Arabesque Poetry Book - Giraffes - Rachel DacusFutureCycle Press will publish my fourth poetry collection, Arabesque, in August of 2018.

This collection contains the poetry of evolutions, revolutions, and epiphanies in topics touching on fathers and brothers, marriage, death and disability, artistic discipline, oppression, power, and whimsy. There are giraffes in the living room and celestial bodies, false stars and wishing stars, and blessings.

Here are some things kind poets have said about my poetry collections:

“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, and on love’s latent withering and re-blossoming.” – Deema Shehabi, author of Thirteen Departures from the Moon.

“Rachel Dacus turns a painterly eye onto both the nooks and crannies of our world, ‘hints of rose madder in the cerulean,’ a palm tree’s ‘rigid, rattling arguments,’ and ‘the blue immensity’ that holds us all.” – Molly Fisk, author of The More Difficult Beauty