Rachel Kann is a poet, facilitator and ceremonialist.
She leads Realize Paradise Creativity Workshops, Soul Journeys and New Moon Circles.
Rachel has performed her poetry in venues such as Disney Concert Hall, Royce Hall, The Broad Stage, The San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, TEDxUCLA, The Jewish Psychedelic Summit and Tasha Blank’s The Get Down. Her poetry has been featured on Morning Becomes Eclectic and Welcome to Night Vale.
She was the headliner for the New England Jewish Poetry Festival and is a Cosmic Sister “Women of The Psychedelic Renaissance” award winner for her poetry presentation at the Spirit Plant Medicine Conference. She also presented as a practitioner for the inaugural Jewish Psychedelic Summit.
Rachel is a WORD: Bruce Geller Memorial Prize recipient for her latest poetry collection, How to Bless the New Moon from Ben Yehuda Press. Her poetry film, The Quickening, was an official selection for the Anaheim International Film Festival.
She is an artist-educator for American Jewish University and is a previous Outstanding Instructor of the Year for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.
Rachel created a literacy curriculum called Waking Up the Words for elementary schools across the Los Angeles Unified School District incorporating play and embodiment to encourage learning, retention, love of language and self-expression.
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