How to Bless  
 the New Moon

How to Bless the New Moon is my latest poetry collection, published by The Jewish Poetry Project of Ben Yehuda Press.


The stunning cover art was created live at Realize Paradise: New Moon Union Brooklyn Rosh Chodesh Circle by Jessica Tamar Deutsch.

“To read Rachel Kann’s poems is to be confronted with the possibility that you, too, are prophet and beloved, touched by forces far beyond your mundane knowing. So, dear reader, enter into the ‘perfumed forcefield’ of these words—they are healing and transformative. You, like the Maiden Kann celebrates, are the ‘very mystery we are discussing.’ ”

Rabbi Jill Hammer, PhD, co-author of The Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Visions of Jewish Women’s Spiritual Leadership 

“In this luminous volume, Rachel Kann — may her creations, her voice, her vision be blessed — gives us serious, succulent verbal medicine. She doses us with the cosmic blueprints we need to not only imagine that these women once were, she breathes stardust into them so they become here now. So we perceive them—in ourselves and in each other—here now.”
Rav Kohenet Taya Mâ Shere, co-author of The Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Visions of Jewish Women’s Spiritual Leadership 

“Rachel Kann is such a blessing; this collection is such a blessing. These poems are cosmic and earthy, sacred and fierce and alive and so deeply inspiring, so deeply empowering. I can breathe more fully after reading these poems. I feel like I could fly after reading these poems. These gorgeous, glorious poems are yes and yes and yes and yes.”
Gayle Brandeis, author of The Art of Misdiagnosis and The Selfless Bliss of the Body

“Rachel Kann is a master wordsmith. Her poems are rich in content, packed with life’s wisdom and imbued with soul. May this collection of her work enable more of the world to enjoy her offerings.”
Sarah Yehudit Schneider, author of You Are What You Hate and Kabbalistic Writings on the Nature of Masculine and Feminine

You Sparkle Inside is my children’s book with illustrations by painter Rin Colabucci.

We believe it’s high time for this message, and we are ready to share it with all children (of all ages!) on this big beautiful planet of ours.

Here’s the gist: You are made out of atoms. That’s what stars are made out of. Hence, you are made of starstuff, which is awesome. We are all made of startstuff. Some people forget they are made of starstuff. Don’t let them get you down. We need you to shine. When you shine, we remember to shine, too!

You Sparkle Inside was launched at RuPaul’s DragCon LA, where it was the featured book in Drag Queen Story Hour presented by Mrs. Kasha Davis.

Check out the video below to hear me read the entire book to you and feast your eyes on Rin Colabucci’s exquisite illustrations as well as the totally inspired design and layout by Emily Sperling, all accompanied by Brock Pollock on guitar.

The impact of this book (a years-long labor of love that came to fruition right on time,) has already exceeded all my expectation. I am having more fun than I could have imagined, because the wisdom, joy and depth with which children respond to it blows my mind, blasts my heart open, and teaches me so much.

This article by Lela Casey captures that magic:
You Sparkle Inside Comforted My Grieving Daughter

“It makes me think of Grandpa. How, even though he died last summer, he might still be somewhere… and he’s probably still sparkly.”
– Evie Casey, age 8