#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.

Now Available!


Open Poetry

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

Poetry Prize Winner

Audio Available Dave Harris Turbulence


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


Jimmy Santiago Baca (web)

Cover Art

Ray Hennessy (web)