Rachelle Toarmino is a poet from Niagara Falls, New York. She is the author of the poetry collection That Ex and the chapbooks Comeback, Feel Royal, and Personal & Generic. Her poems and essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Bennington Review, Electric Literature, ITERANT, Literary Hub, Poetry Daily, Salt Hill Journal, The Slowdown, and elsewhere.
Rachelle is the founding editor in chief of Peach Mag, an independent literary publishing project with an online journal, print anthologies, and live and virtual events. She is also an editorial advisor to Foundlings Press. In 2017, she served on the editorial advisory board of the anthology My Next Heart: New Buffalo Poetry.
Rachelle earned an MFA in poetry at UMass Amherst, where she received an Academy of American Poets Prize. She teaches poetry independently and for organizations including Catapult, Juniper Institute for Young Writers, Just Buffalo Literary Center, and others.
She lives in Buffalo.
by D. Arthur at That Ex: The Drive-In
by Stephen Gabris for Buffalo Spree
by Sam Tilkins for Virago Buffalo
by Shayna Kiblin
by Nancy J. Parisi for Just Buffalo Literary Center