Featured Artist: Rachael Ikins

A hearty welcome back to artist, writer and poet Rachael Ikins from New York state! Synkroniciti is thrilled to feature two lush and haunting artworks, Warning and Diana’s Shadow and two disarming and atmospheric poems, Owl and Signs. Rachael evokes a spooky and mysterious mood…you can feel your pulse quickening. Her pastel strokes are delightfully textured (Warning is all pastel and Diana’s Shadow is mixed media) in her artwork and the poems sparkle like dark jewels in the moonlight, filled with anticipation.

If you would like to view Rachael’s magical images, please subscribe or purchase the issue here so we can send you a link. The issue, our ninth, debuted September 1st with the theme of “birds.”

Rachael Ikins is a 2016/18 Pushcart, 2013/18 CNY Book Award nominee, 2018 Independent Book Award winner, & 2019 Vinnie Ream & 2019/2021 Faulkner finalist. A graduate of Syracuse University she is a Fingerlakes born author/illustrator of 9 books in multiple genres. Her work appears in journals such as the Muddy River Poetry Review, Owl Light Literary Turning Points, The Mason Street Review, Broadkill Review, Synkroniciti and many others.

Her art has won prizes and has hung in galleries from CNY to Washington DC. She is a member of NLAPW and Just Poets. She works as an editor at Clare Songbirds Publishing House.

Find her @rzikins.author.artist on Instagram, @nestl493 on Twitter, and at Rachael Ikins Books and Poetry on FaceBook and Ask the Girl Arts.

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