#83 – Collaboration




Tribute to Collaboration

Conversation with
Denise Duhamel & Julie Marie Wade

The Spring 2024 issue of Rattle features a Tribute to Collaboration. Collaborative poetry has a long history, dating back at least to the Beats, but has been marginalized in the past as somehow less serious than a single tortured poet’s wrestle with the blank page. The truth, though, is that collaborative poetry can be a fun way to deepen our own insights. The theme includes 15 poems by 31 poets working in pairs or trios, and a three-way conversation with frequent collaborators Denise Duhamel and Julie Marie Wade. The always-eclectic open section features familiar names and new voices exploring the human condition, from hope to home-buying to cuss words.


Audio Available Roberta Beary Two Pints
& Lew Watts
C.L. Bledsoe The Weather 
& Michael Gushue
Brendan Constantine WHY Am I / BECAUSE You Are
& Andi Myles
Gail Dawson Tabletop Pantoum
& Richard Garcia
Denise Duhamel Shorthand 6-Pak Rondelet
& Maureen Seaton
Denise Duhamel Give-and-Take Ghazal 
& Julie Marie Wade
Richard Gilbert Disaster Wireless
& Jennifer Hambrick
A.M. Juster Zombies in Paradise
& Deborah Warren
Julie Kane The Double Image Redux
& Erica Reid
Mariko Kitakubo Hubris
& Deborah P. Kolodji
Herb Kitson The Old Stove
& Ray-J Nelson
Ansuya Patel Courage
& Batya Weinbaum
Michele Root-Bernstein Waymarks
Laszlo Slomovits
& Jennifer Burd
Matthew Shelton Babel
& Timothy Liu
Michael Dylan Welch Something Fishy
C.R. Manley
Tanya McDonald

Open Poetry

Audio Available Animashaun Ameen Gay Chicken
Ruth Bavetta The New Battery Should Come Tomorrow
Erik Campbell Just in Case You Should Meet Me on the Street
Amy Chan My Mother Says
Luigi Coppola A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying a Home
Judith Fox How It Happened
Tony Gloeggler All of Them
Nancy Miller Gomez How to Forget
Rasma Haidri Fresh
Jane Hirshfield Wetness: An Assay
Charlotte Innes Slow Walk
Michael Jones Bubba Country
Amit Majmudar Shovels
Doug Ramspeck Bottomlands Dream
Mather Schneider Midwest Houses 
Erik Tschekunow Go Home Boy Go Home
Dean Marshall Tuck Parking Meter
Laurie Uttich My 88-Year-Old Mother-in-Law Decides …
Florence Weinberger Fuck the Carburetor
Lizabeth Yandel Villanelle over Spilled Milk


Denise Duhamel
& Julie Marie Wade

Cover Art

Jennifer Lommers (web)