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Rachel Dacus
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For the Birds
"Hope is the thing with feathers" led me in an interesting direction: a series of poems with birds in them. Inspired in part by Emily Dickinson's interest in birds and her many bird poems--which I found collected in a book called A Spicing of Birds --I wrot...
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Very pleased to be included in this wonderful anthology of formal verse, with my poem "Sapphics with Little Rags and Cabbage."
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Magical realism, poetry & Pattiann Rogers' cat
I've been thinking about magical realism in prose, but today someone mentioned a poem that embodies the magic all around us without ever actually leaving the realism. Pattiann Rogers' stupendous meditation,"Find the Cat in a Spring Field at Midnight" does e...
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Plastic Surgery in the Renaissance & Bernini's Beloved
I'm working on a series of scenes in my novel about the great Renaissance sculptor Bernini and his mistress, Costanza, wife of one of his assistants in Bernini's busy sculpture studio. Bernini had his servant slash Costanza's lovely face after discovering s...
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Two immutable forces: a poem for the sea's devout widows.
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Want a literary agent? Watch this.
If if you're an aspiring novelist who has put in the good work on learning your craft, and now wants to proceed to the getting publishing part, I hope you, too, read scores of books, articles, and blogs about the publishing industry. (The MUST-READ on this ...
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Bernini the Mage and Master of Space
While I work on my novel in which the great Renaissance sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini plays a leading role, I'm looking at images of his work. I stumbled on a  wonderful article on the three major sculptors of the time -- really, of all time. Bernini, of cou...
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My Poem in Anthology MEASURE FOR MEASURE
I'm absolutely thrilled to have my poem "Sapphics with Little Rags and Cabbage" appear in the new anthology edited by Annie Finch and Alexandra Oliver , Measure for Measure. Published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2015, the collection is a wonderful way to study th...
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The Poetry of Magical Realism
Because things just happen. The blue-beaked parrot lands on the hummingbird feeder that dangles from your ear and begins singing like Pharrell Williams— a voice that drops veils of gauze around sunrise. Suddenly the mountaintop where you stand unrolls its g...
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New poem up at Eclectica! My Wishing Star ...
Thanks to Poetry Editor Jennifer Finstrom for selecting my poem "My Wishing Star on a Long Ride" for Eclectica's July/August 2015 Issue. Summer is often a time to remember childhood, and the poem centers on my memory of a month of horsebackriding at Hunewil...
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On Death and the Ocean
Even if you're the rocket scientist's daughter, growing up in a fishing community gives you an early acquaintance with two immutable forces: the ocean and death. One of my grammar school friends had a father who fished on the tuna fleet. One season, he just...
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Talking Back to Emily D
I'm engaged with Dickinson through her letters and poems in a kind of long, late-night girls-sitting-up-and-braiding-each-other's-hair kind of conversation. I can't read anything she's written without wanting to talk back. She inspires the opposite of passi...
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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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Season of Binders
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--I began the second long, long day by listening to the soundtrack from Rent on my way to work. I dropped off my mortgage payment into the m

Rocket Kids
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A blog about writing poetry, publishing, memoir, fiction, and anything that blasts the imagination into the stratosphere.

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VIDA's Count -- Women and Ambition: A Discussion in Here, not out There.
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When I look at VIDA's count -- the now famous breakdown of publication data of males versus females in various magazines -- I'm always immed

My poem "Flight" in Valparaiso Poetry Review
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Poetry, books and memoir moments from a rocket kid. My name is up there on a piece of floating space junk. Tuesday, April 17, 2012. My poem

Rocket Kids: My new novel -- exploring publishing options
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As you might know, for the last couple of years I've been working on a novel, a contemporary story about a group of college teachers and

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

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