The Rattle Reading Series

Every second 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.

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffee House

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Blvd.
La Cañada-Flintridge, CA 91011 (map)



Sunday, June 11th, 5pm

Larry Colker & Sarah Satterlee
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Larry ColkerLarry Colker has been co-hosting the weekly Redondo Poets reading at Coffee Cartel in Redondo Beach for 15 years. He is the author of four chapbooks: At the Curb, Car Waiting, Boy Standing (1997); What the Lizard Knows (2003); Hunger Crossing (with Danielle Grilli, 2006); Girl with Tattooed Heart, Boy Standing (2008). His first book-length collection, Amnesia and Wings, was published by Tebot Bach in 2013. His poem “Desire for Melody” appeared in Rattle #9. (facebook)

Sarah SatterleeSarah Satterlee is a writer and poet based in Rhode Island. Her poetry and prose has been featured in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Rattle, and The Maine Review, among others. She lives in East Providence with her daughter, where she works as a nurse. Her poem “Traveler” appeared in Rattle #55. (website)



Sunday, July 9th, 5pm

Katherine Lo & Aaron Poochigian
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Katherine LoKatherine Lo is a teacher, traveler, over-analyzer, and author of The Cellar (Lanterna Press, 2014). Her poem “The Headline Reads Processed Meat Causes Cancer, Says WHO” appeared in Rattle’s Poets Respond series in November 2015, and her poetry has been featured or is forthcoming in Poet Lore, CALYX, and The Timberline Review. She lives in Anaheim, California. (book)

Aaron PoochigianAaron Poochigian earned a PhD in Classics from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. He is author of two books of translations: Sappho’s Stung With Love and Apollonius’ Jason and the Argonauts. His first book of original poetry, The Cosmic Purr won the 2016 Able Muse Poetry Prize, his second book Manhattanite will be out in the Fall of 2017. His thriller in verse, Mr. Either/Or, will be released by Etruscan Press in Fall of 2017. His poem “Divertimento” appears in Rattle’s Summer 2017 issue. He lives in Fresno, California. (link)



Sunday, August 13th, 5pm

Ron Riekki & Leah Tieger
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Ron RiekkiRon Riekki is author of the novel U.P. (Great Michigan Read nominated) and editor of The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works (2014 Michigan Notable Book), Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017. He has more books upcoming with Michigan State University Press and McFarland. His poem “I Had a Librarian Tell Me …” appears in the Summer 2017 issue of Rattle. (website)

Leah TiegerLeah Tieger is a graduate of Bennington College, a freelance writer, and a fiction and poetry reader for The Boiler. She is author of a chapbook, We and She, You and Then, You Again. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Thank You for Swallowing, Menacing Hedge, and Off the Coast, and her poem “Electorate” appeared in Rattle’s Poets Respond series in March 2016. She lives in Dallas, Texas. (book)