Rachael 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.