Conversation with Michael Mark
Tribute to Neurodiversity
The Spring 2021 issue of Rattle features a Tribute to Neurodiversity. For those unfamiliar, Neurodiversity is a concept that embraces neurological differences as strengths rather than deficiencies. It’s an honor to highlight the rich and complex work being written by the Neurodiverse community. This issue’s conversation features Michael Mark, who discusses how dyslexia has contributed to his life and work, as well as advertising, ghost stories, Buddhism, and many other topics.
The issue includes another exciting and highly-varied open section, presenting poets such as Skye Jackson and Stephen Dunn, covering a wide range of subjects and styles. From gorgeous haiku (“Five Haiku in Spring” by Deborah A. Bennett), to Rebecca Schumejda’s thoughtful narrative poem “Volunteering at the Avian Rescue Center,” to a laugh-out-loud-funny exploration of the struggles of fatherhood (Jeff Tigchelaar’s “Is There Anything I Can Do”), there’s much for everyone to enjoy and savor in this colorful collection.