One reviewer called Rachel Dacus’ recent poetry collection, Femme au chapeau (David Robert Books, 2005) “thrilling, one-of-a-kind poetry.” It follows her first book, Earth Lessons (Bellowing Ark Press, 1998) and two poetry CDs, A God You Can Dance and Singing in the Pandaleshwar Caves. Her poems, essays, book reviews and stories have appeared in Bellingham Review, Boulevard, Cranky, Image, The Pedestal, Prairie Schooner, Rattapallax, Swink, and the anthologies Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English and Italy: A Love Story. She serves as fundraising consultant to a wide range of nonprofit hospitals and charitable organizations and is a staff member for The Alsop Review (alsopreview.com).
Rachel Dacus’ “Fistulas” and “Wild Ranunculas” appear in Caketrain Issue 04.
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