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Rattapallax, Inc. is a publisher and film production company. It is the only literary organization dedicated to issues of globalization, literature, poetry and films. Our goals are to create international dialogue using literature & cinema and focus on what is relevant to our society.
Rattapallax’s program are supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council for the Arts. Past financial supporters include New York Council for the Humanities, Open Society, Asian American Arts Alliance, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Theater Development Fund, Iran Heritage Foundation, Experimental TV, Australia Council for the Arts, and others. Rattapallax magazine is a member of Council for Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP). Rattapallax is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
DONATE to: Rattapallax is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Your contribution will be tax-deductible; and receive a special gift. You can either make a check or money order payable to: Rattapallax. Or you can also make a donation by credit card at www.justgive.org or use Network for Good. Also, we are Paypal Verified.
RAM DEVINENI (President and Founder) is a filmmaker, publisher and founder of Rattapallax Films and magazine. He produced, edited and directed the feature documentary, The Human Tower, which was shot in India, Chile, and Spain. He produced and directed a three-part travel documentary TV series called On the Road about endangered languages shot in West Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and showing on LINK TV; and highly popular web-series called, Verse: A Murder Mystery on Koldcast TV.
Flávia Rocha is a Brazilian poet and journalist. She is the author of two poetry books, both published in Brazil, A Casa Azul ao Meio-dia/ The Blue House Around Noon (Travessa dos Editores, 2005) and Quartos Habitáveis (Confraria do Vento, 2011). She holds an M.F.A. in Writing from Columbia University, and has edited anthologies of Brazilian poetry for magazines Rattapallax (U.S.), Poetry Wales (U.K.) and Papertiger (Australia).Translations of her poems have appeared in a number of magazines in the U.S. and abroad. In the area of film, she is a founder of the Academia Internacional de Cinema, a film school located in São Paulo. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
Rattapallax has setup hundreds of cultural and literary events working with other important organizations, such as NY Public Library, and Dylan Thomas Center, Wales. Since 2001, we have been working with the United Nations in developing international dialogue through literature. (1) We organized a high-profile reading and conference at the UN featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sri Chinmoy, James Ragan, Dana Gioia & Mei-mei Berssenbrugge; and delegates from several countries to create an international poetry website. (2) Rattapallax led the U.S. delegation (Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa and Martin Espada) to Chile for the “Centenary of Neruda” upon the invitation of their President. (3) We also sent an important delegation of poets to Ghana to focus on the AIDS crisis; involving actor Danny Glover, and led the US delegation to India in 2008 with Carolyn Forche, Joy Harjo, Nathalie Handal, and others – upon the invitation of the U.S. Consulate in India. (4) Recently, we went to Pakistan, UAE, Nepal, and Afghanistan to produce a series of poetry documentaries upon the invitation of the U.S. State Department and International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. [ more ]