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)
www.flintridgebooks.com

 

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Sunday, September 9th, 5pm

Nicelle Davis & Devi S. Laskar
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Nicelle DavisNicelle Davis is a California poet, collaborator, and performance artist. Her poetry collections include The Walled Wife, In the Circus of You, Becoming Judas, and Circe. Her poetry film collaborations with Cheryl Gross have been shown across the world. She has taught poetry at Youth for Positive Change, MHA, Volunteers of America in their Homeless Youth Center, and with Red Hen’s WITS program. She is the creator of The Poetry Circus and collaborator on the Nevermore Poetry Festival. Her poem “After Coffee with My Nurse Friend” appears in Rattle #61. (web)

Devi S. LaskarDevi S. Laskar is a native of Chapel Hill, NC. A former newspaper reporter, she is now a poet, photographer, and artist. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Tin House, and New Guard. She is an alumna of both TheOpEdProject and VONA. Finishing Line Press published two poetry chapbooks, Gas & Food, No Lodging and Anastasia Maps in 2017. Counterpoint Press will publish her debut novel, The Atlas of Reds and Blues, in February 2019. She now lives in California. Her poem, “Though the Stars Walk Backward” appears in Rattle’s Poets Respond. (web)

 

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Sunday, October 14th, 5pm

Mike Good, Judy Kronenfeld & Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco
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Mike GoodMike Good completed his MFA from Hollins University in 2016. Currently, he lives in Pittsburgh, PA, and serves as managing editor of Autumn House Press. In is spare time, he writes and freelances as a book reviewer. His poem “C.W.P” appears in Rattle #61. (web)

Judy KronenfeldJudy Kronenfeld is the author of four books of poetry and two chapbooks, including Shimmer and Light Lowering in Diminished Sevenths, winner of the 2007 Litchfield Review Poetry Book Prize. Judy is Lecturer Emerita, Department of Creative Writing, UC Riverside, and an associate editor of Poemeleon. She lives in Riverside, California. Her “Letter to the Ministry of Loneliness” appears in Rattle #61. (web)

Elizabeth McMunn-TetangcoElizabeth McMunn-Tetangco lives in California’s Central Valley, where she works as a librarian and co-edits One Sentence Poems, an online journal. Her chapbooks, Various Lies and Lion Hunt, are available from Finishing Line Press and Plan B Press, respectively. She’s twice won Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge, most recently for “Surf Days.” (web)

 

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Sunday, November 11th, 5pm

Kim Bridgford, Prartho Sereno & Nasreen Yazdani
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Kim BridgfordKim Bridgford is the director of Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference. As editor of Mezzo Cammin, she was the founder of The Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline Project. The author of ten books of poetry, including The Blue Whale Sonnets and Human Interest, she is the recipient of fellowships from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ucross Foundation. Bridgford has appeared in the New York Times, on NPR, and in various headline news outlets. She lives in Philadelphia, PA. Two of her poems appear in Rattle #61. (web)

Prartho SerenoPrartho Sereno’s most recent collection is Indian Rope Trick. Her other poetry books include Elephant Raga, Call from Paris, and Causing a Stir: The Secret Lives & Loves of Kitchen Utensils (illustrated with her watercolor paintings). She is a 20-year Poet in the Schools and was Poet Laureate of Marin County, CA, 2015-2017. “A Few Questions Before We Go On” appears in Rattle #61. (web)

Nasreen YazdaniNasreen Yazdani is a comedy writer based in San Diego, CA. Her poem “How to Turn Off a Ceiling Fan” appears in Rattle #61’s themed section, dedicated to first publication. (web)