The Rattle Reading Series
Every first Sunday Rattle presents a reading featuring poets from the current issue at the Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse. Admission is free. Scheduled poets are subject to change.
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Sunday, June 2nd, 5pm
Charlotte Innes is a British-born poet and writer now living Los Angeles. She has published two chapbooks of poems, Licking the Serpent (2011) and Reading Ruskin in Los Angeles (2009), both with Finishing Line Press. Her poetry has also appeared in The Best American Spiritual Writing 2006 (Houghton Mifflin) and other anthologies, as well as various journals, including The Hudson Review, The Sewanee Review, Connotation Press, Askew, The Raintown Review, and Spillway. She has also written about books and the arts for many publications, including the Los Angeles Times and The Nation.
Eric Paul Shaffer is author of five books of poetry, including Lāhaina Noon and Portable Planet. His poetry appears in North American Review, Slate, Ploughshares, and The Sun Magazine, as well as reviews in Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, and Scotland. His work is anthologized in 100 Poets Against the War (Salt, 2003), The Soul Unearthed (Tarcher/Putnam, 2002), and the recently-released Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity University Press, 2013). Shaffer received the 2002 Elliot Cades Award for Literature to an established writer in Hawai’i, a 2006 Ka Palapala Po’okela Book Award for Lāhaina Noon, and the 2009 James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry. Burn & Learn, his first novel, was published in 2009. Shaffer lives on O’ahu and teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at Honolulu Community College.