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Poet, Novelist, and Essayist Rachel Dacus

The Renaissance Club, a novel

Publishers Weekly called it “a delightful dance between present-day and Renaissance Italy … a perfect fit for art lovers seeking a lovely to-and-fro escape through time.” Read the full review here.

Enchanting, rich, and romantic, a poetic journey through the folds of time.” — Bestselling author Kerry Lonsdale.

What happens when a 17th century genius meets his superfan from the future? Can love conquer time? 

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My newest poetry collection, Arabesque is garnering great reviews! “Rachel Dacus’ poetry sings and celebrates the body and spirit in form and function, freedom and flight. Throughout this world of journey and process, here and there, she acclaims what underlies, immutable.” —Jeff Santosuosso, Editor-in-Chief, Panoply.

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THE RENAISSANCE CLUB, a novel

May Gold, a young art historian, slips through a fold in time while traveling in Italy. She meets her artist hero from the past — but will May’s adventure in time ruin her life, or lead to a magical new one? Find out — pick up your copy today or read on Kindle Unlimited. Can love conquer even time?

“Enchanting, rich and romantic.”
– Kerry Lonsdale, bestselling author of Everything We Keep and the Everything series.

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The Renaissance Club, a novel

RACHEL DACUS’ POETRY COLLECTIONS

Poetry collection by Rachel Dacus

Praise for the Poetry

“Rachel Dacus’ poetry sings and celebrates the body and spirit in form and function, freedom and flight. Throughout this world of journey and process, here and there, she acclaims what underlies, immutable.” — Jeff Santosuosso, Editor-in-Chief, Panoply.

“Rachel Dacus directs her steady gaze on art’s meticulous and sometimes maddening labor, on the deep grief and explosive beauty of a daughter’s attachment to her fading father.” – Deema Shehabi, author, Thirteen Departures from the Moon

“What a treat! Poems that float off the lips and tongue and into the soul.” – Amazon Review

Rachel’s books on Amazon.

 

 

 

About Rachel

San Francisco Bay area author and poet, Rachel DacusI love writing in many forms: poems, novels, plays, memoirs, and essays. My work has appeared in journals that include Atlanta Review, Boulevard, Prairie Schooner, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. I live in the San Francisco area, where I pretend I’m a tourist, sampling the natural beauty, diverse culture, the beautiful city, the fresh air and water, and of course scads of wineries. This all reminds of Italy, where I often set my stories.

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    I’m delighted to be included in this new Video Wiki of 13 Creative Contemporary Poets! And very honored to be included alongside poets I’ve long admired, it was also a surprise to be in a new form of video wiki! It’s created by Wiki Ezvid, a company developing, as their tagline tells it, “The World’s […]

  • Publishers Weekly Reviews The Renaissance Club

    The review called my time travel novel it “a lovely to-and-fro escape through time.”. Thanks to BookLife at Publishers Weekly for a sparkling review! Here’s the link. The reviewer says, “This story of art and artists across time is peppered with colorful characters, sexy interludes, and instances of poetic prose. “It’s a perfect fit for […]

  • Preview — New Time Travel Novel, TIMEGATHERED

    Many readers of my time travel novel The Renaissance Club have connected with my time travel guide, George St. James, so I’ve made him the hero of my new time travel novel. Timegathered is the story of George in his youth, and how he became a time traveler, realizing his innate potential for slipping between […]

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