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Rachel Dacus
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Ready for National Poetry Month? No, Me Either
Here's the list of things I'd like to do for Poetry Month, but probably won't, because -- hello! -- it's also Tax Month and I'm writing a novel. But you never know.... 1. Join a Poem-A-Day group and write a poem every day in April. NaPoWriMo has a great por...
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Every month is poetry month for me, Rachel. I have been writing a poem a day for many years.
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New poems published, new ideas cooking
I'm having a happy poet week! That's the one in which you have two poems floating around out there in front of reading eyes (presumably), and you feel the wind under your wings to carry you to some new ideas. Autumn Sky Poetry Daily has today posted my poem...
I'm having a happy poet week! That's the one in which you have two poems floating around out there in front of reading eyes (presumably), and you feel the wind under your wings to carry you to some new ideas. Autumn Sky Poetr...
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Promoting tolerance, one writer at a time
It seems like a good time to consider tolerance and all its meanings, especially for those of us who write and can give voice to the need for it. The dictionary defines tolerance as: "willingness to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different fro...
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Good blog reading for writers this week
I've been reading around some of my favorite blogs, from Indiana Review's blog on Five Marks of Oft-Rejected Poems , to Erica Goss at Sticks and Stones writing about the Open Mic Experience (both reader and audience sides). One of the things I LOVE doing as...
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Poetry & Prose -- a Discount for the Holidays!
Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, and Christmas share a common theme: divine Light. When the short days and winter weather keep us more indoors, it's natural to turn within more too. Poetry is such a joy at this enclosed season! I have a wonderful stack of books o...
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Reading for Atlanta Review in Berkeley this Sun. Nov. 23
I'm very excited about participating in a launch reading this coming Sunday for the new issue of Atlanta Review , published and edited by Dan Veach , poet, editor, author of Elephant Water , musician/composer, and orchid grower extraordinaire. We will read ...
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Tales of Weird Families & Other Quirky Groups of Humans
My interest in this kind of story could be defined as obsessive -- and what can be more obsessive than shadowing something you've lost or feel you never quite had? Novels about families and other groups fascinate me with the portrayal of their dynamics, con...
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Into the Woods and the Art of Playwriting
I don't usually write movie reviews, mainly because I rarely go to the movies. Since I bought a big screen television and an Apple box and can watch films at home, I now decide whether to see movies in the theater by how much I want their sights and sounds ...
I don't usually write movie reviews, mainly because I rarely go to the movies. Since I bought a big screen television and an Apple box and can watch films at home, I now decide whether to see movies in the theater by how much...
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Back to Italy for a week -- while revising my novel
I don't want to finish revising my novel, The Renaissance Club , because then I will have to leave the Italy in my mind. Unless I can conjure up another Italy-centered project or a plane ticket, it's my best form of travel these days, the armchair, or shoul...
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My poem "Better Angel" Appearing at Antiphon
I'm delighted to have a new poem, "Better Angel," up in the current issue of Antiphon , an online literary journal based in England. Described as "providing a showcase for the best in contemporary British and international poetry," Antiphon presents its iss...
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I Have a City of Gratitude on My Head
I am very grateful for a writing life. The city of gratitude for poetry and poets on my head is bigger than the Beach Blanket Babylon lady's San Francisco hat. Like the BBB hat lady, I mentally wear a city of poets, writers, and literary projects for whose ...
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How to stay sane as a writer
That's perennial question, along with its corollary: Should writers be sane? Or is crazy really better for the work. If there's one thing that drives every writer and poet I know crazy it's the topic of publishing. Publishing is like hunting dragons -- you'...
That's perennial question, along with its corollary: Should writers be sane? Or is crazy really better for the work. If there's one thing that drives every writer and poet I know crazy it's the topic of publishing. Publishing...
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Fundraising consultant & freelance writer - More information on my fundraising website ... http://racheldacus.com
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Fund development and public relations consultation and grant writing
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  • Resource Development
    Fundraising consultant & writer, present
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San Francisco Bay Area
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San Pedro, California
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Author of Poetry, Fiction, Memoir, Drama
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Rachel Abramson Dacus is the author of three books: Gods of Water and Air, Earth Lessons, Femme au Chapeau, and the spoken word CD A God You Can Dance. She is a widely published poet, dramatist, and writer of fiction and non-fiction. She is currently working on a novel, The Renaissance Club, a time travel romance involving the great Baroque sculptor, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and raises funds for nonprofit organizations. You can read more Rachel on her website http://racheldacus.net and purchase Gods of Water and Air at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Water-Air-Rachel-Dacus/dp/0615842410

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GODS OF WATER AND AIR (Aldrich Press, 2013)
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  • University of California, Berkeley
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Rachel Dacus, Poet & Author
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Site of the poet and author Rachel Dacus, featuring links to published works, video of a reading, and pages of small press poetry publishers