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


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

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Poetry Forum: Led by Donna Vorreyer – Fourth Sunday Poetry Workshop, 2-26-12


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.

Donna Vorreyer’s poetry has appeared in numerous journals, both online and in print, including Rhino, Cider Press Review, Weave, New York Quarterly, and qarrtsiluni. Her work has been nominated for both Pushcart and Best of the Net awards, and her chapbooks include Womb/Seed/Fruit (2010), Come Out, Virginia (2011), and Ordering the Hours (forthcoming). She lives in the Chicago area and spends her days teaching middle school, trying to convince teenagers that words matter. Her blog Put Words Together; Make Meaning offers weekly prompts for writers and commentary on the writing life.

Topic: If It’s Good Enough for Keats and Dante…Ekphrastic Poetry

Poets have long been champions of the visual image, and using visual art as inspiration (whether direct or indirect) can lead to work that creates a new narrative from someone else’s vision. We will discuss some examples of both classic and contemporary ekphrastic poems and then try some exercises based on visual images, both familiar and new.

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 & Featured Poets Valerie Wallace and Donna Vorreyer 9-24-10

Open Mike           6:00 – 6:30

Featured Poets       6:45 – 7:30

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL


Valerie Wallace‘s poems appear most recently in Waccamaw, Margie, Potomac, Valparaiso Review, and Santa Clara Review.  She received awards from the Illinois Arts Council and Illinois Center for the Book, and fellowships from Writers in the Heartland and Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Valerie works with the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, is an associate editor of RHINO Poetry, and leads poetry workshops throughout Chicago.

Donna Vorreyer‘s poetry has appeared in many journals including New York Quarterly, Cider Press Review, Apparatus, Umbrella, qarrtsiluni, and After Hours.  Her chapbook Womb/Seed/Fruit is available from Finishing Line Press.  Donna spends her days teaching middle school, trying to convince teenagers that words matter.  Visit her online: www.donnavorreyer.com.