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

Rachel is the Director of Book Events and Programming at Beacon Hill Books & Cafe, an independent bookstore. She also founded and edits The Paige Turner, BHB's monthly newsletter. Learn more about upcoming events and readings at BHB here; subscribe to The Paige Turner here

Rachel serves as the Marketing Director at The Adroit Journal, runs AGNI's Instagram page, and is a poetry reader for The Los Angeles Review. 

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. 

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.