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Rattle is a publication of the Rattle Foundation, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the practice of poetry, and is not affiliated with any other organization.

Rattle is a publication of the Rattle Foundation, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the practice of poetry, and is not affiliated with any other organization.
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Rattle is a publication of the Rattle Foundation, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the practice of poetry, and is not affiliated with any other organization.

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ep. 20 - Naomi Shihab Nye

12/4/2019
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Naomi Shihab Nye was interviewed in Rattle #21, and in this week we discuss her newest book The Tiny Journalist. She has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow (Library of Congress). She has received a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, four Pushcart Prizes, the Robert Creeley Prize, and "The Betty Prize" from Poets House, for service to poetry, and...

Duration:01:32:21

ep. 19 - Bob Hicok

11/27/2019
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Bob Hicok has appeared in several issues of Rattle, including the conversation in issue #29. His poems have appeared in a wide variety of magazines, journals, and anthologies, including the New Yorker, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, and numerous volumes of The Best American Poetry. His books have been awarded the Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress and named a "Notable Book of the Year" by Booklist. His most recent book is Hold. Hicok has worked as an automotive die designer and...

Duration:01:29:03

ep. 18 - Nickole Brown

11/20/2019
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Nickole Brown's chapbook To Those Who Were Our First Gods was winner of the 2018 Rattle Chapbook Prize. She received her MFA from the Vermont College, studied literature at Oxford University, and was the editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. She worked at Sarabande Books for ten years. Her first collection, Sister, a novel-in-poems, was first published in 2007 by Red Hen Press and a new edition was reissued by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2018. Her second book, a...

Duration:01:33:55

ep. 17 - Wally Swist

11/13/2019
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Wally Swist is the author of some three dozen books and chapbooks of poetry and prose, most recently The Bees of the Invisible. His book Huang Po and the Dimensions of Love was selected co-winner of the 2011 Crab Orchard Series Open Poetry Contest, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa served as judge, and the book was published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2012. Swist is a recipient of Artist's Fellowships in poetry from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts (1977 and...

Duration:01:02:15

ep. 16 - Lynne Knight

11/6/2019
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Lynne Knight was the winner of the 2009 Rattle Poetry Prize. She is the author of several books of poetry, most recently The Persistence of Longing (2016) and The Language of Forgetting (2018). Her cycle of poems on Impressionist winter paintings, Snow Effects (2008), has been translated into French by Nicole Courtet. Knight’s work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2000, and her awards include a Theodore Roethke Award from Poetry Northwest, a Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry...

Duration:01:04:57

ep. 15 - Francesca Bell

10/25/2019
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Francesca Bell was born in Spokane, Washington, into a family with deep, hardscrabble roots in the Northwest. Her poems and translations appear in many magazines including ELLE, Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, North American Review, and Prairie Schooner. She’s also appeared in many issues of Rattle, was the featured conversation in issue #56, and won the 2014 Neil Postman Award for Metaphor. She is the co-translator of Palestinian poet Shatha Abu Hnaish’s collection, A Love That Hovers...

Duration:01:08:24

ep. 14 - Janet Fitch

10/23/2019
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Janet Fitch is the author of the #1 national bestseller White Oleander, a novel translated into 24 languages, an Oprah Book Club book and the basis of a feature film; Paint It Black, also widely translated and made into a 2017 film; and two epic novels of the Russian Revolution, "The Revolution of Marina M" and "Chimes of a Lost Cathedral." Many of the characters in those last two books are poets, with a body of poems written by Janet, which she'll share as poems as we discuss the book. For...

Duration:01:35:02

ep. 13 - Aaron Poochigian

10/15/2019
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Aaron Poochigian earned a PhD in Classics from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. His book of translations from Sappho, Stung With Love, was published by Penguin Classics in 2009, and his translation of Apollonius’ Jason and the Argonauts was released 2014. For his work in translation he was awarded a 2010-2011 grant by the National Endowment for the Arts. His first book of original poetry, The Cosmic Purr (Able Muse Press), was published in 2012 and...

Duration:01:34:22

ep. 12 - Bro. Yao (Hoke S. Glover III)

10/9/2019
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Bro. Yao (Hoke S. Glover III) is a poet, teacher, former owner of Karibu Books, and author of the book "Inheritance." His work has centered on issues of literacy and the promotion of reading in the African American and larger community. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Bowie State University. His poetry and/or essays have been published in African American Review, Smartish Pace and Ploughshares, as well as Rattle #52 and #60. He has recorded with Black Notes and Sunny...

Duration:01:41:03

ep. 11 - Jamey Hecht

10/2/2019
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Jamey Hecht, PhD, LMFT is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Los Angeles. He studied poetry with Allen Grossman, John Burt, and Frank Bidart at Brandeis University in the 1990’s. His first book of poems was Limousine, Midnight Blue (Red Hen Press, 2009), fifty 14-line elegies for President Kennedy. Dodo Feathers collects the best of Jamey Hecht’s poetry from the past thirty years (1989-2019). Order Dodo Feathers here:...

Duration:01:27:10

ep. 10 - Al Ortolani

9/25/2019
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Episode 10 of the Rattlecast features Al Ortolani and his 2019 Rattle Chapbook Prize winning collection "Hansel and Gretel Get the Word on the Street." Al is a retired high school teacher, so "each poem is like a chalk mark on a blackboard. Much like the teacher who has leaned one too many times against the chalk tray, Ortolani wears his poems on the back of pants, his shirt sleeves, his jacket elbows." ____ Al Ortolani’s newest collection of poetry, On the Chicopee Spur, was released from...

Duration:01:35:16

ep. 9 - Alexandra Umlas

9/18/2019
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Episode 9 of the Rattlecast features Rattle #65 contributor Alexandra Umlas and her debut book "At the Table of the Unknown," which, according to David Hernandez, is "deft, attentive, and often turn the quotidian into moments steeped in mystery." As always, we'll also include live open mic after talking to our guest. For details on how to participate, either pre-recorded or via Skype, go to: https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/ ____ Alexandra Umlas is the author of At the Table of the Unknown,...

Duration:01:35:44

ep. 8 - Kat Lehmann

9/11/2019
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Episode 8 of the Rattlecast features Kat Lehmann and her new book "Stumbling Toward Happiness," a spin on the “how to be happy” genre featuring 111 haibun and hybrid meditations of transformation and triumph. As always, we'll also include live open mic after talking to our guest. For details on how to participate, either pre-recorded or via Skype, go to: https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/ ____ Kat Lehmann is a Ph.D. scientist and a happiness and personal empowerment author. Her meditative...

Duration:01:36:57

ep. 7 - Kim Dower

9/4/2019
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Episode 7 of the Rattlecast features frequent Rattle contributor Kim Dower and her new book "Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave." Who was Tyrone Power and what was the Poet Laureate of West Hollywood doing on his grave? We'll find out! As always, we'll also include live open mic after talking to our guest. For details on how to participate, either pre-recorded or via Skype, go to: https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/ ____ Kim Dower, originally from New York City, received a BFA in Creative...

Duration:01:34:31

ep. 6 - Richard Gilbert

8/28/2019
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Episode 6 of the Rattlecast is a departure into the deep psyche—we'll be talking to Richard Gilbert about his book "Poetry as Consciousness" and the concept of the "haiku sanctuary," a zone of knowing between living and dreaming. As always, we include a live open mic after talking to our guest. For details on how to participate, either pre-recorded or via Skype, go to: https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/ Find Richard's book, "Poetry as Consciousness," here:...

Duration:02:02:28

ep. 5 - Pavana Reddy

8/21/2019
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Rattlecast #5 features Pavana Reddy, plus another Skype open mic! Pavana Reddy is a Los Angeles-based poet and songwriter. She is most well-known for her first book of poetry, Rangoli, as well as a song called “Remain the Sea,” written for the critically acclaimed album Land of Gold by Anoushka Shankar. She is currently set to release her second book of poems, Where Do You Go Alone, and is already working on her third. For more on Pavana and her work, visit her website:...

Duration:01:12:37

ep. 4 - Elizabeth S. Wolf

8/20/2019
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Rattlecast #4 features 2018 Rattle Chapbook Prize winner Elizabeth S. Wolf, plus another Skype open mic! Elizabeth S. Wolf is the author of the chapbook What I Learned: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Elizabeth’s poems have appeared in multiple anthologies and journals, including Persian Sugar in English Tea (in English & Farsi), Mosaics, Ibbetson Street, Peregrine Journal, Tuck Magazine, and others. She is a regular at the Merrimac Mic open mic and the Full Moon Story Slam. Elizabeth...

Duration:01:18:50

ep. 3 - Tribute to David Berman

8/20/2019
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This special edition of the Rattlecast takes us to a meeting of the Powow River Poets, where they remember their friend and Powow member David Berman. Two of David's poems appeared posthumously in Rattle #62, and a poem written for him by Bruce Bennett appeared in the summer issue of the magazine. Bruce recently published a limited edition chapbook about David, called "First Reader." Powow members Rhina Espaillat, Bruce Bennett, Alfred Nicoli, AM Juster join the livestream from Newburyport,...

Duration:00:56:30

ep. 2 - Lynne Thompson

8/20/2019
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Our second Rattlecast features Lynne Thompson. Lynne Thompson is the author of Start with a Small Guitar (What Books Press, 2013), Beg No Pardon (Perugia Press, 2007), and her newest book, Fretwork (Marsh Hawk Press, 2019). One of our most frequently published poets, she's also appeared in eight issues of Rattle, most recently Rattle #52. Thompson received an Artist Fellowship from the City of Los Angeles in 2015. She was born in Los Angeles, California, and received a BA from Scripps...

Duration:00:43:32

ep. 1 - Benjamin Aleshire

8/20/2019
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Our first Rattlecast livestream features Benjamin Aleshire, a poet-for-hire who travels the world writing poems for strangers on a manual typewriter. He'll read poems from his new book, Currency, and talk to Rattle editor Timothy Green about his life as a traveling bard, Instagram poetry, and more. After the featured reading, we turn the stream over to an open mic via Skype. ______ Benjamin Aleshire is an artist based in New Orleans. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Iowa Review,...

Duration:01:25:18