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 collection, which will be published by Tupelo Press.

Ann Hudson's first book, The Armillary Sphere, was chosen by Mary Kinzie for the Hollis Summers Prize and was published by Ohio University Press. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Chautauqua, Cider Press Review, Crab Orchard Review, North American Review, Orion, Rhino, Spoon River Poetry Review, Seattle Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Evanston, and teaches at Chiaravalle Montessori School.

Gail Goepfert’s a poet, photographer, teacher, and an associate editor for RHINO Poetry. A Mind on Pain, a first chapbook, was released in 2015. Recent publications include Crab Orchard, Found Poetry and Jet Fuel Reviews, Minerva Rising, Kudzu House, and Rattle. She lives, writes, and snaps photos in Chicagoland. gailgoepfert.com

Pablo Otavalo is from Cuenca, Ecuador but now lives and writes in Evanston. A recipient of the 2013 & 2014 Illinois Emerging Poet prize, his is work has recently appeared in Rhino Magazine, Jet Fuel Review, Structo Magazine, Ninth Letter, Helicon, Tupelo Press, and Glass Poetry Journal. He’s an avid chess player and there are many things we have not lost. He can be found at pablootavalo.com

Alix Anne Shaw is the author of two poetry collections: Dido in Winter (Persea 2014), and Undertow (Persea 2007), winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize. Most recently, parts of Rough Ground appeared as a chapbook, Contingent, from Damask Press (2016). Her poems and reviews have appeared in Harvard Review, Black Warrior Review, Denver Quarterly, The Los Angeles Review, The Kenyon Review, and New American Writing. She is also a sculptor, with work online at www.anneshaw.org.

Angela Narciso Torres’s first book, Blood Orange, won the Willow Books Literature Award for Poetry. Recent work appears in Kyoto Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Colorado Review, and Drunken Boat. A graduate of Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Angela has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Illinois Arts Council, and Ragdale Foundation. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manila, she serves as a senior poetry editor for RHINO, a publicity coordinator for Woman Made Gallery Literary Events, and a reader for New England Review. www.angelanarcisotorres.com

Nick Tryling is one of the newest members of the RHINO editorial staff and is looking forward to summer in Chicago. She earned her MFA in poetry at American University and has spent most of the last decade teaching college writing.