Rachel McKibbensRachel McKibbens is an American poet originally from Anaheim, California. In reviewing her book ''Pink Elephant'', The Rumpus said “McKibbens awakens and haunts with selfless honesty." Publishers Weekly gave a positive review of her book ''blud'', saying "The poems feature razor-sharp imagery, and McKibbens exhibits an ear attuned to sonic texture."
McKibbens is known for her poetry, essays, short stories, and slam poetry. She currently resides in upstate New York, where she teaches and writes. In late 2018, it was discovered that poet Ailey O'Toole had plagiarized McKibben's work, specifically ''blud'', which resulted in the cancellation of O'Toole's book. Provided by Wikipedia