Poetry Favorites: Rachel Kann

Who is your favorite living poet? 

Of course it is impossible to choose ONE living poet as my all-time fave. So I will just mention that Tony Hoagland consistently rocks my world.

Who is your favorite dead poet? 
What is your favorite poem of all time? 
What the hell??? FAVORITE POEM OF ALL TIME? Impossible. Ok fine. “Song” by Brigit Pegeen Kelly.
Current book of poetry you can’t get out of your mind? 
Ellen Bass’s “Like a Beggar” is pretty world-rocking.
Best live, or audio, poetry reading you can remember.
I am gonna go with Katt Williams: Every Day I’m Hustling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLDitGAUrno  Also any recordings of James Baldwin and also of Langston Hughes.

Poet Rachel Kann is TEDx a modern-day mystic: irreverently reverent and exuberantly human. She’s a Write Club Los Angeles champ and resident writer for Hevria. Her poetry has been featured on Morning Becomes Eclectic on NPR and as The Weather on the podcast phenomenon, Welcome to Night Vale. Her poetry and short story collection, 10 For Everything, is available from Orange Ocean Press. Her writing (poetry and fiction) also appears in journals such as Eclipse,PermafrostCoe ReviewSou’westerGW ReviewQuiddity, and Lalitamba. You can find her work in anthologies including A Poet’s HaggadahWord Warriors from Seal Press, His Rib from Penmanship Press, and Knocking at the Door from Birch Bench Press.


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