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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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Time Travel Novels Come in All Flavor
Time travel novels seem to travel between genres: you can find them in Mainstream, Literary, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Romance, and Women's Fiction. Between H.G. Wells' The Time Machine and Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series lies a vast continent of uncategorizable s...
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Zen and the Art of Waiting for an Agent (or Editor)
Einstein was right: time isn't real. I know because I've fallen into the black hole between finishing my novel, The Renaissance Club , and waiting for an agent to offer to represent it. A seemingly endless span in which "Replies if interested" is the new "N...
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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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My poem about throwing away soap
I do some of my best writing in the shower. In my mind, of course. Neither pen nor phone can withstand the water. The inspirational quality of the shower may be in part because mine has a skylight. I can wash or just do hyrotherapy in sunlight, watching clo...
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Submit Your Writing Like a Man
While I was appalled to learned about a gender difference in the way women and men submit their writing for publication, as I read K elli Russell Agodon 's essay on the subject, I increasingly recognized my own female style of sending out my work. Women poe...
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Time's Mysterious Flow, Poetry, and Hummingbirds.
When you spend most of your life in midair, how does time and travel through it differ from the way time falls, softly, quieting the air and stilling itself, when you're seated among your throng of thoughts? Most of my days and nights are spent inside that ...
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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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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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