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 and part reading, with a prompt-based 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. Please go to our YouTube channel and click “Subscribe.” Each show is also simulcast to Facebook Live. 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, then send a chat message to Tim during the first half of the show, and he’ll call you back during the open mic portion.

2) Request a phone call, by emailing openmic [at] rattle [dot] com. Let Tim know you’d like to participate and your phone number, and he’ll call you live at some point during the show, time permitting.

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 open mic is now dedicated only to poems written for the previous week’s prompt.

Latest Episode


 
Rattlecast #36 features Katherine Barrett Swett and her Donald Justice Prize-winning collection, Voice Message.

Next Week’s Prompt: A happy love poem. (It’s harder than it sounds!) Try to avoid cliches.

Upcoming Schedule

(9pm ET / 6pm PT unless otherwise noted)

April 14 – Charles Harper Webb – Sidebend World
April 21 – George Bilgere – Blood Pages
April 28 – William Trowbridge – Vanishing Point
May 5 – Danusha Lameris – Bonfire Opera
May 12 – Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer – Naked for Tea

Archive

Ep. Guest Audio/Video
#36 Katherine Barrett Swett YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#35 Wendy Barker YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#34 Jimmy Pappas YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#33 Ellen Bass YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#32 Lola Haskins YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#31 Rachel Custer YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#30 Kelly Grace Thomas YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#29 Susan Browne YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#28 Christina Olson YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#27 Michael T. Young YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#26 Kathleen Balma YouTube | SoundCloud | iTunes | mp3
#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