Bio

Rachel Kaufman is a poet, historian, and teacher. Her work explores diasporic memory, generational transmission of religious and cultural tradition, and the ways in which literary and historical texts transmit the past. Her poetry has appeared on poets.org and in the Harvard Review, Western Humanities Review, Southwestern American Literature, JuxtaProse, The Raw Art Review, Carve Magazine, Levee Magazine, Good Works Review, Kalliope, Shibboleth, and elsewhere. Her prose has appeared in Rethinking History, The Yale Historical Review, Restless Messengers, and on the Journal of the History of Ideas Blog. Rachel received a BA in English & History from Yale University and is a PhD student in Latin American & Jewish History at UCLA. Her first poetry collection, Many to Remember (2021), was published by Dos Madres Press, and her chapbook, And after the fire, received the 2020 JuxtaProse Chapbook Prize.