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Rattle Poetry Series

  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011 United States (map)

Kim Bridgford, Prartho Sereno & Nasreen Yazdani

Rattle Poetry series is presented the second Sunday of every month (except December) at 5 PM.

Every second Sunday of the month, the Rattle Reading Series gathers a selection of performers from around the country for a series of poetry readings to celebrate recent issues of the magazine. Hosted by the editor, Timothy Green, the event also features an open mic, so bring a few poems and sign up to read!

Kim 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.

Prartho Sereno’s most recent collection is Indian Rope Trick. Her other poetry books include Elephant RagaCall 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.

Nasreen 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.