Rachel Lauren Storm is a poet and artist from Urbana, Illinois, where she works in arts and cultural development. Her writing has appeared in Montage Literary Arts Journal, Rust and Moth, and Buzz Magazine. She's taught creative writing in workshops and university classrooms, in the community, and to incarcerated writers.

Rachel Lauren Storm was born in Aurora, Illinois and educated at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Ache & Love, a collection of poetry. She serves as a judge for the regional Poetry Out Loud competition and has curated two poetry salons in Champaign-Urbana: Open Scene and Writ n' Rhymed. She founded the City of Urbana's Poet Laureate Program and assisted in the development of various initiatives therein, including the Poets on a Park Bench TV series, Poems on Glass, Postcard Poetry, and The Laureate's Showcase. She has been a featured poet of Pygamlion Poetry Marathon, Poets at the Post, Resist Art, and Poets at the Wheelhouse