South West Writers

Rachael Boast



About the Author

Rachael Boast was born in Suffolk in 1975. She moved to Bristol in 1996 and also lived for a time in Scotland where she studied for a PhD in Creative Writing. She has been widely published in UK magazines, journals and anthologies, and has written specially commissioned poems for the Bristol Festival of Ideas, The Guardian, and BBC Radio 4. Her work is available to listen to by visiting the Poetry Archive website. Rachael is also available for one-to-one tutorials with the Poetry School.

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Recent Publications

Sidereal , Picador , 2011
Pilgrim's Flower , Picador , 2013
Void Studies , Picador , 2016

Current Events/Projects

W.S. Graham Centenary Celebrations Joint Coordinator
Estate of W.S. Graham Archivist

Awards and Residencies

Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize , 2012
the Griffin Prize for Poetry , 2014 , Shortlisted
The Royal Literary Fund , 2013-2016 , Recipient of Grant
Bristol Poetry Competition , 2015

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