TEDx Poet Rachel Kann is a modern-day mystic: irreverently reverent and exuberantly human. Los Angeles champ and resident writer for Hevria. Her poetry has been featured on Morning Becomes Eclectic on NPR and as The Weather on the podcast phenomenon, Welcome to Night Vale.
Rachel has performed her poetry with artists and leaders such as daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra, Marianne Williamson, Sage Francis, Saul Williams, and Rahzel, at venues such as Disney Concert Hall, Royce Hall, The Broad Stage, The San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, and the Vans Warped Tour, as well as spiritual and sacred spaces like Jewlicious Fest X aboard The Queen Mary, Agape Spiritual Center and Sinai Temple.
Accolades include the James Kirkwood Fiction Awards (short story), Writer’s Digest Short-Short Story Awards (micro-fiction), 4 The Camera Film Festival and Landlocked Film Festival (music video) LA Weekly Awards (best supporting actress) Backstage West Garland Awards Critic’s Picks (best supporting actress) and both the audio and video award for the International Slam Idol (poetry).
She is also a shamanic apprentice, dancer, teacher and DJ. Her work in all fields remains the same: to set people free and help them feel outrageous love. Rachel will perform poetry at the WVC entitled, “The Poetry of Transcendence: Get High, Get Off, Get Free!”