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

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Jon Tribble

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!

 

 

RHINO Reads! Open Mic and Featured Readers Simon Mermelstein and Mark Magoon FRI 6-24-16

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Simon Mermlestein

Mark Magoon

Mark Magoon

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

Simon Mermelstein is a poet and performer from Ann Arbor, MI.  His poetry has appeared in Atlanta Review, RHINO, Spillway, FreezeRay, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Cleaver, Mobius, Radius, The MacGuffin, Poems-For-All, and a healthy handful of other places.  He’s been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, and has just released his second chapbook, “The Continuing Adventures of Orthomax (now with BOMBASTIC PENTAMETER®!!!). In his spare time, he enjoys winning slams and getting published.

 

Mark Magoon is a poet, writer, and educator. His work—which has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize—has appeared in Burrow Press, DIAGRAM, Midwestern Gothic, The Nervous Breakdown and many other venues. His book of poems The Upper Peninsula Misses You (ELJ Publications, 2015) is his first release bound by a single spine. Magoon teaches writing at UIC, tutors at the City Colleges, reviews works of poetry for Chicago Review of Books, and makes home in the Windy City with a wife that’s far too pretty.

RHINO Reads! Open Mic and Featured Readers Marc Frazier and Keith Leonard 4-29-16

Marc Frazier

Marc Frazier

Keith Leonard

Keith Leonard

Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston

Directions

 

 

Marc Frazier has been widely published in journals including The Spoon River Poetry Review, ACM, Good Men Project, f(r)iction, Slant, Permafrost, Plainsongs, Poet Lore, Rhino, and Connotation Press. He is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for poetry. His book The Way Here and his chapbooks The Gods of the Grand Resort and After are available on Amazon as well as his second full-length collection titled Each Thing Touches from Glass Lyre Press. He has done readings and led workshops in the Chicago area for many years.

 

Keith Leonard‘s first collection of poems, Ramshackle Ode, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in April 2016. He is also the author of a chapbook, Still, the Shore, published by YesYes Books. Keith is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Indiana University.

 

 

RHINO Reads! 3-25-16 Poetry & Justice: #Flint to Benefit FlintKids.org with Sarah Carson, Traci Currie, Nic Custer, Larry O. Dean, Jade Ponds, Kelsey Ronan, Jan Worth-Nelson

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Traci Currie

Nic Custer

Nic Custer

Larry O. Dean

Larry O. Dean

Jade Ponds

Jade Ponds

Kelsey

Kelsey Ronan

Jan Worth-Nelson

Jan Worth-Nelson


Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston

Directions

This month’s RHINO Reads! features seven writers from Flint, Michigan whose work explores the joys and challenges of living in a city best known for blight, violence and, most recently, poisoned drinking water.

Proceeds from book sales at the event will be donated to flintkids.org — an initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint aimed at ensuring Flint’s children are afforded the resources and interventions to overcome exposure to lead.

 

Sarah Carson was born and raised in Flint but now lives in Chicago. She is the author of the poetry collections Poems in which You Die and Buick City. Her poetry and other writing has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, the Nashville Review, New Orleans Review, the Minnesota Review and Whiskey Island, among others. Sometimes she blogs at sarahamycarson.com.

 

As a 20-year spoken word artist, Traci Currie uses the stage as a platform to address gender, race, class and sexual orientation. She is currently teaching at the University of Michigan-Flint in the Communication and Visual Arts Department. In addition, she co-facilitates spoken word workshops with young women in the juvenile detention system and is working to complete a book of poetry.

 

Nic Custer is a poet, playwright, journalist, and MC who has contributed to eight original plays about Flint. He served as Artist-in-Residence for a National Endowment for the Arts project and is the author of the poetry collection Nothing Works, Everyone Labors.

 

Larry O. Dean‘s numerous books include Activities of Daily Living (forthcoming, 2017), Brief Nudity (2013), Basic Cable Couplets (2012), abbrev (2011), About the Author(2011), and I Am Spam (2004). He is also an acclaimed singer-songwriter whose latest solo album is Good Grief (2015). The sophomore album from his band, The Injured Parties, is due in 2016. For more info, go to larryodean.com.

 

Jade Ponds was born in Banbury, England but moved to Flint in 1984 at the age of 2.  She has been writing since 10 years old. She pursued her undergraduate and graduate work in Creative Writing at University of Michigan-Flint. She has published 2 books of poetry and is presently working on her 3rd book called One Petal At a Time.

 

Kelsey Ronan grew up in Flint, Michigan. Her fiction and journalism have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Belt Magazine, Indiana Review, Cream City Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and the St Louis Post-Dispatch. She lives in St. Louis, where she coordinates Grand Boulevard Workshops, a creative writing outreach program.

 

Jan Worth-Nelson a tried-and-true Flintoid who balances exasperation with abiding love for her adopted hometown. Worth-Nelson’s essays, poems and fiction have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Fourth Genre, Passages North, and Midwestern Gothic, among others.  MFA graduate of the Warren Wilson College program in creative writing, she wrote the 2006 novel Night Blind, based on her experiences in the Peace Corps.  Retired from a longtime career as a writing teacher at the University of Michigan – Flint, she commutes between Flint and San Pedro, CA with her husband.

RHINO Reads! Open mic and featured readers Matthew Minicucci and Brenna Lemieux, Friday 2-26-16

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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

Directions

Brenna Lemieux earned an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has lived in Chicago, Baltimore, Paris, Galway, and  southern Illinois. She is the author of The Gospel of Household Plants from Quercus Review.

Matthew Minicucci is the author of two collections of poetry: Translation (Kent State University Press, 2015), chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize, and Small Gods (New Issues, 2017), forthcoming from New Issues Press in 2017. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2014Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily, among others. He currently teaches writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.

 

RHINO Reads! Open mic and featured readers Dylan Weir and Anita Olivia Koester Friday, 1-29-16

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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

Directions

Dylan Weir is a Chicagoan and MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he teaches creative writing. He holds an MA with distinction in Literature from DePaul. Dylan has work in The Boiler, Blue Earth Review, Rhino, Rust+Moth, Word Riot, & others. He is a co-editor at Devil’s Lake. Find him on twitter @dylanweird.

 

Anita Olivia Koester is a poet and photographer. Her poetry and photography can be found in numerous publications including Tahoma Literary Review, Unsplendid, HEArt, Hobart, Midwestern Gothic, Third Wednesday, Forth and elsewhere. Recently, Shot Glass Journal nominated her for a Pushcart Prize and she won the First Night Evanston Poetry Contest. She was also a finalist in Photographer’s Forum Annual Spring Contest and is published in their book, Best of Photography 2015. Last year, she attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and had residencies at Art Farm and SAFTA, and a photography exhibition at Perkolator. This year, she will be a poetry resident at the Vermont Studio Center and her photography will be exhibited at numerous locations. When not traveling, she lives in Portage Park with her books and her Australian Shepherd.

RHINO at First Night Evanston: 9pm 12-31-15 with J. Max Barry, Virginia Bell, Tina Boyer Brown, Greg Grummer, Ralph Hamilton, Anthony Madrid, Pam Miller, Pablo Otavalo, Jacob Saenz

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We’re delighted to join the fabulous entertainment, venues, and revelry
Bring in the new year with RHINO poets & readers at 9pm, December 31, 2015
First Presbyterian Church
1427 Chicago Avenue – Walker Chapel
Featured readers

J. Max Barry

Virginia Bell

Tina Boyer Brown

Greg Grummer

Ralph Hamilton

Anthony Madrid

Pam Miller

Pablo Otavalo

Jacob Saenz

Helen Degen Cohen reading her work (videos)

Many thanks to Bill Yarrow for providing these wonderful videos of Helen Degen Cohen reading from her work. We’re pleased to give them a home here.

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RHINO Reads! on March 20, 2014


Reading from “Habry” at the Glass Lyre Reading in Glenview, Illinois, on September 27, 2014.

Reading from “Neruda Nights” at the Glass Lyre Reading in Glenview, Illinois, on September 27, 2014.

Reading her poem “Zimmerman, or Stand Your Ground” at the Glass Lyre Reading in Glenview, Illinois, on  September 27, 2014.

Reading her poem “Truth” at the Glass Lyre Reading in Glenview, Illinois, on  September 27, 2014.

Reading some film poems at the Glass Lyre Reading in Glenview, Illinois, on  September 27, 2014.

Glass Lyre Press Reading, “100 Thousand Poets for Change”, The Book Market, Glenview, September 26, 2015.

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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