Poetry. In her debut poetry collection, Rachel Kaufman enters the archive's unconscious to reveal the melodies hidden within the language of the past. MANY TO REMEMBER unravels the histories of New Mexican crypto-Jews and the Mexican Inquisition alongside the poet's own family histories. Kaufman's poems follow "fleshed like fables" and "the past's near ending" to arrive at an "alphabet, gardened, growing," creased and longing to translate the past for the present.
Rachel Bernstein Kaufman is currently pursuing a PhD in Jewish and Latin American History at UCLA. Her poetry has appeared on poets.org and in the Harvard Review, Southwestern American Literature, Western Humanities Review, JuxtaProse, and elsewhere, and her prose has appeared in The Yale Historical Review and Rethinking History. She received a BA in English and History from Yale University.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA