohen, Alice George, Kathleen Kirk, Deborah Nodler Rosen, Jackie K. White
Associate Editors: Mary Biddinger, Jan Bottiglieri, Chris Green, Michelle Niemann, Fran Podulka
Assistant Editors: Emily Wong
Managing Editor: Lizabeth Wodja
Interns: Rachel Chamberlain, Nora Hickey, Rachel Stern
Advisory Board: M. Eliza Hamilton, Michael Anderson, Enid Baron, Paulette Beete, Marion Boyer, Pamela Callahan, Danna Epland, Lynne Kuderko, Deborah Nall, Tom Richardson, Carol Schrantz, Gregory Thompson, Ben-Hur Uribe, Romain Wojda, Katia Zalkind

2008 Issue
Editors: Jackie K. White, Deborah N. Rosen, Helen Degen Cohen
Associate Editors: Ralph Hamilton, Nora Hickey, Fran Podulka, Mary Biddinger, Michelle Niemann
Assistant Editors: Marsha Abrams, Athanasios Drugas, Haines Eason, Rebecca Huval
Managing Editor: Jan Bottiglieri, Emily Wong
Webmaster: YZ Chin
Advisory Board: M. Eliza Hamilton, Michael Anderson, Enid Baron, Paulette Beete, Marion Boyer, Pamela Callahan, Danna Epland, Alice George, Chris Green, Kathleen Kirk, Lynne Kuderko, Deborah Nall, Gregory Thompson, Bill Teitlebaum, Ben Uribe, Lizbeth Wodja, Katia Zalkind

 Geoffrey Heeren

Geoffrey Heeren

2009 Issue
Editors: Helen Degen Cohen, Ralph Hamilton, Deborah Nodler Rosen, Jackie K. White
Associate Editors: Virginia Bell, YZ Chin, Haines Eason, Geoffrey Heeren, Nora Hickey, Fran Podulka, Molly Whedbee
Assistant Editors: Sarah Carson, Denise Dooley
Managing Editor: Jan Bottigleri, David Jones
Cover Design: David Syrek, Illustrations by Tom Bachtell
Interns: Laura Briskman, Danielle Olipra, Karen Thimell

 YZ Chin

YZ Chin

2010 Issue
Editors: Helen Degen Cohen, Ralph Hamilton, Deborah Nodler Rosen
Associate Editors: Virginia Bell, Sarah Carson, YZ Chin, Carol Eding, Geoffrey Heeren, Angela Torres, Molly Whedbee, Marcia Zuckerman
Assistant Editors: Adam Lizakowski, Colleen O’Connor, Rebecca Eve Schweitzer
Cover Design by David Syrek, Illustrations by David Lee Csicsko, Back cover illustration by Tom Bachtell, Page number ornament by David Lee Csicsko, Production by Godfrey Carmona
Webmaster: Valerie Wallace, Ann Brandon
Interns: Laura Briskman, Aaron Kuper, Lana Lucher, Vincent Nguyen, Lauren Schlesinger, Abi Stokes
Advisory Board: Michael Anderson, Enid Baron, Paulette Beete, Alice George, Chris Green, Deborah Nall, Julie Parson Nesbit, Bill Teitlebaum

 
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2011 Issue
Editor-in-chief: Ralph Hamilton
Senior Editor: Helen Degen Cohen, Deborah Nodler Rosen
Associate Editors: Virginia Bell, Sarah Carson, Carol Eding, Jacob Saenz, Moira Sullivan, Angela Torres, Valerie Wallace, Marcia Zuckerman
Managing Editor: Jan Bottigleri, David Jones
Cover Design by David Syrek, Illustrations by Doug Stapleton, Back cover illustration by Tom Bachtell, Page number ornament by David Lee Csicsko, Production by Godfrey Carmona
Webmaster: Valerie Wallace
Interns: Rebecca Diaz, Ana Istrate, Devon Langston, Lana Larcher, Katherine Lemke, Vincent Nguyen
Advisory Board: Michael Anderson, Enid Baron, Paulette Beete, Alice George, Chris Green, Deborah Nall, Julie Parson-Nesbitt, Bill Teitlebaum

2012 Issue
Editor-in-chief: Ralph Hamilton
Senior Editor: Helen Degen Cohen, Deborah Nodler Rosen
Managing Editor: Jan Bottiglieri, David Jones
Associate Editors: Virginia Bell, Ann Brandon, Sarah Carson, Carol Eding, Jacob Saenz, Andrea Witzke Slot, Moira Sullivan, Angela Narciso Torres, Valerie Wallace, Marcia Zuckerman
Webmaster: Valerie Wallace
Cover Design by David Syrek, Illustrations by Nancy Robinson, Back cover illustration by Tom Bachtell, Page number ornament by David Lee Csicsko, Production by Godfrey Carmona
Interns: Jake Bottiglieri, Rebecca Diaz, Mary Kegan, Devon Langston, Lana Larcher, Vincent Nguyen, Lindsey Peters, Sarah Webster
Advisory Board: Michael Anderson, Enid Baron, Paulette Beete, Alice George, Chris Green, Deborah Nall, Julie Parson Nesbit, Bill Teitlebaum

2013 Issue
Editor-in-chief: Ralph Hamilton
Senior Editors: Virginia Bell, Helen Degen Cohen, Deborah Nadler Rosen, Angela Narciso Torres
Managing Editors: Jan Bottiglieri, David Jones
Associate Editors: Carol Eding, Jacob Saenz, Andrea Witzke Slot, Moira Sullivan, Valerie Wallace, Marcia Zuckerman
Assistant Editor: Rochelle Jones
Cover Design by David Syrek, Illustrations by Steve Musgrave, Back cover illustration by Tom Bachtell, Page number ornament by David Lee Csicsko, Production by Godfrey Carmona
Webmaster: Valerie Wallace
Interns: Hannah Christy, Bysshe Benning, Jake Bottiglieri, Margaret Clerkin, David Fortunato, Tim McLaughlin, Bryce O’Tierney, Liz Teahan, Sarah Weber, Corinne Zeman
Advisory Board: Michael Anderson, Enid Baron, Paulette Beete, Alice George, Chris Green, Deborah Nall, Julie Parson-Nesbitt, Bill Teitlebaum

 2014 Editors

2014 Editors

 

2014 Issue
Editor-in-chief: Ralph Hamilton
Senior Editors: Virginia Bell, Helen Degen Cohen, Deborah Nadler Rosen, Angela Narciso Torres
Associate Editors:  Carol Eding, Gail Goepfert, Jacob Saenz, Andrea Witzke Slot, Moira Sullivan, Valerie Wallace, Marcia Zuckerman
Assistant Editor: Rochelle Jones
Managing Editors: Jan Bottiglieri, David Jones
Cover Design by David Syrek, Illustrations by Kevin Veara, Back cover illustration by Tom Bachtell, Page number ornament by David Lee Csicsko, Production by Godfrey Carmona
Webmaster: Valerie Wallace
Interns: Nicole Balin, Jake Bottiglieri, Kathryn Halpern, Tim McClaughlin, Mike McCormick, Bryce O’Tierney, Andrew Timmons, Corrine Zeman
Advisory Board: Michael Anderson, Enid Baron, Paulette Beete, Alice George, Chris Green, Deborah Nall, Julie Parson-Nesbitt, Bill Teitlebaum

2015 Issue
Editor-in-chief: Ralph Hamilton
Senior Editors: Virginia Bell, Helen Degen Cohen, Deborah Nadler Rosen, Angela Narciso Torres
Associate Editors:  Carol Eding, Gail Goepfert, Kenyatta Rogers, Jacob Saenz, Andrea Witzke Slot, Valerie Wallace
Assistant Editor: Rochelle Jones
Managing Editors: Jan Bottiglieri, David Jones
Cover Design by David Syrek, Illustrations by Keith J. Taylor, Back cover illustration by Tom Bachtell, Page number ornament by David Lee Csicsko, Production by Godfrey Carmona
Webmaster: Valerie Wallace
Interns: Alexandra Gerard, Kathryn Halpern, Chaz Heitman, Johanna Jimenez, Tim McLaughlin, Bethany Mueller, Bryce O’Tierney, N. Wednesday Quansah, Andy Timmons, Matthew Zumwalt
Advisory Board: Michael Anderson, Enid Baron, Paulette Beete,YZ Chin, Alice George, Chris Green, Deborah Nall, Julie Parson-Nesbitt

2016 Issue
Editor-in-chief: Ralph Hamilton
Senior Editors: Virginia Bell, Helen Degen Cohen, Deborah Nadler Rosen, Angela Narciso Torres
Associate Editors:  Lisa Croneberg, Carol Eding, Gail Goepfert, Beth McDermott, Kenyatta Rogers, Jacob Saenz, Andrea Witzke Slot, Valerie Wallace
Assistant Editor: Rochelle Jones
Managing Editors: Jan Bottiglieri, David Jones
Cover Design by David Syrek, Illustrations by Michael L. Miner, Back cover illustration by Tom Bachtell, Page number ornament by David Lee Csicsko, Production by Godfrey Carmona
Webmaster: Valerie Wallace
Interns: Johanna Jimenez, Emily Johnson, Bethany Mueller
Summer 2016 Editorial Assistant Interns – Maria Dikcis
Advisory Board: Michael Anderson, Enid Baron, Paulette Beete,YZ Chin, Alice George, Chris Green, Deborah Nall, Julie Parson-Nesbitt, Bill Teitlebaum