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.

Cover art by Jessica Tamar Deutsch.

“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.

 

This article by Lela Casey captures 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