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Rattle Poetry Series

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

Alejandro Escude, Megan Falley, Molly Fiske

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.

Alejandro Escudé’s first book of poems, My Earthbound Eye, won the 2012 Sacramento Poetry Center Award. He received a master’s degree in creative writing from UC Davis and is a frequent contributor to Rattle. His poems have also appeared in California Quarterly, Hamilton Stone Review, Main Street Rag, New Verse News, Phoebe, Poet Lore, Tuck Magazine, among many other journals, and in various poetry anthologies. Originally from Córdoba, Argentina, having immigrated many years ago at the age of six, Alejandro lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

Megan Falley is the author of two full-length collections of poetry from Write Bloody publishing: Redhead and the Slaughter King and After the Witch Hunt, with a third forthcoming in Spring 2018. She currently lives in rural Colorado with three dogs, three cats, and three queers. Her “Ode to Red Lipstick” appears in Rattle #59.

Molly Fisk is the Poet Laureate of Nevada County, CA, and author of two poetry collections and three books of radio commentary. She’s received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and works as a life coach and creative writing teacher in the Sierra foothills. Her poem, “Violence Fractal” appeared in Rattle’s “Poets Respond” series last November.