The Rattle Reading Series

Every second Sunday Rattle presents a reading featuring poets from the current issue at the Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse. Admission is free. Scheduled poets are subject to change.

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffee House

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Blvd.
La Cañada-Flintridge, CA 91011 (map)



Sunday, January 13th, 5pm

Shaneen A. Harris & Delphi Sky
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Shaneen A. HarrisShaneen A. Harris was born in Akron, Ohio. She is the self-published author of Reflections of My Thoughts: I Used to Believe in Unicorns and I Still Do and Because God Said So; in addition, she has a spoken word compilation entitled Simply Complex. Her work has also appeared in Postcard Poems, Prose Magazine, The Rubbertop Review, and Crab Orchard Review’s special issue “Ka-Ching.” She currently resides in Wadsworth, Ohio, with her husband and three children. Her poem “How We First Handled Brother” appears in Rattle #62. (web)

Delphi SkyDelphi Sky is from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is winner of the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Prize in Poetry and the Academy of American Poets University Prize. Recently, she completed a residency with the Southampton Writers Conference. Sky’s poetry has been published by Westwind, LADOT’s Street Haikus Project, and more. Her poem “Newlyweds” appears in Rattle #62.



Sunday, February 10th, 5pm

Alex Hoffman-Ellis & Deborah P. Kolodji
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Alex Hoffman-EllisAlex Hoffman-Ellis is a recently retired professional football player in the NFL and CFL. He is author of a chapbook, No Rainbows Without Rain, and his work has been published in Right Hand Pointing, Skyblues, and 3downnation. When not obliterating his body for sport or writing, he spends his time traveling, spearfishing, and volunteering at the zoo. His poem “Modern Day Gladiator” appeared in Rattle #60’s tribute to athlete poets. (web)

Deborah P. KolodjiDeborah P. Kolodji lives in Temple City, where she works as a senior technical consultant for a business software firm. She is the moderator of the Southern California Haiku Study Group, Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America, and a member of the Board of Directors for Haiku North America. Her first full-length book of haiku and senryu, Highway of Sleeping Towns, was published in 2016 and won a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award. Four of her haiku appear in Rattle #62. (web)



Sunday, March 10th, 5pm

Jefferson Carter & Florence Weinberger
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Jefferson CarterJefferson Carter has poems in such journals as Carolina Quarterly, Barrow Street, Cream City Review, and New Poets of the American West. Chax Press published his 9th collection, Get Serious: New and Selected Poems, which was chosen as a Southwest Best Book of 2013 by the Tucson/Pima County Public Library. His newest book, Diphtheria Festival, is now available from Main Street Rag. He lives in Tucson where he volunteers with Sky Island Alliance, a regionally-based environmental organization. Two of his poems appear in Rattle #62. (web)

Florence WeinbergerFlorence Weinberger was born in New York City, raised in the Bronx, educated at Hunter College, CSU-Northridge and UCLA is the author of four published collections of poetry: The Invisible Telling Its Shape, Breathing Like a Jew, Carnal Fragrance, and Sacred Graffiti. Her poem “Nascent January, 2018, After Rain” appears in Rattle #62. (web)