Arabesque

Arabesque Poetry Book - Giraffes - Rachel DacusComing from FutureCycle Press in August of 2018! This fourth poetry collection contains poetry about art, dance, calligraphy, fathers, brothers, love, marriage, death, oppression, power, and horseback riding. There are giraffes in the living room,  celestial bodies, false stars, wishing stars, and blessings.

Kind words about my poetry:

“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.

Femme au chapeau - Rachel Dacus - Poetry Book“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.