RHINO Contributors Garner Prizes and Honors

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Join us in celebrating our contributors’ recent and forthcoming book publications and prizes! 

These listings including information new since the poet published in RHINO. Past and current issue contributors to RHINO are encouraged to email their major literary updates to editors@rhinopoetry.org.

 

Jose Araguz‘s second poetry collection, Small Fires, is forthcoming from FutureCycle Press in 2017.

 

Michael Bazzett‘s You Must Remember This (Milkweed Editions, 2014) was his debut full-length collection and won the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. Horsethief will publish OUR LANDS ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT in early 2017.

 

Jan Bottiglieri‘s* first full-length book Alloy was published by Mayapple Press in 2015.

 

Claudia Cortese’s first full-length book, Wasp Queen, will be published by Black Lawrence Press in 2016.

 

Jessica Cuello‘s first full-length manuscript Pricking is forthcoming from Tiger Bark Press in November 2016 and her second book Hunt won The 2016 Washington Prize from The Word Works and is forthcoming in March 2017.

 

Emari DiGiorgio‘s debut collection, The Things a Body Might Become is forthcoming from  ELJ Editions in July 2017. She won the 2016 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize Honoring Jake Adam York.

 

Chelsea Dingman‘s first full-length book Thaw is a winner of the National Poetry Series Competition (2016), chosen by Allison Joseph, and forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press (2017).

 

Katie Hartsock‘s book Bed of Impatiens is forthcoming from Able Muse Press, where it was a finalist for the 2016 Able Muse Book Award (and garnering finalist status for the Yale Younger Poets and New Criterion Poetry Prizes).

 

Rochelle Hurt‘s collection of poetry In Which I Play the Runaway won the Barrow Street Book Prize and is forthcoming in fall 2016.

 

Sarah Katz appeared on the PBS Newshour in a feature about the Deaf Poets Society, a new digital magazine she founded.

 

Virginia Konchan published the chapbook Vox Populi in 2015 (Finishing Line Press).

 

Nancy Chen Long‘s first full-length book Light into Bodies has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry and is forthcoming from University of Tampa Press.

 

Marco Maisto‘s first full-length book Traces of a Fifth Column won the Hillary Gravendyk National Prize from Inlandia Institute.

 

Matthew Minicuccis book Translation (Kent State University Press, 2015) was chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize, and his book Small Gods forthcoming from New Issues Press in 2017. 

 

Jennifer Moore‘s first full-length collection, THE VERONICA MANEUVER, was selected by Mary Biddinger as the Editor’s Choice for the 2014 Akron Series in Poetry and was published in 2015.  She was recently granted an Artist Residency Fellowship at Artsmith.

 

Jamie Mortara published a bundle of chapbooks: ANYONE CAN PAINT THEIR NAILS BECAUSE GENDER IS IMAGINARY EVERYTHING IS MEANINGLESS LOVE IS A MYTH SEX IS GROSS WE ALL DIE ALONE AND OUR STUPID BODIES WILL SOON RETURN TO THE DUST FROM WHENCE THEY CAME, congratulations you are prequalified for the darkness that consumes us all, and shit i said on the internet while taking prozac, or: side effects include every side effect ever.

 

Aimee  Nezhukumatathil was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Art. Her forthcoming book of illustrated nature essays is WORLD OF WONDER (2018, Milkweed Editions). 

 

Raul Palma won the 2016 Leo Love Award for the UNM Summer Writers’ Conference in Santa Fe. 

 

Kenyatta Rogers* was a 2016 Breadloaf Writers Residency Fellow.

 

Kathleen Rooney‘s second novel, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in January of 2017.

 

Erika L. Sánchez‘s  debut poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion, is forthcoming from Graywolf in July 2017. Her debut young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, will be published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, scheduled for fall 2017. 

 

Sam Sax won a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and his book MADNESS is a winner of the National Poetry Series Competition (2016), chosen by Terrance Hayes, and forthcoming from Penguin (2017).

 

Philip Schaefer‘s  first book [Hideous] Miraculous won the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize and is forthcoming in 2017 from The University of Utah Press.

 

Laura Van Prooyen‘s Our House Was on Fire, was awarded the McGovern Prize (Ashland Poetry Press 2015) and the 2015 Writers’ League of Texas Poetry Book Award.

 

Ocean Vuong published Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016), winner of the 2016 Whiting Award.

 

Keith S. Wilson won the Baltic Kentucky Writers Fellowship.

 

 

*Also a RHINO editor.

May 7, 6:30pm | RHINO at Evanston Lit Fest!

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Join us at the Evanston Literary Festival this Saturday, May 7 from 6:30-8 pm! Readings from RHINO 2016 poets Pam Miller, Max Barry, Jim Warner, and Ann Hudson, as well as RHINO editors Ralph Hamilton, Kenyatta Rogers, Jacob Saenz, and Angela Narciso Torres.

Sidetracked Studio, 707 Chicago Ave., Evanston


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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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RHINO 2015 Online Issue No. 1.3 is here

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The editors of RHINO are thrilled to announce that our third and final 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.

 

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

 

The online issue now includes work by

D.M. Aderibigbe • Sylvia Ashby • Jen Bartman • Julia Bouwsma • Shevaun Brannigan  • Enda Carty • Sam Cha • Wendy Chin-Tanner • Nina Corwin • Lisa Croneberg • Kyle Dacuyan • Agnes Davis • Kimberly D. Dixon-Mays • John Duvernoy • Cal Freeman • Ruth Goring • Amy Grimm • Kathleen Hellen • Sara Henning • Sophia Holtz • Ruth Holzer • Cynthia Huntington • Richard Jones • Mary Soon Lee • Brianna Low • Marco Maisto • Timothy Martin • John McCarthy • Max McDonough • Janet McNally • Lucien Darjeun Meadows • Jeffrey Morgan • Peter E. Murphy •  Kelly Nelson • Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson • Raul Palma • Deborah Paredez • Zoe Polach • Alexis Quinlan • Kenyatta Rogers • Christa Romanosky • Cintia Santana • Ravi Shankar & Nancy Kuhl  • Shoshauna Shy • Brian Simoneau • Sarah J. Sloat • BJ Soloy • Joannie Stangeland • Will Stockton • Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet • John Surowiecki • Daniel Tobin • Emily Tuszynska • V.R. Waters • Quinn White •  Derek JG Williams • Bill Yarrow 

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

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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

Save the date!

#chibook15 #rhinopoetry
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RHINO on Roscoe! Open Mic and Reading at the Village Tap – Sunday, 7-19-15

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We will be gathering at the Village Tap in Roscoe Village at 2055 W. Roscoe St. on Sunday afternoon, July 19, from 4-6pm, holding forth in the “back room,” which is actually a covered beer garden out back.  

Open Mic – one poem per poet, please!

Featuring these fine RHINO poets:

Keith Wilson
Ruth Goring 
Bill Yarrow
Lisa Croneberg
Faisal Mohyuddin
Maya Marshall
Kenyatta Rogers
Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson

With special closing act, fast rising Chicago hip-hop MC Rich Jones, who will be performing an a cappella version of a medley from his piece “Chicagoland” (recently presented to strong response at the Elastic Arts Stage at the Logan Square Arts Fest).  

Cheers!
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RHINO 2015 Launch Party and more at AWP!

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Minneapolis, MN – April 8 – 11, 2015
Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference (AWP)

RHINO’s Bookfair table number is 1529

 

Join us for our 

RHINO 2015 Issue Launch Party!

Thursday April 9, 2015

1200 Nicollet Mall S, Minneapolis


6-minute walk from the AWP Convention Center!

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Doors open at 7pm!

Featuring poets from RHINO 2015

Julia Bouwsma

Julia Bouwsma

Joe Eldridge

Joe Eldridge

Sara Henning

Sara Henning

Amorak Huey

Amorak Huey

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Cintia Santana

Cintia Santana

Brian Simoneau

Brian Simoneau

Rachel Slotnick

Rachel Slotnick

Paul Tran

Paul Tran

Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson

In addition, you’ll find editors these AWP events at the Minneapolis Convention Center:

Virginia Bell:
Friday, April 10
4:30-5:45 pm
Room M100, D&E

“Teaching Experimentation: The Freedom in Constraints”

Virginia Bell, Shailen Mishra, Ryan Clark, and Michelle Naka Pierce

Kenyatta Rogers:
Saturday, April 11
3:00-4:15 pm
Room 205 A&B
S242. Speculating Darkly: A Poetry Reading.

(Bianca Spriggs ,  Keith Wilson,  Kenyatta Rogers ,  Ladan Osman,  Airea Matthews) Taking its title and spirit from a series of essays written by poet Roger Reeves (published on the Poetry Foundation’s “Harriet the Blog”), and subsequent reading series curated by poet and visual artist Krista Franklin, “Speculating Darkly, or The Folk Surreal Future,” is a poetry reading that features some of the Midwest’s emerging African Diaspora writers who focus on the Black Fantastic, the Grotesque, the Afro-Surreal, the Gothic, the speculative, and science fiction.

 

 Angela Narciso Torres
Thursday, April 9, 10pm
Friday, April 10 from 10-noon

Signing copies of her book “Blood Orange” at the Willow Books table

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RHINO Reads! Open mic and featured readers Kenyatta Rogers and Keith Wilson – 5-30-14

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Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston

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Kenyatta Rogers is a Cave Canem fellow and was the 2012-2013 Visiting Poet in English, at Columbia College Chicago. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. A 2014 Pushcart nominee and 2012 Best of the Net nominee, his work has been previously published in or is forthcoming from Jubilat, Vinyl, Court Green, The Volta, Reverie, Black Tongue Review, Cave Canem Anthology XIII, Columbia Poetry Review among others. He frequently does readings and workshops in and around Chicago where he lives and works as a teaching artist.

 

Keith S. Wilson is an Affrilachian Poet, Cave Canem fellow, graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, and recipient of a Bread Loaf scholarship.
His work has appeared or is appearing in the following journals: American Letters & Commentary, 32 Poems, Cider Press Review, Anti-, Muzzle, Mobius, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Additionally, he has had poems nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net award.

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