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Rachel Edelman is a Jewish poet raised in Memphis, TN and the author of the debut collection Dear Memphis (River River Books, 2024). Her poems have been published in Narrative, Poetry Northwest, Muzzle, and The Seventh Wave, among many other journals, and she has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the University of Washington, the Academy of American Poets, Mineral School, and Crosstown Arts. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington and a BA in English and geology from Amherst College. She teaches high school English in Seattle.
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