Sunday, March 22, 2009

RATTLE: New Release and Calls

Rattle e.6 & Calls for Submissions

I hope your spring is arriving like a lamb. I’m writing now for a few reasons—first to announce the release of our new supplemental newsletter. RATTLE e.6 is a 33-page PDF, downloadable on our website, which contains content that expands upon this summer’s print issue.

Included are two new regular features: a first book interview series, which begins with a look at Michelle Bitting and her book Good Friday Kiss. We’re also happy to introduce a column by Art Beck, “The Impertinent Duet,” which will focus on the art of translating poetry. In addition to that, Bruce Cohen vents his frustration with the submission process in an entertaining and cathartic essay, we present the winners of the 2009 Neil Postman Award for Metaphor, and I offer a peek at my own first book American Fractal. At the of the e-issue, we share a preview of the summer print issue, featuring a tribute to African American poets, which should arrive on your doorstep around June 1st.

You can download the e-Issue by clicking this link: (1.0 MB pdf) If that doesn’t work, you can just go to and click the banner at the top of the page.

This is always a good time in our production cycle to announce upcoming calls for submissions, and let you know what we’ll be looking for in the coming year, so I’ll list that information below.

Please don’t forget that less than half of the poetry in each issue is focused on the theme—the rest is open to any style, subject matter, or poet. We always enjoy reading submissions, and accept them by email and hardcopy, year-round, so never hesitate to send us work. Visit for guidelines.

That’s it from us. We hope you enjoy this little electronic bonus, and thank you, always, for your support.

Best wishes,


CALLS FOR SUBMISSION (for details go to:

Issue / Theme / Reading Period

#32 Sonnets 2/1/09 – 8/1/09

#33 Humor 8/1/09 – 2/1/10

#34 Mental Health Workers 2/1/10 – 8/1/10

RATTLE EVENTS (for details go to:

Date / Event / Location
4/3 Timothy Green at the KGB New York, NY

4/4 15th Anniversary Party New York, NY

4/27 Alan Fox Conversation at the Geffen Los Angeles, CA

4/28 Timothy Green at B&N Books Los Angeles, CA

5/14 15th Anniversary Party Los Angeles, CA

5/21 Timothy Green at Moe’s Books Berkeley, CA

6/9 Timothy Green at AUG Ventura, CA

Timothy Green
12411 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

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