Rachael Ikins at word, revisited
April 26, 2018 –
The Cayuga Museum, in partnership with Olive Trees and aaduna, is continuing a program dedicated to writers and writing. Word, revisited is a bimonthly, community program exploring original writing in all its diverse, intriguing, provocative, and exciting forms.
Our featured reader on April 26 is Rachael Ikins. Ikins is a 2016 Pushcart, 2013 CNY Book Award nominee, award winning poet/artist. Her artwork has appeared in one-woman and group exhibits in Syracuse galleries, from Hamilton to Albany, and the NYS Fair.
In July of 2017 she juried into SUM a show by PATF at Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse. She has been a featured poet/artist at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, Tyler Gallery at SUNY Oswego, Aaduna fundraiser in Auburn, and at Palace Poetry, Syracuse. Ikins founded and moderated Monday Night Poetry at Sushi Blues, feature & open mic, Hamilton NY.
She has published 6 chapbooks and a novel, covers by Rachael. The novel Totems (Log Cabin Books) is her first illustrated book. Clare Songbirds Publishing released her first full length poetry collection, Just Two Girls in August of 2017.
Rachael is a member of NLAPW. She belongs to Associated Artists of CNY and other guilds. She lives on Star Lake in Foxfire with her dogs, cats, and salt water fish tank filled with creatures that glow in the dark, many plants, books, and her garden.
Word, revisited takes place on the second and fourth Thursday of each month in the intimate space of the Carriage House Theater behind the Cayuga Museum. Each evening’s program includes both a featured speaker and an open mic session. Doors will open at 5:30 pm for open mic sign-up; the featured speaker will begin at 6:00. Admission is $3 per person, cash bar is available.
All proceeds benefit the Cayuga Museum.