2021 RYPA




Rattle Young Poets Anthology

The 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 2021 issue. Twenty-three poets age 15 or younger contributed to this volume, offering their perspectives on the pandemic and quarantine, identity and culture, dreams and nightmares, and more. Order your copy and see why the RYPA is always the highlight of our year as publishers.




Maria Arango ¿Identity?
Matthew Burk The Roller Coaster
Natalia Chepel Semantics
Melissa Alma Di Martino Saive Me by Thes Wendrous
Natalie Friis Paper People
Paul Ghatak Counting to One
Grant Lions Roar
Kevin Gu The Yangtze
Kakul Gupta Ten Haiku
Maria Gil Harris Like Magic
Adrianna Ho Pasta Sandwiches in Quarantine
Emma Hoff The Weight of the Heavens
Ivy Hoffman Only Days Before Leaving for College …
Jessie Johnson During a Long Drive, I Smell Vinegar
Dahee Kang My Name
Aakriti Karun DIY Project
Chloe Lin Cultured
Naomi Ling Forgive Me if I Ask Whether Actors Feel Lone
Josephine Miner I Travel Through the Moon
Mackenzie Munoz Catching Dreams
Perry Sloan Fierceness of the Night
Hannah Straub Cadillac Mountain
Ha Trang Tran A Love Letter for Home

Cover Art

kerry rawlinson (web)

Additional information


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