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RHINO Poetry 2017 this Saturday, April 29, at The Book Stall

3 pm RHINO editors write poems-on-demand! Order a poem-to-go on any topic of your choice. RHINO editor-poets will compose a poen for you on the spot in ild school typewriters for a small donation to the magazine.

4-5 pm Featured reading by RHINO 2017 poets and editors. Copies of the new issue will also be on sale. Grab some RHINO swag--bookmarks and buttons and meet the editors and poets of this 40+ award-winning literary magazine.

Featured readers:

Naoko Fujimoto was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan. She was an exchange student and received a B.A. and M.A. from Indiana University South Bend. Her recent publications are in Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, RHINO, Cream City Review, and many other journals. Her first chapbook, “Home, No Home”, won the annual Oro Fino Chapbook Competition by Educe Press. Other short collections, “Silver Seasons of Heartache” and “Cochlea”, will be published by Glass Lyre Press in May, 2017. Currently she is working on her graphic poetry co…

Available now from Glass Lyre Press - "Silver Seasons of Heartache"

Glass Lyre Press Bookstore - Right now Buy Any One Title, Get Another at 50% Off! There are wonderful poets such as Allison Joseph, Val Dering Rojas, Raymond Gibson, Lori Desrosiers, and more.
Please also enjoy reading my poetry chapbook, "Silver Seasons of Heartache". You may purchase it at Glass Lyre Press Bookstore.

Rhino Reads - April 29 Saturday

SAVE THE DATE!  April 29 Saturday: 
Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with RHINO Reads! and RHINO Writes! at The Book Stall. Order a poem-to-go written on the spot by one of our editors! Listen to readings from featured RHINO 2017 poets Pablo Otavalo, Alix Anne Shaw, Naoko Fujimoto, and more! Grab some RHINO swag, issues for sale, refreshments, and so much more...! 4/29 Sunday, 3-5 pm, The Book Stall, 811 Elm St. Winnetka, IL. — with Angela Narciso Torres, Pablo Otavalo, Nick Tryling, Ann Hudson, Alix Anne Shaw, Gail Goepfert, Naoko Fujimoto and The Book Stall.

New Poetry Chapbook - "Silver Seasons of Heartache"

"Silver Seasons of Heartache" will be available soon from Amazon and Glass Lyre Press Bookstore.
*** In Silver Seasons of Heartache, Naoko Fujimoto walks a tightrope of language, making her way word by word across the chasm where hope can fall prey to heartbreak, the maybes and might‑bes of life transformed into what simply (and complicatedly) is. She is a poet of heart and humor, of insight and image. In carefully crafted yet conversational lines, Fujimoto describes the complications of our modern lives where “enough is never enough,” but where you also might still be lucky enough to stop and savor the moment when your “breath is quiet— / waiting to catch the last lightning bug.”
—Matthew  Thorburn, author of Dear Almost