Rattlecast

A Livestreaming Poetry Reading and Podcast

 
We’re bringing the magic of the Rattle Reading Series into your pockets with the weekly Rattlecast. Part interview, part reading, part open mic, it’s a casual way to hangout with Rattle editor Timothy Green and all of our friends in poetry around the world. The Rattlecast livestreams every Tuesday night at 9pm ET / 6pm PT, with a pre-show starting about 15 minutes earlier. Please go to our YouTube channel and click “Subscribe.” An audio-only version is available on Soundcloud and various podcasting apps—search for “Rattlecast” on yours.

If you’d like to join the open mic, there are two options:

1) Download the Skype app, and send a chat message to Tim during the first half of the show and he’ll call you back during the open mic portion of the evening.

2) Send in a poem ahead of time. Record the poem on your phone or computer, and then send it to us through Submittable, along with the text of the poem, so we can put it on screen. Be sure to include an introduction in the recording: say your name, where you’re “calling” from, and anything you want to say about the poem before starting, and then read the poem as you would at an open mic. If your recording addresses a certain upcoming poet, put their name in the submission title so that we see it.

Remember that these poems will be broadcast and archived in audio and video, so you might want to stick to poems that have already been published—use this as a way to celebrate your magazine publications and to advertise your books.

Note that the audio files below are lightly edited for better listening, cutting out the delays between callers.

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Latest Episode


 
Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and San Bernardino, California, Chaun Ballard is the co-host of the Blue Doors Poetry Retreat in Galaxidi, Greece, an affiliate editor for Alaska Quarterly Review, a Callaloo fellow, and a graduate of the MFA Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Chaun Ballard’s chapbook, Flight, is the winner of the 2018 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize and is published by Tupelo Press. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, Frontier Poetry, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Lunch Ticket, Narrative Magazine, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Rattle, Spoon River Poetry Review, The New York Times, Tupelo Quarterly, and other literary magazines. His work has received nominations for both Best of the Net and a Pushcart Prize. For more information, his website.

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Upcoming Schedule

(9pm EDT / 6pm PDT unless otherwise noted)

January 28 – Kathleen Balma – Gallimaufry & Farrago
February 4 – Michael T. Young – The Infinite Doctrine of Water
February 11 – Christina Olson – The Last Mastodon
February 18 – Susan Browne – Just Living
February 25 – Kelly Grace Thomas – Boat Burned
March 3 – Rachel Custer – The Temple She Became
March 10 – Lola Haskins – Asylum
March 17 – Ellen Bass – Indigo
March 31 – Wendy Barker – Gloss
April 7 – Katherine Barrett Swett – Voice Message
May 5 – Danusha Lameris – Bonfire Opera

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Archive

 

Ep. Guest Audio/Video
#25 Chaun Ballard YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#24 Clint Margrave YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#23 Barbara Crooker YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#22 Peter E. Murphy YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#21 Tony Gloeggler YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#20 Naomi Shihab Nye YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#19 Bob Hicok YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#18 Nickole Brown YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#17 Wally Swist YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#16 Lynne Knight YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#15 Francesca Bell YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#14 Janet Fitch YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#13 Aaron Poochigian YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#12 Bro. Yao (Hoke S. Glover III) YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#11 Jamey Hecht YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#10 Al Ortolani YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#9 Alexandra Umlas YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#8 Kat Lehmann YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#7 Kim Dower YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#6 Richard Gilbert YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#5 Pavana Reddy YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#4 Elizabeth S. Wolf YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#3 David Berman Tribute YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#2 Lynne Thompson YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#1 Benjamin Aleshire YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3