artwork > 2011

collage on paper
approx: 7 x 4"

cover image of Rhino 2011 poetry journal

Doug Stapleton’s cover art is a departure for us – odd, quirky, powerful, polarizing. It has motion and strength, like the best poetry (or like a charging rhino!) and is, in all of these ways, a perfect fit for RHINO and for our amazing 2011 issue in particular. RHINO has always been about the gathering of disparate voices, and this image embodies that. In its center, I’m reminded of Rilke’s “Archaic Torso of Apollo” and that poem’s final words, which resonate as a call to artists everywhere: “You must change your life.”

~Jan Bottiglieri (Managing Editor) (from

Private Collection, Evanston IL