April 30, 2016 RHINO at Chicago Poetry Fest

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Join us Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ the Chicago Poetry Fest!

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Harold Washington Library Center

400 S. State Street, Chicago | Get Directions

Meet editors and pick up some RHINO swag, including our famous book marks, “Poetry Changes Everything” t-shirts, and of course, RHINO the journal.

The new issue will be hot off our press, and we’ll have back issues for only $6.

This all-day event will include workshops, performances, readings, and exhibitors.

RHINO Celebrates 40 Years | Haki Madhubuti Receives 2016 Paladin Award

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Susanna Lang reads a poem by Helen Degen Cohen.

Susanna Lang reads a poem by Helen Degen Cohen.

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Tina Boyer Brown

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Aricka Foreman

Teresa Dzieglewicz

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Katie Hartsock

Katie Hartsock

Ann Hudson

Ann Hudson

Sarah Jefferis

Sarah Jefferis

Sarah Kim

Sarah Kim

Simon Mermelstein

Simon Mermelstein

Pamela Miller

Pamela Miller

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Dipika Mukherjee

Dipika Mukherjee

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Mike Puican

Mike Puican

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Kenyatta Rogers presents Haki Madhubuti with the 2016 Paladin Award “for outstanding contributions to poetry in Illinois.”

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Beth McDermott reads “For the Consideration of Poets” from Haki Madhubuti’s book Run Toward Fear.

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(from left) Valerie Wallace, Carol Eding, Virginia Bell, Jacob Saenz, Haki Madhubuti, Rochelle Jones, Jan Bottiglieri, David Jones, Deborah Rosen, Angela Narciso Torres, Ralph Hamilton, Gail Goepfert, Kenyatta Rogers, Lisa Croneberg, Beth McDermott.

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Photos by Marc Monaghan.

Check our Facebook Album RHINO 2016 Release Party for more photos!

Haki Madhubuti to receive RHINO’s Paladin Award – April 17, 2016

The editors of RHINO will present poet, publisher, teacher, writer, and advocate Haki Madhubuti with the 2016 Paladin Award on April 17, 2016.

The award is for “outstanding contribution to Illinois poetry” and will be presented at the 2016 RHINO issue release party, at the home of Editor-in-chief Ralph Hamilton, 630 S. Clinton Avenue in Evanston. The event will begin at 2pm.

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photo by Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune.

For more about Haki Madhubuti:

“Poet Haki Madhubuti a Chicago Literary Force” – Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune

Haki Madhubuti on the Poetry Foundation website

 

More information about the RHINO 2016 Release Party can be found here.

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Photo Album – Celebration in LA #AWP16

 

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IMG_3193March 30-April 1: RHINO’s table at AWP was abuzz with former contributors stopping by and meeting new friends.

We kept a lively account of our #AWP16 activities on social media – even if don’t have accounts, you can check our antics here on Twitter and here on Facebook.

March 31: We celebrated 40 years of RHINO and kicked off our “40 Readings in 40 Cities” initiative with what else but poetry and cake!  Hygge Bakery in downtown Los Angeles turned out to be a perfect venue for a poetry reading party.

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JoAnn Balingit

JoAnn Balingit

Aricka Foreman

Aricka Foreman

Emcee Jan Bottiglieri

Emcee Jan Bottiglieri

Tim Hillegonds

Tim Hillegonds

Safia Jama

Safia Jama

 

 

 

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Sarah Katz

Sarah Katz

Kyle McCord

Kyle McCord

Justin Phillip Reed

Justin Phillip Reed

Cintia Santana

Cintia Santana

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Standing room only at Hygge Bakery

Ann Hurtado at the open mic

 

John Goselee

John Goselee at the open mic

Jennifer Sperry Steinworth at the open mic

Jennifer Sperry Steinworth at the open mic

Nathan McClain at the open mic

Nathan McClain at the open mic

Peter Shireson at the open mic

Peter Shireson at the open mic

Nicole Miyashiro at the open mic "I just stopped in for a coffee. This is wonderful!"

Nicole Miyashiro at the open mic “I just stopped in for a coffee. This is wonderful!”

And a final special thank you to open mic reader and our volunteer poet Bill Yarrow.

And a final special thank you to open mic reader and our volunteer poet Bill Yarrow!

 

 

 

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!

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 at #AWP16 Bookfair | Los Angeles Issue Launch March 31, 2016

 

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Los Angeles, CA | March 30 – April 2, 2016
Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference (AWP)
The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The 2015 conference featured over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in Los Angeles in 2016 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer.”

RHINO’s Bookfair table number is 1264

Come celebrate our 40th year! New t-shirts, our famous bookmarks and pins, and discounts galore!

RHINO 2016 Issue Launch Party

5pm – 7pm March 31

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Hygge Bakery Downtown Los Angeles

1106 S. Hope Street

List of readers coming soon!

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Congratulations Editors’ Prize winner Lee Sharkey, 2nd place winner Catherine Wing, and Honorable Mention Teresa Dzieglewicz!

Every year the Editors of RHINO Poetry select works that have had the greatest impact on us. Cash awards are given for First, Second, and Honorable Mention. Winners are acknowledged in that year’s journal and on our website. We have a tradition of nominating the first prize winner for the Pushcart Prize. We occasionally nominate other Place winners for a Pushcart Prize. There is no application process.

2016 Editors’ Prizes

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First Prize: Lee Sharkey  for Tashlich

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Second Prize: Catherine Wing – Report from the Neandertal Mind

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Honorable Mention: Teresa Dzieglewicz – Stranger, thank you for giving me this body

Their work will appear in RHINO 2016 (and available on our website), scheduled for release (as always) in April, National Poetry Month.

Bill Christophersen wins Translation Prize for “The Seafarer” in RHINO 2016

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The Editors of RHINO Poetry may choose to award a prize for a translated poem which had the greatest impact on us for that reading period. There is no application process, and editors reserve the right not to award a prize in any particular year.

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The 2016 RHINO Translation Prize is awarded to Bill Christophersen for his translation from the Anglo-Saxon of  The Seafarer, by Anonymous.

We’ll celebrate Bill in RHINO 2016 and with a $50 award.

Congratulations, Bill!

Congratulations Greg Grummer, 2016 Founders’ Prize Winner, and Runners-up Katie Heartsick and Teresa Dzieglewicz

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The editors of RHINO are happy to announce the winner, runners-up and selections for the 2016 issue from our Founders’ Contest!

  • The winner will receive $500.00, publication in the next issue, will be featured on our website, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
  • Two runners up will receive $50.00, publication in the next issue, and will be featured on our website. We occasionally nominate a runner-up for a Pushcart Prize.
  • The annual issue will be published in April 2016.

The winner of our Founders’ Prize for the 2016 issue:

Greg GrummerGreg Grummer, “The Great Butterfly Collapse”

Runners-Up:
Katie Hartsock, “On the Heat of Upstate Travel in the Advancing Polar Air”
Teresa Dzieglewicz, “St Maria Goretti speaks to the girl”

In addition to the above winners, we selected the following for publication in the 2016 issue:

Jose Araguz, “Scripture: Meadowlark” and “Scripture: Hour”
Joann Balingit, “Limón Homage”
Teresa Dzieglewicz, “Stranger, Thank You for Giving Me This Body”
Ann Hudson, “Having It Out with Walt Whitman at ACE Hardware”
Sarah Kim, “Reflection”
Fergus McAlister, “Haven”
Pablo Otavalo ,”El Morro”
Maggie Rowe, “Like a Solemn Friend Inebriate with Rain”
Lee Sharkey “Tashlich” and “Old World”
Marilyn Taylor, “Ice”

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