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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.

    ep. 171 - Joan Kwon Glass

    ep. 171 - Joan Kwon Glass

    Joan Kwon Glass is the mixed-race, Korean American author of NIGHT SWIM (Diode Editions, 2022) & three chapbooks. She serves as Editor-in-Chief for Harbor Review, as a Brooklyn Poets Mentor, is a proud Smith College graduate & has been a public school educator for 20 years. She serves on the faculty of Hudson Valley Writers Center & the Fine Arts Work Center of Provincetown. Her work has won or been finalist for several prizes & her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize & Sundress Anthology Best of the Net. Joan’s poems have been published or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Asian American Writer’s Workshop (The Margins), RHINO, Rattle, Dialogist & elsewhere, and she is available for manuscript consultations, reading and workshops. Please follow her on Twitter @joanpglass and see her website at www.joankwonglass.com. She lives in Connecticut with her family.

    Find much more here:
    https://joankwonglass.com/

    As always, we'll also include live open lines for responses to our weekly prompt or any other poems you'd like to share. A Zoom link will be provided in the chat window during the show before that segment begins.

    For links to all the past episodes, visit:
    https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/

    This Week's Prompt:
    Write a list poem of choices, each line/choice ending with the line “and I will die on this hill.” It could be funny like “A bar of soap is better than any kind of body wash, and I will die on this hill.” Or heavier things. Another option is to write a longer poem detailing a choice which ends with the line.

    Next Week's Prompt:
    Victoria Chang radically changes the way in which we regard obituaries by writing an entire poetry collection using obits as form. Write an obituary for one of the following: a previous version of yourself, a friendship or romantic relationship, a body part, your adult child’s childhood, or for someone who has not died but that you’ve lost (read “One Year After My Dying Father and I Stop Speaking to Each Other Again” by Eugenia Leigh in Split This Rock for inspiration!)

    The Rattlecast livestreams on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, then becomes an audio podcast. Find it on iTunes, Spotify, or anywhere else you get your podcasts.

    • 2 hr 3 min
    ep. 170 - Rick Lupert

    ep. 170 - Rick Lupert

    Rick Lupert has been involved in the Los Angeles poetry community since 1990. He is the recipient of the 2014 Beyond Baroque Distinguished Service Award for service to the Los Angeles poetry community. He is the author of 21 books: Paris: It’s The Cheese, Brendan Constantine is My Kind of Town, and most recently God Wrestler and I Am Not Writing a Book of Poems in Hawaii. He hosted the Cobalt Café reading series in Canoga Park for almost 21 years and is regularly featured at venues throughout Southern California. Rick created and maintains the Poetry Super Highway, an online resource and publication for poets, and works as the music teacher and graphic and web designer for anyone who would like to help pay his mortgage. He lives in Newhall, California with his wife Addie, son Jude, and three cats.

    Find much more here:
    https://www.poetrysuperhighway.com/rick/

    As always, we'll also include live open lines for responses to our weekly prompt or any other poems you'd like to share. A Zoom link will be provided in the chat window during the show before that segment begins.

    For links to all the past episodes, visit:
    https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/

    This Week's Prompt:
    Write a poem inspired by your favorite poet.

    Next Week’s Prompt:
    Write a list poem of choices, each line/choice ending with the line “and I will die on this hill.” It could be funny like “A bar of soap is better than any kind of body wash, and I will die on this hill.” Or heavier things. Another option is to write a longer poem detailing a choice which ends with the line.

    The Rattlecast livestreams on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, then becomes an audio podcast. Find it on iTunes, Spotify, or anywhere else you get your podcasts.

    • 2 hr 13 min
    ep. 169 - Nicole Caruso Garcia

    ep. 169 - Nicole Caruso Garcia

    Nicole Caruso Garcia's full-length debut poetry collection is Oxblood (Able Muse Press 2022). Her writing appears in journals and anthologies such as Best New Poets 2021, Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, Light, Measure, Mezzo Cammin, ONE ART, PANK, Plume, the Raintown Review, Rattle, RHINO, Sonora Review, Spillway, and Tupelo Quarterly.

    Find her new book and much more here:
    http://www.nicolecarusogarcia.com/index.html

    As always, we'll also include live open lines for responses to our weekly prompt or any other poems you'd like to share. A Zoom link will be provided in the chat window during the show before that segment begins.

    For links to all the past episodes, visit:
    https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/

    This Week's Prompt:
    Start with a first line from a James Tate poem and write a poem (or prose poem) that incorporates dialogue within the narrative. See where your imagination takes you! Suggestions:

    Next Week’s Prompt:
    Write a poem inspired by your favorite poet.

    The Rattlecast livestreams on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, then becomes an audio podcast. Find it on iTunes, Spotify, or anywhere else you get your podcasts.

    • 2 hr 6 min
    ep. 168 - David James

    ep. 168 - David James

    David James has published six books, six chapbooks, and has had more than thirty of his one-act plays produced in the U.S. and Ireland. His most recent books are Alive in Your Skin While You Still Own It and Wiping Stars from Your Sleeves. His second book, She Dances Like Mussolini, won the 2010 Next Generation Indie book award. He has taught writing at Oakland Community College for over twenty years.

    Alive in Your Skin While You Own It:
    https://kelsaybooks.com/products/alive-in-your-skin-while-you-still-own-it

    Wiping Stars from Your Sleeves:
    https://www.shantiarts.co/uploads/files/jkl/JAMES_STARS.html

    Nail Yourself into Bliss:
    https://kelsaybooks.com/products/nail-yourself-into-bliss

    As always, we'll also include live open lines for responses to our weekly prompt or any other poems you'd like to share. A Zoom link will be provided in the chat window during the show before that segment begins.

    For links to all the past episodes, visit:
    https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/

    This Week's Prompt:
    Think about the geographical place that says home to you, its flora and fauna, the distinctive shape of the land and the buildings there rooted, the people who feel like family and community, whose tongues shapes sounds like your own. Then, even in so simple a form as a list, draw the most distinctive of those elements together and show—in hints or explicitly—how you are partly contingent on those specificities, how you emerge from that milieu.

    Next Week's Prompt:
    Start with a first line from a James Tate poem and write a poem (or prose poem) that incorporates dialogue within the narrative. See where your imagination takes you!

    The Rattlecast livestreams on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, then becomes an audio podcast. Find it on iTunes, Spotify, or anywhere else you get your podcasts.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    ep. 167 - David Bowles

    ep. 167 - David Bowles

    David Bowles is a Mexican American author and translator from south Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. He has written over two dozen award-winning titles, most notably They Call Me Güero and My Two Border Towns. His work has also been published in multiple anthologies, plus venues such as The New York Times, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, School Library Journal, Rattle, Translation Review, and the Journal of Children’s Literature. Additionally, David has worked on several TV/film projects, including Victor and Valentino (Cartoon Network), the Moctezuma & Cortés miniseries (Amazon/Amblin) and Monsters and Mysteries in America (Discovery).

    Find the books and much more here:
    https://davidbowles.us/

    As always, we'll also include live open lines for responses to our weekly prompt or any other poems you'd like to share. A Zoom link will be provided in the chat window during the show before that segment begins.

    For links to all the past episodes, visit:
    https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/

    This Week's Prompt:
    Pick a villain from pop culture, comic books, fairy tales, etc., and have them respond to the events of the last six years. Include a musical instrument and a favorite food.

    Next Week's Prompt:
    Think about the geographical place that says home to you, its flora and fauna, the distinctive shape of the land and the buildings there rooted, the people who feel like family and community, whose tongues shapes sounds like your own. Then, even in so simple a form as a list, draw the most distinctive of those elements together and show—in hints or explicitly—how you are partly contingent on those specificities, how you emerge from that milieu.

    The Rattlecast livestreams on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, then becomes an audio podcast. Find it on iTunes, Spotify, or anywhere else you get your podcasts.

    • 2 hr 8 min
    ep. 166 - Jeannine Hall Gailey

    ep. 166 - Jeannine Hall Gailey

    For the special episode on a special day (Halloween eve), we've invited a poet who's work delves into the myths and legends relevant to the day—Jeannine Hall Gailey. We'll also share spooky poems during a special open lines.

    Jeannine Hall Gailey is a writer with MS who served as the second Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington and is the author of Becoming the Villainess, She Returns to the Floating World, Unexplained Fevers, The Robot Scientist’s Daughter, winner of the Moon City Press Book Prize, Field Guide to the End of the World, and the upcoming Flare, Corona from BOA Editions. Her work has been featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily and The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Poetry, and Ploughshares.

    Find the books and much more here:
    https://webbish6.com/

    Find Jeannine's forthcoming book here:
    https://www.boaeditions.org/products/gailey

    As always, we'll also include live open lines for responses to our weekly prompt or any other poems you'd like to share. A Zoom link will be provided in the chat window during the show before that segment begins.

    For links to all the past episodes, visit:
    https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/

    This Week's Prompt:
    Write a spooky poem for Halloween.

    Next Week’s Prompt:
    Pick a villain from pop culture, comic books, fairy tales, etc., and have them respond to the events of the last six years. Include a musical instrument and a favorite food.

    The Rattlecast livestreams on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, then becomes an audio podcast. Find it on iTunes, Spotify, or anywhere else you get your podcasts.

    • 2 hr 7 min

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Rattlecast: Poets Reading Poems & More

Each Rattlecast episode features a poet reading from their recent book or manuscript and discussing the poetry writing process or related topics. Rattle magazine editor Tim Green hosts the weekly program which has evolved a bit over time to include an open mic section, ‘Poets Respond,’ and a writing prompt for the week. Rattlecast is a great way to ‘sample’ poetry books or poets before ordering books online.

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Great conversations!

Unpretentious poetry reading and discussions for poetry lovers and those who didn’t even know they like poetry!

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Great interview and reading. Bravo! Kudos to Tim Green and Dorianne!

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