Poet, Scholar, Wedding Officiant, Model, Professor, PR.
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I was born and raised on the Central Coast of California, educated on the East Coast and lived in China where I was a full professor and a food & fashion writer. I had a stint doing PR & Marketing for Philip Glass Days and Nights Festival and I've published several books of poetry. I am now working hard to raise my child in the loving and inclusive world I'm building with my chosen family.
Please contact me if you'd like to book me as a speaker, PR consultant, poetry classes or as your wedding officiant.
MORE THAN A POET
Poetry is what I do and how I live.
Rachelle Escamilla is a Chicana poet from the Central Coast of California. She is the author of two collections of poetry with a forthcoming third collection in 2023. Rachelle’s award winning first book of poetry, Imaginary Animal (Willow Books, 2015/ 2022) is now in the second printing with an introduction by Chicano poet Manuel Paul López, the book is also slated to release as an off-broadway play directed by Katherine Wilkinson. Escamilla is the founder of a number of creative writing and poetry programs in the US and China; was the producer and host of the longest running poetry radio show in the US; and was a visiting scholar at the Library of Congress, Hispanic Division where her poetry was recorded for Palabra the library’s audio archive and her article, Searching for my Family, about her grandfather’s testimony to Congress in 1969 about the working conditions for migrant workers was published by the Library of Congress. Rachelle teaches Contemporary Chincanx/Latinx poetry and Creative Writing Workshops, manages Social Media and Marketing for Philip Glass Days and Nights Festival and works as a model and actress.