2019 RYPA




Rattle Young Poets Anthology


RYPA 2018 cover, painting of girl in fieldThe annual RYPA returns for another year of delightful and insightful poetry that happens to be written by young people—in a new format. This 48-page chapbook, mailed to all Rattle subscribers along with our spring 2019 issue, 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. Twenty 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.



Lucia Baca Two Poems
Angélica Borrego Summer Days
Olivia Bourke Domestic Violence
April Chukwueke I Am a Black Girl
Lexi Duarte The Stars
Josephina Green On Forever
C.A. Harper Two Haiku
Lily Hicks Woman with Button Earrings
Angelique Jean Lindberg False Vibrato
Rylee McNiff My Name Is Love and I’m an Amputee
Ethan Paulk Sometimes I Sing
Lydia Phelps Dear God
McKenzie Renfrew A Forest of a Home
Ellie Shumaker Read My Rocks
Emmy Song Summer in Chicago
Rowan Stephenson Poetry
Saoirse Stice Question
When the Birds Were Banished from the Palace
Zachary Tsokos The Box of My History
Layla Varty It’s a Beautiful Day
Simon Zuckert Sick Boy

Cover Art

Noralyn Lucero (web)