2017 RYPA




Rattle Young Poets Anthology

RYPA 2017The annual RYPA returns for another year of delightful and insightful poetry that happens to be written by young people. This is not a collection just 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 volume. Order your copy and see why the RYPA is always the highlight of our year as publishers.



Priya Bartlett Moonlight
Jana Bataineh Red River
Haley M. Beary Almost Thirteen
Super Dad Haiku
Abigail Rose Cargo April Rain
Nicholas Chritton Dreams
Kaye Marion Campbell Looking at a Crab Horseshoe Shell
Alex Clifford Marilyn Monroe
Makaila Dean Diss
Jessie Finlay-Murcia Justice
Liam Fox Brown Island
Niko Galifianakis Shadow of a Shadow
Jeremiah Givhan The African American Tale
Asha Glenn I Am Me
Alex Greenberg Slight of Hand
Eve Hickey The Pirate
Gabriela Igloria Lessons
Ahunna Ike-Njoku It’s Just So Hard
Joanna Jimenez 8
Malachi Jones Smudge
Hannah Karp The Second Deaf Rabbi in America
Saxon Kennedy An Inheritance: A Sestina
Madeline King The Messenger
Roey Leonardi Technicolor
Shoshanah Machlay Take Me to My Grandmother’s Shrine …
Lex Lizbeth Martin We Don’t Talk About That
Arden McCutcheon The Old Wood Fence
Ryhen Miller Cornrow
Erin O’Malley Museum
Kelvin River Father Son Haiku
Ayla Radha Schultz Haiku
Julia Sherman Tattered and Broken
Michael Ungar Things to Ask Your Mother
Magda Werkmeister Nihilist in Bloom at a Retail Store
Rhode Winward A Bedtime Story
Gemma Wong The Secret of Life
Audrey Zhao Child

Cover Art

Aaron Fox