Rachael Boast was born in 1975 and is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Void Studies (Picador 2016), which was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her first collection, Sidereal (Picador, 2011), won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Seamus Heaney Prize for Best First Collection. She was co-editor of The Echoing Gallery: Bristol Poets and Art in the City (Redcliffe Press). She lives in Bristol.
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