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 EDT / 6pm PDT. Please go to our YouTube channel and click “Subscribe.”

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.

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.


Latest Episode

This week’s Rattlecast features 2018 Rattle Chapbook Prize winner Elizabeth S. Wolf, plus another virtual open mic! Elizabeth S. Wolf is the author of the chapbook What I Learned: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Elizabeth’s poems have appeared in multiple anthologies and journals, including Persian Sugar in English Tea (in English & Farsi), Mosaics, Ibbetson Street, Peregrine Journal, Tuck Magazine, and others. She is a regular at the Merrimac Mic open mic and the Full Moon Story Slam. Elizabeth lives in Massachusetts and works as a metadata librarian. For more on her chapbook, Did You Know? go here.


Upcoming Schedule

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

August 20 – Pavana Reddy – Where Do You Go Alone
August 27 – Richard Gilbert – Poetry as Consciousness
September 10 – Kat Lehmann – Stumbling Toward Happiness
September 17 – Alexandra Umlas – At the Table of the Unknown
September 24 – Al Ortolani – Hansel and Gretel Get the Word on the Street




Ep. Guest Video Audio
#4 Elizabeth S. Wolf on youtube download mp3
#3 David Berman Tribute on youtube download mp3
#2 Lynne Thompson on youtube download mp3
#1 Benjamin Aleshire on youtube download mp3