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Rachel Kaufman Published Debut Poetry Book
April 12, 2021

PHD student Rachel Kaufman published her first poetry book titled Many to Remember released by Dos Madres Press.  In this 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.