The newest issue of Rattle: Poetry for the 21st Century (#48) features a Tribute to New Yorkers. In addition to a conversation with Jan Heller Levi, recorded live in her Manhattan apartment, the publication features works by “real New Yorkers”: Ryan Black, Susana H. Case, Bill Christophersen, Coco de Casscza, Kim Dower, Tony Gloeggler, Linda S. Gottlieb, Michele Lent Hirsch, Jan Heller Levi, Arden Levine, Martin H. Levinson, Peter Marcus, Joan Murray, Harry Newman, Myra Shapiro, Katherine Barrett Swett, and Marilynn Talal.
“Nearly 9 million people call the five boroughs home,” Rattle editors write, “squeezing into a land area of just 305 square miles. How does life in such a unique locale enter into the poetry, and what do New Yorker poets have in common? We explore, in the smallest regional theme we’ve ever done.”