Publisher’s Description: RHINO—the little magazine with the big horn—is an award-winning independent annual featuring poetry, short shorts, and translations. Visit our website to read excerpts and purchase the latest RHINO —a volume of sometimes sublime, frequently surprising work. Each annual edition contains work from more than 110 writers, and we are proud of our track-record in publishing both talented newcomers and established writers. RHINO has won eight Illinois Literary Awards, and we encourage regional talent while listening to voices from around the world. Consistent qualities found within our widely diverse annual include humor, eccentricity, thoughtfulness, and a love of language.
Literary Magazine Review believes we are “an annual that anyone interested in American poetry should attend to,” and NewPages describes RHINO as: “Interesting and courageous, the works here throw off the mantles of either extreme academe or extreme experimentalism, and instead embrace their own bracing truths.” Recent contributors include Jose Angel Araguz, Denise Duhamel, Arielle Greenberg, Nate Marshall, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Marge Piercy, sam sax, and Danez Smith.
RHINO also presents monthly workshops, plus various readings and open mics (detailed on our website), and we promote a culture of community. Annual Editors' Prizes recognize exceptional work published in RHINO, and our Founders' Prize rewards distinct voices in poetry.