Rachel R. Baum

Current City, State, Country

Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

Birth Year

b. 1956

Birth City, State, Country

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA


Rachel R. Baum is a poet. She serves as Chair of the The Poet Laureate Committee that will select the first Poet Laureate of Saratoga Springs. She is the founder of the Moving Mountains Poets Group and the Saratoga Peace Pod.

As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, she was the At Home Dog Trainer, LLC for 15 years. She blogged regularly for the Albany, New York Times Union as “BARK! Confessions of a Dog Trainer,” and later continued it on her website. Prior to starting her business, she was Assistant Dean of the College of Computing and Information at the University at Albany. She served as President of the New York Library Association in 2007.

Published Works

In Dreams Cars Flew (chapbook; Dancing Girl Press, Fall 2023)

Edited Works
Funeral and Memorial Service Readings, Poems and Tributes (McFarland, 1999)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Current Title



University of Houston, Bachelors of Art
University of Michigan, Masters in Library Science
Rice University, Certificate of Publishing

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