The Poetry Project

Rachelle Rahmé

In this black and white portrait, Rachelle Rahmé looks into the camera, smiling slightly

Rachelle Rahmé is a Lebanese-American poet and scholar born in Jounieh, Lebanon. She is the author of Count Thereof Upon the Other’s Limbs (72 Press, 2019), Puce Commodity (earthbound editions, 2020), Bataille’s Eggs (blush, 2020), and Georges Bataille: 27 Poems on Death (o•blēk editions, 2021). Her poems have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, 3fold, the tiny, Fieldnotes and Fonograf, among others. Her work in sound has been presented by Issue Project Room, PS1, The Stone, Microscope Gallery, Bortolami Gallery, and others. She is a co-editor at blush and was a 2021-2022 ESB Fellow at the Poetry Project. Rahmé holds a Masters in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research and is interested in negative dialectics, comparative archivism, and literary resistance movements. She splits her time between New York City and Providence, RI, where she is an MFA candidate in Literary Arts at Brown University.