Published Poetry

Translation, Fred & Edith Herman Memorial Prize, Academy of American Poets

And after the fire a still small voice, The letters of heaven and earth, Stasis in the Forest, JuxtaProse

Many to Remember, Harvard Review Online

New Mexico Lightning, Southwestern American Literature, Volume 45 / Fall 2019

Translation, JuxtaProse

Burial, The Raw Art Review

Starfish & an interview, Carve Magazine

Reflection Over Winter, Levee Magazine

Prophetess & Archive’s Tales I, Good Works Review 2019

New Mexico Lightning, 2019 Sean T. Lannan Poetry Prize,

At these limits, Kalliope

(Flush Inspired) & Behind the Brush, Western Humanities Review

Published Reviews

Kaufman, Rachel. “How does a story break?” Review of Tom Haviv’s A Flag of No Nation. Diagram 22.4.

Kaufman, Rachel. “Review of Nathaniel Tarn’s Atlantis, an Autoanthropology.” Restless Messengers: Poetry in Review, 2022.

Kaufman, Rachel. “Review of Michael Heller’s Within the Inscribed: Selected Prose and Conversations.Restless Messengers: Poetry in Review, 2021.


UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, December 2021, Book Talk with Prof. Dalia Kandiyoti

American Jewish Historical Society, October 2021, “Translating History through Poetry”

People & Places Lecture Series, University of New Mexico, August 2021, “Translating History through Poetry: The Mexican Inquisition & Crypto-Jewish Memory

Yale Student Poets Reading, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 2018 & 2019

Connecticut Poetry Circuit, Yale College winner, spring 2019

Guest Poet, Yale University Art Gallery, Gallery+ 2018

Select Awards

Fred and Edith Herman Memorial Prize, Academy of American Poets

JuxtaProse 2020 Chapbook Poetry Prize for collection, And after the fire

Poetry manuscript, Many to Remember, selected as a Finalist in the Hudson Poetry Prize of Black Lawrence Press

Sean T. Lannan Poetry Prize, Academy of American Poets

Yale Gordon Barber Memorial Prize for thesis poetry collection, Many to Remember