Rose began writing poetry before she actually knew how to write, filling dozens of notebooks with her indecipherable scrawl. Named Individual Youth Slam Poet in 2007 and 2008, she was a member of the Seattle team that competed at Brave New Voices National Poetry Slams in 2007, 2008, and 2009. She joined the University of Washington poetry team at the 2010 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational where she was nominated Best Female Poet. A member of the 2011 Seattle Adult Poetry Slam team, she was named “Rookie of the Year,”. In 2012 she represented Seattle at the Women of the World Poetry Slam.
In a world where too many women are concerned with playing a man's game, McAleese [promises] us a daughter who will "bite the end of words like she’s running out of breath."
Rachel McKibbens,
2009 Women of the World poetry slam champion


… as nimble and tough as acrobats in a touring carnival, yet simultaneously as searching and vulnerable as pilgrims on a winding and thorny path.
Tom Robbins
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