F232. A Rattle Reading: 21 Years of Poetry for the 21st Century

Gold Salon 2, JW Marriott LA, 1st Floor
Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


For over two decades, Los Angeles has been home to Rattle magazine, one of the most vibrant and most read poetry magazines in the world. Four poets from recent issues read their work, demonstrating the eclectic spirit of the magazine, and spanning four of its tribute themes: Japanese Forms, Poets of Faith, New Yorkers, and Love Poems. Moderator and Rattle editor Timothy Green will introduce each poet and briefly discuss Rattle’s vision of poetry in the 21st century and beyond.



Timothy Green has worked as editor of Rattle magazine since 2004. He is a contributing columnist for the (Riverside) Press-Enterprise and organizer of the Wrightwood Literary Festival. Green is the author of a book of poetry, American Fractal.

Troy Jollimore is the author of three collections of poetry: Tom Thomson in Purgatory, At Lake Scugog, and Syllabus of Errors. His awards include the National Book Critics Circle Award, and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Joan Murray’s six poetry volumes include: Swimming for the Ark: New & Selected Poems 1990–2015; Looking for the Parade (winner of the National Poetry Series); and Queen of the Mist (which earned her a Broadway Commission). Winner of two NEA Fellowships, she is editor of The Pushcart Book of Poetry.

Chris Anderson is a professor of English at Oregon State University and a Catholic deacon. He has written or cowritten fourteen books, including two books of poetry, and publishes poetry in a number of journals. His latest book, a book of short, homiletic prose poems, is forthcoming next year.

Roberta Beary is the haibun editor of Modern Haiku. Her haiku narrative The Unworn Necklace was named a William Carlos Williams PSA finalist. Her recent book Deflection features haibun and haiku sequences. She travels worldwide to speak on the art of the short poem to the disenfranchised.


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