Rachel Brooks

Genre Managing Editor, Live Docket Mgr.


Rachel Brooks is a junior at Christian Heritage School in Trumbull, Connecticut and a Genre/Live Docket Managing Editor at Polyphony Lit. She began her journey at Polyphony as a first reader in August 2019. Rachel's poetry and prose have been recognized by the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and she is the winner of the 2019-2020 Smith College High School Poetry Prize. When she's not reading submissions for Polyphony, she serves as the founder and editor-in-chief of her high school's literary magazine and enjoys writing articles for her local newspaper. Rachel is fascinated by both the humanities and the medical sciences, and how these seemingly unrelated areas intertwine. She especially loves poetry because of its ability to encapsulate raw emotion and experience by merging unexpected sounds, tempos, and textures, forging new avenues to discovery.