1 hr 8 min

ep. 34 - Jimmy Pappas Rattlecast

    • Arts

Episode #34 welcomes Rattle Chapbook Prize winner and Readers' Choice Award winner Jimmy Pappas and his new book Falling off the Empire State Building.

Jimmy Pappas served during the Vietnam War as an English language instructor training South Vietnamese soldiers. He received a BA in English at Bridgewater State University and an MA in English literature from Rivier University. His poems have been published in over 80 journals, including Sheila-Na-Gig, Cha:An Asian Literary Journal, Shot Glass Journal, Off the Coast, and Boston Literary Magazine. The poem “Bobby’s Story” was winner of the 2017 Rattle Poetry Prize Readers’ Choice Award. Other poems about veterans are included in Jimmy’s first book, Scream Wounds, published by A15 Press in 2019. Jimmy is vice president of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire and lives with his wife Barbara in the small town of Chichester, where they enjoy the state’s vibrant poetry culture.

For more on Falling Off, visit:
https://www.rattle.com/chapbooks/falling-off-the-empire-state-building/

Order Scream Wounds at:
https://www.amazon.com/Scream-Wounds-Jimmy-Pappas/dp/1970155043/

Warmup Poem:
"Glance" by Jennifer Givhan
https://jennifergivhan.com/

This Week's Prompt:
A girl lying next to a radio in 1932. Suggestion: Sonnet.

Next Week's Prompt:
The first word must start with the letter “z,” the last word must end with the letter “z.”

Episode #34 welcomes Rattle Chapbook Prize winner and Readers' Choice Award winner Jimmy Pappas and his new book Falling off the Empire State Building.

Jimmy Pappas served during the Vietnam War as an English language instructor training South Vietnamese soldiers. He received a BA in English at Bridgewater State University and an MA in English literature from Rivier University. His poems have been published in over 80 journals, including Sheila-Na-Gig, Cha:An Asian Literary Journal, Shot Glass Journal, Off the Coast, and Boston Literary Magazine. The poem “Bobby’s Story” was winner of the 2017 Rattle Poetry Prize Readers’ Choice Award. Other poems about veterans are included in Jimmy’s first book, Scream Wounds, published by A15 Press in 2019. Jimmy is vice president of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire and lives with his wife Barbara in the small town of Chichester, where they enjoy the state’s vibrant poetry culture.

For more on Falling Off, visit:
https://www.rattle.com/chapbooks/falling-off-the-empire-state-building/

Order Scream Wounds at:
https://www.amazon.com/Scream-Wounds-Jimmy-Pappas/dp/1970155043/

Warmup Poem:
"Glance" by Jennifer Givhan
https://jennifergivhan.com/

This Week's Prompt:
A girl lying next to a radio in 1932. Suggestion: Sonnet.

Next Week's Prompt:
The first word must start with the letter “z,” the last word must end with the letter “z.”

1 hr 8 min

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