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Established writers, including Philip Levine, Jane Hirshfield, Billy Collins, Sharon Olds, Gregory Orr, Patricia Smith, Anis Mojgani, have appeared in Rattle, although the magazine also prides itself on its publication of new and emerging poets.
According to the magazine's website:
Rattle is pretty simple: We love poetry and feel that it's something everyone can enjoy. We look for poems that are accessible, that have heart, that have something to say.
Each issue features a theme honoring a particular community of poets, such as teachers, slam poets, or, most recently, Los Angeles poets. Interviews with contemporary poets are also a staple of the quarterly publication. Though primarily dedicated to its print issues, the magazine's website features a variety of supplemental material, such as audio archives and reviews of contemporary poetry.
Rattle Poetry Prize
The Rattle Poetry Prize, established in 2006, awards $10,000 to the best poem submitted, as decided by the magazine's editors. A Reader's Choice Award of $1,000 is also given to one of ten finalists. All winners receive publication in the winter issue of the magazine.
Past winners have included:
- Editor-in-Chief – Alan Fox
- Editor – Timothy Green
- Assistant Editor – Megan O’Reilly Green
- Editor Emeritus – Stellasue Lee
Past contributors to the journal have included:
- Jimmy Santiago Baca
- Amiri Baraka
- Marvin Bell
- Hayden Carruth
- Lucille Clifton
- Robert Creeley
- Paul Dickey
- Stephen Dobyns
- Mark Doty
- Denise Duhamel
- Sam Hamill
- Jane Hirshfield
- Mark Jarman
- Yusef Komunyakaa
- Li-Young Lee
- Philip Levine
- Anis Mojgani
- Naomi Shihab Nye
- Sharon Olds
- Elisha Porat
- Luis J. Rodriguez
- Alan Shapiro
- Charles Simic
- Patricia Smith
- Gerald Stern
- David St. John
- Brian Turner
- Diane Wakoski
- Anne Waldman
- C.K. Williams
- "About Us". Rattle. March 16, 2013.
-  The Best American Poetry 2007. Heather McHugh, Guest Editor, David Lehman, Series Editor. ISBN 0-7432-9973-6. Scribner, 2007.
-  Pushcart Prize XXXII: Best of the Small Presses. Bill Henderson, Series Editor. ISBN 978-1-888889-46-8. Pushcart Press, 2008.
- "Rattle: About Us". Rattle. March 16, 2013.
- "Rattle: Audio Archives". Rattle. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
- "Rattle: e-Reviews". Rattle. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
- "Poetry Prize". Poets & Writers. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
- "About Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century". Rattle. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
- "Contributor Links Rattle". Rattle. Retrieved March 16, 2013.