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RHINO Reads! Global Poetry & Translation

  • The Celtic Knot 626 Church Street Evanston, Illinois (map)

Founded as a grassroots poetry workshop in Evanston in 1976, RHINO Poetry publishes an award-winning annual journal of poetry, flash prose, and translations.  We also host The Poetry Forum--free monthly poetry workshops at the Evanston Public Library--and RHINO Reads!--free monthly readings at Bookends & Beginnings. 

As part of Evanston Lit Fest 2019, we are thrilled to host a reading of global poetry and translations, with work in English translated from Japanese, Serbian, Urdu, Portuguese, and Spanish.  As editors, we believe that poetry crosses borders in powerful and important ways.  Readers and audiences deserve to hear the voices that emerge around the globe in a variety of languages.  We would like to welcome these voices to the Evanston community and hope you will join us! The reading will be followed by a 15 min. open mic for poets. Featuring host Virginia Bell and readers Naoko Fujimoto, Faisal Mohyuddin, Zafar Malik, Carlo Matos, Lucina Schell, Maja Teref, and Steven Teref.