2015 RYPA




Rattle Young Poets Anthology


RYPA 2014

The now-annual RYPA returns with another delightful and insightful collection of outstanding poems that happen to be written by young people. This is not a collection for kids—these are missives to adults from the next generation, confronting big topics with fresh eyes and a child-like spontaneity. Thirty-six poets age 15 or younger contributed to this slimmer, 64-page volume—order your copy and see why the RYPA is always the highlight of our year.



Gabriella Altmann Dear Grandma
Danelle Antelo Broken Eggs
Elliot L. Armitage Imaginary Deafness
Singing Together in a Small Ventilation Hole
Darius Atefat-Peckham Over Dust
Nathalia Bernstein My Prince
Oscar Brady Let’s Say the Rain
I Remember the Squirrel
Vivienne Charpentier Cats
Katherine Chritton Stars
Kailani Bird Clarke Water Fall
Cody Dane My Cat
Kainani Chuc Dowell Untitled
Kofi Edufo A City
Hazel W. Frew Let Me Write a Poem
Emily Garroway Remember
Charlie Gerson What I Am Doing? 
Madeleine Shea Gerson Painting Music
Sophya Giudici-Juarez Comfort
Maci Modean Greenberg Lunch
An Unexpected Knocking About
Nick Hébert My Terrible Sister
Nora Hunter Connections
Jayden Jones Balloons
Kavya M. Wind Chime
Abigail Miranda Miller Smokey’s Blue Eyes
 Audio Available Abbie Minard She Wore Yellow
Rachel Mueller The Evening Stroll
Nathaniel Schott I Asked
Zoey Sheffield Peace and Rain
Briar Spungin The Woman
Mackenzie Tatananni Mad World
Catherine Valdez Station Manager
 Audio Available Michael Wang The Dream of Flight
Railey Warren Black Horse
Caitlyn Wickham Life
Allison Wise Synesthesia
E. Wen Wong I Wish
Tianyue Xia Time
Mini Poems

Cover Art

Tianyue Xia