2020 RYPA




Rattle Young Poets Anthology


RYPA 2020 cover, colorful painting of birds and ladders and geometric shapesThe annual RYPA returns for another year of delightful and insightful poetry that happens to be written by young people. As always, this is not a book of poems for children, but the other way around—these are poems written by children for us all, revealing the startling insights that are possible when looking at the world through fresh eyes. This 48-page chapbook is mailed to all Rattle subscribers along with our Summer 2020 issue. Nineteen poets age 15 or younger contributed to this volume, covering topics as serious as suicide and as sweet as sheep. Order your copy and see why the RYPA is always the highlight of our year as publishers.


Caroline Blumer Oranges
Ellie Bodeman Fifteen Things I Learned from Inside …
Clara Collins Self-Portrait as Britney Spears Shaving Her Head
E.E. Colmenares Woman to Girl
Bella Cosentino Golden Shovel: Self-Portrait in Fourth Grade
Emerson Davis-Martin Shrimp Hearts Are in Their Heads
Mya De La Rosa Another Day, Another Destiny
Nina Evans Surviving the Apocalypse
C.A. Harper Four Haiku
Elinor Koning The Dress
Sarah Lao Firelight
Cassidy Lewis To Build a Mother Who Stands Like a Horse
Layla Linnard Us Three
Sarah Mohammed Eid al-Ahda
Harkiran (Kiran) Narula Hardeep
Prisha Rao Undying Memories
Arthur Santos Thank God for Sheep
Gus Varallo Dear Galileo
Allison Wong Hide Your Pearls from the Pirates

Cover Art

David Swartz (web)