#82 – Winter 2023




Rattle Poetry Prize

Conversation with
Annie Finch

The Winter 2023 issue features our 11 Rattle Poetry Prize winners, including the 1st prize poem, “Time Travel for Beginners” by Ardon Shorr. The finalists this year include three sonnets and two longer narrative poems that are sure to make you feel. The open section takes us through emergency rooms to dating profiles, with sloppy haiku and Jenga along the way.

The conversation section explores the intersection of meter and magic with “Poetry Witch” Annie Finch. Annie’s mission is to restore our interest in all five meters, beyond the standard iambics, while reconnecting our spirits to the body and the earth. We talk about it all in a fascinating discussion about the deep history of poetry and humanity.

Open Poetry

Chris Anderson All That I Have
C. Wade Bentley Waiting and Watching
Audio Available Bruce Cohen Ten Sloppy Haiku of Ordinary Life
Audio Available James Crews Married to Amazement
Audio Available Teddy Devitt Naming Them
Rami Farawi They Ask If I’ve Seen the News
Audio Available Annie Finch Death and the Mountain
Audio Available Haley Jameson Ain’t My Penny No More
Audio Available Matthew King On Learning That Woodpeckers …
Linda Kunhardt Bee Sting
Audio Available Danusha Laméris The Visitor
Audio Available Rachel Mallalieu Surrender
Audio Available Michael Mark Nicest
Audio Available Al Ortolani Leaf Removal
Audio Available Hanna Pachman Welcome to My Dating Profile …
Audio Available Erica Reid The Raft
Audio Available Rimas Uzgiris Haymaking
Audio Available John Wojtowicz Fruit Guy

Poetry Prize Winner

Audio Available Ardon Shorr Time Travel for Beginners


Audio Available River Adams A Lesson in Metaphor
Audio Available Lisa Bass Makeup
Audio Available Roberta Beary Sonnet #1: My Way
Audio Available Dusty Bryndal No Evidence
Audio Available Isabella DeSendi Elegy for Tío Lazaro
Audio Available Diana Goetsch Motel Surrender
Audio Available Meredith Mason Use Your Words
Audio Available Amy Miller Umbrella
Jacob K. Robinson The Pool
Audio Available Tim Seibles Ants


Annie Finch (web)

Cover Art

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