RHINO Reads!
Open Mic Featuring Bryan Borland and Ruben Quesada
OCT 28 2016

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Open Mic        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Brothers K Coffeehouse
500 Main St., Evanston, IL

Directions

Bryan Borland, a Lambda Fellow in Poetry and winner of the 2016 Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award, is the founder and publisher of Sibling Rivalry Press, the only publishing house to ever win Lambda Literary Awards in both Gay Poetry and Lesbian Poetry. He is the author of My Life as Adam, which was selected by the American Library Association for its first annual “Over the Rainbow” list of recommended LGBT reading, and Less Fortunate Pirates: Poems from the First Year Without My Father, both from Sibling Rivalry Press, as well as DIG, just published by Stillhouse Press. He is the founding editor of Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry, which was honored in its first year by Library Journal as a “Best New Magazine,” the editor of Lady Business: A Celebration of Lesbian Poetry, which was included on 2013’s “Over the Rainbow” list, and the co-editor of Joy Exhaustible, an anthology highlighting the writing of gay publishers and editors, which was included on 2014’s “Over the Rainbow” list. He lives in Arkansas with his husband and co-publisher of Sibling Rivalry Press, Seth Pennington.

Ruben Quesada is the author of Next Extinct Mammal, translator of Luis Cernuda: Exiled from The Throne of Night, and editor of Latino Poetics, forthcoming from University of New Mexico Press, which features essays on Latina/o poetry by new and emerging Latinx writers. As an editor, he plays a direct role in various outlets, though his most visible work is as Essays Editor of The Rumpus and as Senior Editor of Queen Mob’s Teahouse. Ruben is invested in the creation of community infrastructure and the promotion of Latino writers at all stages of their career.

RHINO Reads! Open Mic Featuring Holly Amos and Matt Kelsey | SEPT 30 2016

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Open Mic        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Brothers K Coffeehouse
500 Main St., Evanston, IL

Directions

Holly Amos is an animal rights advocate and vegan. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection Continual guidance of air from H_NGM_N BKS. She is the editorial assistant for Poetry and a poetry editor for the online journal Pinwheel.

Matt Kelsey is the webmaster for RHINO, and teaches at Northwestern’s Center for Talent Development. He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference the past two summers. His writing has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets, Pacifica Literary Review, and elsewhere.

RHINO Reads! Open Mic with Featured Readers John Goode and C. Russell Price | AUG 26, 2016

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Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K Coffeehouse
500 Main St., Evanston, IL

Directions

John Goode is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee.  His poems have appeared in a variety of magazines including: Arsenic Lobster, Rattle, Slipstream, Mudfish, Bottle of Smoke Press, After Hours, and Skidrow Penthouse.  He was First Runner-Up for the Ronald Wardall Award from Rain Mountain Press.  And his poetry collection, “Graduating from Eternity” was published by Rain Mountain Press in 2013.  He lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

C. Russell Price is an Appalachian genderqueer punk poet originally from Virginia but now lives on Chicago’s northside. Previous publications include: Court Green, Lambda Lit, Nimrod International, Weave, and elsewhere. They were a 2015 Lambda Lit Fellow and a finalist for the Edes Prize, Luminarts Fellowship, and the Boston Review/Discovery Award. Their chapbook TONIGHT, WE FUCK THE TRAILER PARK OUT OF EACH OTHER was published by Sibling Rivalry Press in June 2016. They currently teach poetry writing at Northwestern University and work with The Offing.

RHINO Reads! Open Mic with Featured Readers Allison Joseph and Jon Tribble | FRIDAY 7-29-16

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Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K Coffeehouse
500 Main St., Evanston, IL

Directions

 

Allison Joseph lives in Carbondale, Illinois, where she co-directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University.  She serves as editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review. Her books include What Keeps Us Here (winner of the Ampersand Press Women Poets Series Prize and the John C. Zacharis Prize), Soul Train (Carnegie Mellon), In Every Seam (Pittsburgh), Imitation of Life (Carnegie Mellon), Worldly Pleasures (winner of the Word Press Poetry Prize) and Voice: Poems (Mayapple Press).  Her most recent full-length poetry collection, My Father’s Kites, was published in 2010 by Steel Toe Books. Recently published books and chapbooks include Trace Particles (Backbone Press), Little Epiphanies (Imaginary Friend Press), Mercurial (Mayapple Press), Mortal Rewards (White Violet Press), and Multitudes (forthcoming, July 2016, Word Press).

 

 

Jon Tribble is the Managing Editor of Crab Orchard Review and the Series Editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry. His first book of poems, Natural State, was published by Glass Lyre Press in 2016; his second poetry collection, And There Is Many a Good Thing, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in 2017. He is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, Sewanee Writers Conference, and Sarah Lawrence College. He is a recent winner in the Nazim Hikmet International Poetry Competition. He teaches and conducts literary magazine and publishing internships for creative writing students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

 

 

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!

 

 

April 17, 2016 RHINO 2016 Release Party in Chicagoland

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Help us celebrate the release of RHINO 2016!

 

     SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH

2 – 4:00 PM

at the home of Ralph Hamilton:

      630 Clinton Place, Evanston, IL

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Featuring these local poets from RHINO 2016

Tina Boyer Brown

Teresa Dzieglewicz

Aricka Foreman

Katie Hartsock

Ann Hudson

Sarah Jefferis

Sarah Kim

Simon Mermelstein

Pam Miller

Dipika Mukherjee

Mike Puican

plus more RHINO poets at the open mike!*

We will award poet, publisher, writer, teacher, and activist Haki Madhubuti the 2016 Paladin Award for outstanding service to Illinois poetry.

RHINO 2016 & other delicious publications and accoutrements

will be available for purchase & perusal.

#Poetrychangeseverything

*Poets who have appeared in RHINO and one poem limit, please!

Sign-up sheet will be at the door.

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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!

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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 Release Party! — 4-19-15

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Help us celebrate the release of RHINO 2015!

 

     SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH

2 – 4:00 PM

at the home of Ralph Hamilton:

      630 Clinton Place, Evanston, IL

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Featuring these poets from RHINO 2015

Nina Corwin

Kimberly D. Dixon-Mays

Joe Eldridge

Maya Marshall

Carlos Matos

Marcia Pradzinski

Shoshauna Shy

Tim Cook

Arne Weingart

Keith Wilson

plus more RHINO poets at the open mike!*

 

RHINO 2015 & other delicious publications and accoutrements

will be available for purchase & perusal.

Eat, drink, and be poetry.

*Poets who have appeared in RHINO and one poem limit, please!