September 14, 2016

We’re pleased to announce the following $10,000 Rattle Poetry Prize winner: “Veins” Julie Price Pinkerton Champaign, IL Finalists: Note: After subscriber vote, Ellen Bass and David Kirby were selected as co-winners of the Readers’ Choice Award. For more information and … Continue reading

Nancy Gomez SUPERNOVA My mother has died. I have spent the day packing her things. The Tiffany birds, the tiny Limoges boxes, her favorite blue blouse. Now there is nothing left but the vacant rooms and the ache of her … Continue reading

September 13, 2016

Lucy Llewellyn Byard THE WHISTLE BLEW AT THE USUAL TIME Just as the 5 o’clock train clicked down the tracks past the small clapboard houses on East Street, past Mr. Heslip’s garden patch of weeds spiking through his slatted weathered … Continue reading

September 12, 2016

Jennifer Givhan THE CHEERLEADERS If you have not written your cheerleader poem, they’re good for many things. —The Writers’ Conference I want to defend the cheerleaders to those who’ve said it was anti-feminist how the girls here at the mountain … Continue reading

September 5, 2016

Christopher Citro THE MUTUAL BUILDING The new cafe is pleasant though cluttered by all the men and women attracted by low-priced coffee, who when grabbed release their tails and flee. There’s snow everywhere. When is someone going to come clean … Continue reading