Just a few ways to end.
This video is a collaboration with Sierra Nelson. Together we are Vis-a-Vis Society, a group of poet-scientists dedicated to the analysis of the everyday. This excerpt is from Vis-a-Vis Society’s much longer video poem/instructional video of 1,000 ways to end. Premiered as part of Vis-a-Vis Society’s interactive installation piece “Registration” at NEPO 5K Don’t Run 2015. Written and performed by Rachel Kessler and Sierra Nelson. Director of cinematography: Britta Johnson. Editor: Britta Johnson. Sound: Britta Johnson. Studio Recording: Kent Kessler.
My poem “What Dad Said” is featured as Narrative Magazine’s Poem of the Week. Thank you to poetry editor Michael Wiegers, and everyone at Narrative.
My poems “Mice at the Jazz Concert” and “I Hate the Dancer” appear in the latest issue of Poetry Northwest!
(From “The Mouse & Mt St Helens” by Rachel Kessler, 1981)
Here you can watch me read a poem in a public restroom stall. Thanks to Laura Jean Cronin and Nancy Guppy for interviewing me on the Seattle Channel.
I just stumbled across this erasure game on Wave Books’ website.
Poem to wash hands to. Design by Mishy Cass.
One of my poems for public restroom stall walls. Design by Mishy Cass.