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Rachel “Raych” Jackson is a writer, educator and performer.  Her poems have gained over 2 million views on YouTube. She is the 2017 NUPIC Champion and a 2017 Pink Door fellow.


Jackson recently voiced 'DJ Raych' in the Jackbox game, Mad Verse City. She voices Tiffany in Battu, an upcoming animation recently picked up by Cartoon Network. Her latest play, “Emotions & Bots”, premiered at the Woerdz Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. Jackson wrote a room dedicated to her city for 29Rooms' first installment in Chicago, through Refinery 29. She co-created and co-hosts Big Kid Show, a monthly poetry show in Chicago.

Jackson continues to instruct workshops through Poetry Foundation, InsideOut Literary Arts and more. She pushes educators to implement culturally relevant poetry within their curriculum using her five years of experience teaching elementary in Chicago Public Schools.  


Jackson’s work has been published by many— including Poetry Magazine, The Rumpus, The Shallow Ends, and Washington Square Review. Her debut collection EVEN THE SAINTS AUDITION was recently published through Button Poetry. Her collection won Best New Poetry Collection by a Chicagoan in the Chicago Reader fall of 2019. Jackson currently lives in Chicago.


Above Photo Credit: Qurissy Lopez

Home Page Photo Credit: Chip Moody

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