ALEX HOFFMAN-ELLIS & DEBORAH P. KOLODJI
Rattle Poetry series is presented the second Sunday of every month (except December, and this year only, except April) 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!
Alex Hoffman-Ellis is a recently retired professional football player in the NFL and CFL. He is author of a chapbook, No Rainbows Without Rain, and his work has been published in Right Hand Pointing, Skyblues, and 3downnation. When not obliterating his body for sport or writing, he spends his time traveling, spearfishing, and volunteering at the zoo. His poem “Modern Day Gladiator” appeared in Rattle #60’s tribute to athlete poets.
Deborah P. Kolodji lives in Temple City, where she works as a senior technical consultant for a business software firm. She is the moderator of the Southern California Haiku Study Group, Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America, and a member of the Board of Directors for Haiku North America. Her first full-length book of haiku and senryu, Highway of Sleeping Towns, was published in 2016 and won a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award. Four of her haiku appear in Rattle #62.