RHINO Poetry

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Rhino Poetry is a nonprofit literary journal based in Evanston, Illinois.[1] Established in 1976 as an outlet for members of the Poetry Forum workshops,[2] Rhino expanded its scope in 2002 to national and international poets.[3] It features works from unknown and established English-language poets,[1] as well as short'shorts or flash fiction and poetry in translation.[4] One of the oldest independent literary journals in the Midwest,[5] Rhino Poetry holds monthly poetry readings in Evanston,[6] which have been active since 2002. The Illinois Arts Council awarded RHINO poets with literary prizes in 2002,[7] 2003,[8] and 2008.[9] Literary Magazine Review called it, “an annual that anyone interested in American poetry should attend to”.[10] It has received funding from the Evanston Arts Council[11] and the Town of Normal Harmon Arts Grant.[12]

Yusef Komunyakaa selected a Rhino 2002 poem, “Skin” by poet Susan Dickman, Rhino 2002[3] for publication in The Best American Poetry 2003.[13] In 2006, Billy Collins selected Daniel Gutstein's "Monsieur Pierre Est Mort" from Rhino 2005 [14] for The Best American Poetry 2006.[15]


  1. ^ a b 2011 Poet's Market
  2. ^ [The Reader's Guide To Arts And Entertainment, Friday, May 26, 2000 Volume 04 No 32]
  3. ^ a b Rhino Poetry 2002
  4. ^ New Pages May 2006
  5. ^ New Pages December 2007
  6. ^ Chicago Poetry Events
  7. ^ Illinois Arts Council Fiscal Year 2002 Grants, p. 35 Rhino 2001: Gail Lukasik, "In Country" & Maureen Seaton, "Toy Weather"
  8. ^ Illinois Arts Council Announces FY03 Literary Awards Recipients for poetry in Rhino 2002: David Bond, "Head" & Susan Dickman, "Skin"
  9. ^ Illinois Arts Council Annual Report Fiscal Year 2008: “Coins” by Geoffrey Forsyth in Rhino 2007
  10. ^ Literary Magazine Review
  11. ^ Evanston Arts Council Annual Report
  12. ^ Town of Normal Harmon Arts Grant
  13. ^ The Best American Poetry 2003, ed. Yusef Komunyakaa, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2003, p. 57.
  14. ^ Rhino 2005
  15. ^ The Best American Poetry 2006, ed. Billy Collins, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2006, p. 45.

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