Rachel Kann

Rachel Kann (Fiction, Poetry) | Los Angeles, CA

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TEDx Poet Rachel Kann has been featured on Morning Becomes Eclectic on NPR and as The Weather on the podcast phenomenon, Welcome to Night Vale. She’s received accolades from the James Kirkwood Fiction Awards, Writer’s Digest Short-Short Story Awards, LA Weekly Awards, International Poetry Slam Idol and Write Club Los Angeles. She’s performed from The Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe to Disney Concert Hall with people like Marianne Williamson and DaKAH Hip Hop Orchestra. She teaches poetry through UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.


10 for Everything (Orange Ocean Press, 2008). Poetry/Fiction.


  • A Prayer on Behalf of the Broken Heart (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Poetry.

Blurbs, Press & Reviews

Each piece in this collection sails lyrically through the grimy sea of human imperfection. And at the conclusion, the shoreline, of so many of these poems, the speaker reveals a counterintuitive secret: Beneath the murky waters of our fallibility resides—has always resided—what is most Divine. This is a deep and beautiful book.
—Yehoshua November on A Prayer on Behalf of the Broken Heart

Kann’s piercing truth telling resonates throughout 10 for Everything. The stories weave together in songs of wanting and hope, without providing tidy answers and comfortable, predictable story lines. 10 for Everything gives us permission to be imperfectly human, allowing the reader to relax stiffened shoulders and weary hearts with the understanding that life and love are not the glossy images we’re fed but something deeper and more genuine.
—Aldra Robinson for Mediacake Magazine on 10 for Everything

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