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)
www.flintridgebooks.com

 

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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)

 

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Sunday, September 10th, 5pm

Susan Cohen & Ananda Lima
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Susan CohenSusan Cohen is a recovering journalist in Berkeley who earned an MFA from Pacific University. Her poem “After the Boston Marathon Bombing” appeared in Rattle’s Poets Respond series in May 2015, and then in her second full-length collection, A Different Wakeful Animal, winner of Red Dragonfly Press’ Meadowhawk Prize and a runner-up for the Philip Levine Prize. Her poems can be found in the current issues of Greensboro Review, Nimrod, Spillway, Tar River Poetry, and many anthologies. (website)

Ananda LimaAnanda Lima’s work has appeared or is upcoming in the American Poetry Review, The Offing, Sugar House Review, PANK, Origins, and elsewhere. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and is pursuing her MFA in fiction at Rutgers-Newark. She was selected for the AWP Writer to Writer program and has attended workshops at Bread Loaf, Tin House, the Community of Writers, as well as Sewanee, where she currently works as staff. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and their son. Her poem “Line” appears in Rattle #57, and “When They Come for Us on the 7 Train” in Poets Respond. (website)

 

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Sunday, October 8th, 5pm

C. Wade Bentley, Donna Hilbert & Lee Rossi
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C. Wade BentleyC. Wade Bentley teaches and writes in Salt Lake City. His poems have been published in many journals, including Cimarron Review, Best New Poets, and Poetry Daily. A full-length collection of his poems, What Is Mine, was published by Aldrich Press in January of 2015. Most recently, his poem “Spin” appeared in Rattle #54. (website)

Donna HilbertDonna Hilbert’s latest book, her fifth, is The Congress of Luminous Bodies, from Aortic Books. She has led workshops in venues in the U.S. and U.K., and now leads private workshops in Long Beach, California. Her book, Orchards of Our Mothers: New and Selected Poems, is forthcoming. Her poem “Rambler” appears in Rattle #57. (website)

Lee RossiLee Rossi’s most recent book is Wheelchair Samurai. New poems appear in Southwest Review, Spillway, and Clackamas Review. He is a member of the Northern California Book Reviewers and a contributing editor at Poetry Flash. His next book, Darwin’s Garden, will appear in 2018 from Big Yes Press. His poem “Microcosmology” appears in Rattle #57. (book)

 

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Sunday, November 12th, 5pm

Edward Derby, William Evans & Al Ortolani
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Edward DerbyEdward Derby’s poems have also appeared in FIELD and Prairie Schooner, among others. His short documentary, Rowers Don’t Wear Life Jackets, was an official selection of the 2016 Oregon Independent Film Festival. He teaches creative writing in Portland, Oregon. His poem “Andrew Describes How to Slaughter Chickens” appears in Rattle #57. (twitter)

Evan WilliamsWilliam Evans is a writer from Columbus, Ohio, and the founder of the Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam. In addition to being the editor-in-chief of Black Nerd Problems, William has published two collections of poetry on Penmanship Books, including In the Event You are Caught Behind Enemy Lines. His poem “I Say Cathedral When I Mean Gunpowder” appears in Rattle #57. (website)

Al OrtolaniAl Ortolani has taught in Kansas public schools for 43 years and lives in Lenexa. His collection Paper Birds Don’t Fly was released in 2016 from NYQ Books. His other books have been named a 2017 Kansas Notable Book, and a finalist for the Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award. Most recently, his poem “The Taco Boat” appears in Rattle #57. (website)