Rachel Kann’s writing (poetry and fiction) appears most recently in Eclipse, Permafrost, Coe Review, Sou’wester, GW Review, Quiddity, and Lalitamba. She also appears in anthologies such as Word Warriors from Seal Press, His Rib from Penmanship Press, and Knocking at the Door from Birch Bench Press.
She’s performed her poetry with people like daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra, Sage Francis, Saul Williams, and Rahzel, at venues such as Disney Concert Hall, Royce Hall, The Broad Stage, The San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, and the Vans Warped Tour.
Her work has received accolades from the James Kirkwood Fiction Awards (short story), Writer’s Digest Short-Short Story Awards (micro-fiction), LA Weekly Awards (best supporting actress – thanks to Erik Patterson’s brilliant script, Yellow Flesh/Alabaster Rose,) Backstage West Garland Awards Critic’s Picks (also thanks to Mr. Patterson,) and both the audio and video award for the International Slam Idol (poetry).
Rachel was commissioned by The Broad Stage to write and perform a contemporary retelling of Peter Pan from Tinker Bell’s perspective, accompanied by Maestra Rachael Worby’s 18 piece orchestra, Muse/Ique.
Most recently, Rachel’s music video, “Lie Down Beside You,” has received screenings at the 4 The Camera Film Festival and Landlocked Film Festival.
Rachel is currently performing (poetry and DJ) in Flight 18 at 3LD Technology in New York City.
She teaches poetry and fiction workshops at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.