Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Rachel Dillon is a poet, teacher, and book reviewer.

She holds an MFA in poetry from Boston University, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching and Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Brandeis University. While completing her MFA, she served as a teaching fellow in the Boston University Creative Writing department and a curriculum consultant for the Favorite Poem Project.

Rachel is the book events manager and newsletter editor at Beacon Hill Books & Cafe. Learn more about upcoming events and readings at BHB here; subscribe to the newsletter here. She is also an editorial assistant at AGNI, the email marketing manager at The Adroit Journal, and a poetry reader at the Los Angeles Review. 

Before pursuing her MFA, 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.