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For the past 10 years, Rattapallax has been committed to using poetry to educate, engage and connect readers on nearly every continent. Rattapallax also produces poetic, global and relevant films, documentaries, webseries and short films.
With outreach events from Ghana to the UK, the magazine has hosted international poetry readings, centennial celebrations, relief trips, and book fairs for causes that include (but are not limited to) literacy, AIDS awareness, natural resource conservation, social justice, arms control and political activism. With devoted readers and contributors across the world, Rattapallax maintains a global consciousness and a desire to use the transformative powers of the written word to connect and unify an extraordinarily diverse planet.
Rattapallax was the first printed literary magazine to include a CD with every issue, with audio files, interviews and music in connection to poetry, expanding the reading experience. Later, it started to include video content as well in DVD. In the past two years, the magazine became available online, and it is now launching its first FREE APP issue for iPad – the natural path to a magazine that has been since the very beginning committed to poetry in various forms, medias and languages.
Now – more than ever – Rattapallax can be experienced across countries and languages in various formats and platforms: text, photography, art, video and audio, and has become even more interdisciplinary, featuring works of Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Film, Art and Music – all seen from a magnifying poetical perspective. Resonating echo and thunder: RATTAPALLAX*
*The word RATTAPALLAX comes from a poem by Wallace Stevens, Frogs Eat Butterflies, Snakes Eat Frogs, Hogs Eat Snakes and Men Eat Hogs, and is an onomatopoeia for the sound of thunder.
Rattapallax’s program are supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Council for the Humanities, and New York State Council on the Arts. Past financial supporters include Asian American Arts Alliance, Theater Development Fund, Iran Heritage Foundation, Experimental TV, Australia Council for the Arts, and others.
iPad App designed by Storycode, Inc. and App icon designed by David Lisznia.
“Rattapallax is a vibrant looking new magazine and its sixth issue, edited by Martin Mitchell, formerly editor of Pivot, is its best so far. Whatever way you slice its syllabic curiosity, it’s a magazine and a press on the move, thundering into the future.” — Small Press Review
“Rattapallax is one sharp magazine destined to rise to the top of the literary magazine world, and one deserving of readership support. The idea of including a CD of authors reading from the issue is one which surely will be copied by other literary magazines, until it becomes standard practice. Hearing the poems read by the authors somehow elevates them, makes them stand taller, makes us listen more carefully.”– Clockwatch Review
“The visceral, multimedia hit of poetry.”– Timeout, New York
“(Its) first effort lives up to the promise to emulate the music and values of fine poetry of the past, and with stories that have action and events driven by character.” — Library Journal
“Twice a year, Rattapallax Press enthralls readers with stunning work of both new and seasoned wordsmiths in its oddly named literary journal, Rattapallax. These volumes, though few and far between, are chuck-full of sumptuous poetry, thought-provoking prose and unusual artwork. However, what makes Rattapallax different from other literary journals is the added dimension of sound. The journal comes with a bonus CD to tide hungry devotees over until the next issue arrives. Poetry junkies can listen along as the poets read their work.” — City Paper, Philadelphia
“But as courageous as the poets are, so the journals must be, also (and I do put Rattapallax in this category and so will always pick it up, even when I don’t recognise the man on the cover).” — Cordite
Four Stars — Folha de S.Paulo
“A number of literary magazines claim a focus on international writing; Rattapallax is one of the few that truly feels like it does.” — NewPages
Best of American Poetry 2003 (edited by Yusef Komunyakaa). Poems by Marilyn Nelson & Myra Shapiro.
Best of American Poetry 2004 (edited by Lyn Hejinian). Poems by Anselm Berrigan & Rodrigo Toscano.