Dalia Elhassan, Dion O'Reilly, Lizabeth Yandel
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.
Dalia Elhassan is a Sudanese-American poet by way of Miami and New York City, and is currently attending The New School. Her work has placed in several competitions in the past and appears in a number of publications, including Kenyon Review, Sierra Nevada Review, and Oakland Arts Review. She is the recipient of the Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prize for nonfiction and has performed at venues including the 2017 Justice Speaks! Conference at Seattle Pacific University. Her poem “Final Portrait of the Sudanese” appears in Rattle #59.
Dion O’Reilly lives on a farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her husband Michael. She has worked as a barista, waitress, theater manager, artist, fitness instructor, graphic designer, and high school teacher. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in The Sun, Rattle, Spillway, and a variety of other journals and anthologies. She is the creator and publisher of the PMS Coloring Book. Her poem “Everything That's Old” appeared in Rattle’s Poets Respond series last October.
Lizabeth Yandel is a writer and musician based in San Diego, originally from Chicago. She is currently completing a lyric novella about the city of New Orleans, as well as a poetry chapbook, Service, which is inspired by her long, dysfunctional relationship with the service industry. Her poetry can be found in Popshot Magazine, Lumina Journal, and 1932 Quarterly Journal. “Elegy for Charles Porter” appears in Rattle #59.