Rachel Kann
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Rachel Kann

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Rachel Kann, LA Weekly Award Winner and Backstage West Critic’s Pick Garland Award Winner, brings her work to stages as diverse as Disney Concert Hall, Royce Hall, California Plaza, The San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts and the Vans Warped Tour. She's working within the confines of page poetry, spoken word, and hip hop. She has toured nationally and in Europe and Canada. Her hip-hop laced poetry appears on 100.3 The Beat, 90.7 KPFK, Sirius Stars, College Stations, and Underground Radio and Podcast Shows worldwide. Rachel's performed for HBO's Def Poetry, BET's The Way We Do It, ABC’s Eye On L.A., and an upcoming Spoken Word DVD, and Artisan’s Special Edition Belly DVD. She's the winner of various invitational slams, including the “Different Type of Groove” $1000 slam and the "Urban Graffiti 4" $1000 Invitational Slam. She's been a member of the Los Feliz Slam Team, the Long Beach Slam Team (West Coast Regional Champs) and the Hollywood Slam Team. Rachel’s published 4 books: glistening, glittering., another sad atlas, Idolizer/atrix and Haunted by want/guided by Don't-need, and appears in anthologies like So Luminous the Wildflowers, The 2006 edition of Rip Rap, PoeticDiversity’s LA Melange and the upcoming Tebot Bach Anthology. Rachel facilitates poetry workshops in High, Middle and Elementary Schools, Rehabilitation Centers for teens and at both male and female Youth Detention Facilities. She was recently commissioned to create poetry curricula for K-5th graders throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. Rachel has also made her mark in the world of podcasting with Eat Bird, which she co-hosts with Ragan Fox, and appears in award-winning experimental theatre in both LA and NYC.