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2018 Rattle Chapbook Prize Winners

For the 2018 Rattle Chapbook Prize, we received 1,622 entries, and more impressive manuscripts than ever. We’re excited to announced three winners this year. Each poet will receive $2,000, and each of their chapbooks will be distributed to all 8,000 of our subscribers, beginning with the Fall 2018 issue of Rattle.

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~ Fall 2018 ~

Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

Tales From the House of Vasquez
Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
East Orange, New Jersey

Raquel Vasquez Gilliland is a poet, painter, mother and aspiring organic micro-farmer. Her poems have been published in Fairy Tale Review, Luna Luna, and Dark Mountain. Her first collection, Dirt and Honey, was released in March 2018 by Green Writers Press. She lives in New Jersey with her family. (web)

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~ Winter 2018 ~

Nickole Brown

To Those Who Were Our First Gods
Nickole Brown
Asheville, North Carolina

Nickole Brown the author of Sister, first published in 2007 with a new edition reissued by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2018. Her second book, Fanny Says, came out from BOA Editions and won the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Poetry in 2015. Currently, she is the editor for the Marie Alexander Poetry Series and teaches at the Sewanee School of Letters MFA Program, the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNCA, and the Hindman Settlement School. (web)

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~ Summer 2019 ~

Elizabeth S. Wolf

Did You Know?
Elizabeth S. Wolf
Merrimac, Massachusetts

Elizabeth S. Wolf has published poetry in anthologies (Amherst Storybook Project, Mosaics: A Collection of Independent Women, Volume 1, The Best of Kindness: Origami Poems Project), and journals (New Verse News, Scarlet Leaf Review, Peregrine Journal). Her story “Lost and Found” is included in UnCommon Minds from Fighting Monkey Press. Her chapbook What I Learned: Poems was published by Finishing Line Press in October 2017. (web)

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Joseph Fasano | Rattlecast 114

This week’s Rattlecast features 2008 Rattle Poetry Prize winner Joseph Fasano, plus open lines. Fasano is the author of four books of poetry and a recent novel, and is founder of the Poem for You series, a digital space offering recitations of listeners’ favorite poems by request. Tanner Stening also joins us to discuss the Overview Effect on Poets Respond Live.

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