Sunday, August 15, 2010

Rattle Issue #33 Summer 2010

Issue #33
Volume 16, Number 1
Summer 2010
Alan Fox, Editor-In Chief
Timothy Green, Editor
12411 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City CA 91604
Single copy $10, 1 year (2 issues) $18

Review by Zvi Sesling

Here is a magazine worth every dollar invested in good reading. Starting with Tony Barnstone’s noir sequence, Jack Logan, Fighting Airman, through the tribute to humor, Rattle provides non-stop entertainment with poets I have heard and not heard of, read and not read before. None of the writers let me down. Editor-in-Chief Alan Fox contributed to the compendium as did Tomaz Salamun, Aram Saroyan, Tom Myers, and nonagenarian Ed Galing. The Tribute To Humor is intelligently introduced by Editor Timothy Green. I was especially taken by Toi Derricotte’s six line killer entitled Rome. It shows she understands men perfectly (and maybe some women too). Richard Garcia comes in with the ultimate play on TV’s Sixty Minutes curmudgeon with A Poem By Andy Rooney. He nails the old man perfectly. There are plenty of other bone tickling offerings as well.
For those who have enjoyed Rattle through the years, this is a more than satisfying issue.
If you have not read Rattle before, you too will become a fan.

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