Jet Fuel Review showcases my work in their Spring 2023 features! Thank you so much for featuring me and RHINO Poetry.
I am often asked how RHINO Poetry selects readers. We welcome rising stars, our contributors, local poets, and poets who recently published their collections. RHINO also receives inquiries and selects poets by our editorial team.
Then, Liz O'Connell-Thompson and I organize reading events -- decide dates & time, book a venue, etc.
For this time, it was a collaboration event with a photographer, Stacy Mehrfar, from New York City. She has an exhibition "The Moon Belongs To Everyone" at Filter Photo.
RHINO asked guest poets to write or select after Mehrfar's photos.
It was a really, REALLY fantastic reading melding words and images.
Liz is the official RHINO MC. She writes a script for the event and speaks so well. I am looking forward to coordinating another reading event with her!
I had a chance to interview Karen Llagas. She is the author of the poetry collection, All of Us Are Cleaved.
From Top Left:
With Aaron Caycedo-Kimura at RHINO Poetry
With Danni Quintos at RHINO Reviews
With Jessica Walsh at RHINO Reviews
With Allan Haverholm at Working On Gallery
With Susanna Lang at Tupelo Quarterly
With Dennis Avelar at Working On Gallery
With Cutter Streeby and Michael Haight at RHINO Reviews
With Tana Oshima at Tupelo Quarterly
I had a chance to interview Aaron Caycedo-Kimura. He is the author of the poetry collection, Common Grace.
⚡ZINE LUNCH!⚡ presents “Create a Graphic Waka Poem!,” a free workshop with Naoko Fujimoto. In this workshop, participants will experience three things. They will understand what waka-poetry is; use their senses, especially their hearing, to create images; and think about poetry line-breaks. Naoko will guide participants through an original Japanese waka poem, introduce the translation, and adapt their interpretation into their own graphic waka.
I had a chance to interview Susanna Lang who is a French translator from Chicago, but she is currently staying in Uzès.
Instagram LIVE RHINO Poetry
December 3 - 5, 7pm CT
RHINO Poetry is celebrating Chicago poets' anthology, "Wherever I’m At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry".
The MC is our wonderful, Liz O'Connell-Thompson.
This event is that Elizabeth O'Connell-Thompson and I were brainstorming and testing earlier this month!
I had a chance to interview Jessica Walsh. She is the author of the poetry collection, Book of Gods and Grudges.
Elizabeth O'Connell-Thompson and I are brainstorming and testing our new online reading event for RHINO Poetry. We are going to have a weekend in December celebrating poetry by our Instagram Live. Stay tuned!
Liz is wonderful. Thank you so much for getting me out from my comfort zone and introducing me to a new technology.