Author Page: Rachel Wiley

Rachel Wiley is a queer, biracial poet and performer from Columbus, Ohio. She is a fellow and faculty member of the Pink Door Writing Retreat held annually for women and nonbinary writers of color in upstate New York. She is the author of two full length poetry collections Fat Girl Finishing School and Nothing is Okay, published by Button Poetry.


Rachel has represented Columbus at multiple National Poetry Slam Competitions and was a finalist twice in 2011. She has toured nationally performing at slam venues, colleges, and festivals. Her work has appeared on Upworthy, The Huffington Post, The Militant Baker, and Everyday Feminism.


Bio from the Button Poetry website.



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Rachel Wiley titles featured by Fat Girls in Fiction:

Fat Girl Finishing School

Nothing is Okay