2022 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 40-page chapbook is mailed to all Rattle subscribers along with our Summer 2022 issue. Twenty-one poets age 15 or younger contributed to this volume, offering their perspectives on the first crushes, childhood toys, climate change, nature, and more. Order your copy and see why the RYPA is always the highlight of our year as publishers.



Melody Maxfield Cortez Old Toys
Alenka Doyle First and Last Crush
Lyla Foster Black
Daphne Frank Dino Birthday
Sloane Flaherty Getz Sandhog’s Granddaughter
Holly Haeck Heat Advisory for Rome and Surrounding Areas
Lucille Healy Haiku
Elizabeth Kerr Function
Sophia Liu Ghazal for New Moon
Anna Meister Flower for Eyes
Vitek Mencl Prague
Evie Pugh Two Poems
Reagan Rafferty My Grandmother’s Eyes
Kashvi Ramani My First Birthday Was in an Orphanage
Skyler Rockmael Necessities
Syazwani Saifudin First-Generation Driftwood
Lily Blue Simmons Death Be Unto You:
Mazzy Sleep The City
Alisha N. Wright The Dramatic Cashier
Avery Yoder-Wells Though They Called Us Two Maidens
Cynthia Zhang Running at Stillwater

Cover Art

M-A Murphy

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