Rachel M. Dillon is a teacher, poet, and book reviewer.
She is currently completing her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry at Boston University, where she is a teaching fellow in creative writing, an editorial assistant at AGNI Magazine, and a curriculum development intern for the Favorite Poem Project.
She also works as a bookseller at Beacon Hill Books & Cafe, where she designs, manages, and writes for their monthly book review newsletter. You can read past issues of the newsletter here, and subscribe via the Beacon Hill Books & Cafe website.
Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Rachel holds a dual Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Creative Writing, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching, from Brandeis University. Her undergraduate honors thesis chapbook, titled "Bodies in Transit," was awarded the Brandeis Yakas Prize in 2017.
Rachel taught high school English Language Arts in NYC public schools and worked as an adjunct professor at Lehman College's Graduate School of Education. She also taught creative writing workshops at Writopia Lab and the South Sudanese Enrichment for Families Bridges Program.