#62 – Winter 2018

Rattle Poetry Prize

Conversation with
Jimmy Santiago Baca

Rattle #62The Winter 2018 issue of Rattle is as eclectic as ever, featuring a wide range of formal and free verse, haiku, persona poems, carburetors, Kmart, and two separate references to the Antiques Roadshow for some reason.

The issue also features “Turbulence” by Dave Harris, winner of the 2018 Rattle Poetry Prize, and the other ten finalist poems—clearly our best set of prize-winning poems yet. As always, subscribers may vote for their favorite to win the annual Readers’ Choice Award.

In the conversation section, Alan Fox talks politics and poetry with master storyteller Jimmy Santiago Baca. All subscribers will also receive the chapbook To Those Who Were Our First Gods by Nickole Brown.

Ships December 1st!



Open Poetry

Jose A. Alcantara Canis Interruptus
Jimmy Santiago Baca Waiting
Denise Bell Am the Shit aka Used to Be / A Bop
David Berman Baby Cakes
The Cat’s Fancy
Jefferson Carter Guyz Night Out
For My Sister, the Feminist
Elizabeth J. Coleman The Errand
Marc Di Martino Dear Cuck (From an Admirer)
Susan Erickson Ode to Antiques Roadshow
Alejandro Escudé A River of Stars
Alan C. Fox Old Times on Maui
Rodney Gomez Enoch
Shaneen A. Harris How We First Handled Brother
Rage Hezekiah Seeing My Father’s Penis
Deborah P. Kolodji Four Haiku
Daniel Kossow The Sentencing of Dr. Larry Nassar
Charlotte Matthews K-Mart’s Closing
Al Ortolani Butterfly Valve
Susan Paris Nothing Is Fine
P.L. Sanchez When I Meet the Last Taushiro
Peter Dale Scott The Condition of Water
Delphi Sky Newlyweds
Angela Voras-Hills Time of My Life
Florence Weinberger Nascent January, 2018, After Rain

Poetry Prize Winner

Dave Harris Turbulence


Kate Bickham The Blades
Destiny Birdsong Long Division
Debra Bishop Lonely, Lovely
McKenzie Chinn You Don’t Look Like Someone
Steve Henn Soccer Dad
Courtney Kampa In Charlottesville After Charlottesville
Michael Lavers Will Exult over You with Loud Singing
Darren Morris To the Insurance Agent Who …
Loueva Smith The Dead Weight of Dogs
Mike White The Way


Jimmy Santiago Baca (web)

Cover Art

Ray Hennessy (web)