Rachael Boast

Rachael Boast (b. 1975)
Photograph of Rachael Boast by Jonathan Boast
Rachael Boast © Jonathan Boast



Born in Suffolk in 1975, Rachael Boast studied literature and philosophy at Wolverhampton University and then relocated to the West Country for ten years. In 2005 she moved to St Andrews to begin an MLit in Creative Writing and  her PhD was an examination of poetic technique with reference to The Book of Job. Her work has appeared in several magazines, including Archipelago, Markings and The Yellow Nib, and anthologies, including The Heart as Origami (Rising Fire Press), Stolen Weather (Castle House Press) and Addicted to Brightness (Long Lunch Press). She currently divides her time between Bristol and Fife. Her first collection, Sidereal, was published by Picador in May 2011 and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. This was followed by Pilgrim's Flower (Picador) in 2013 and Void Studies (Picador) in 2016.

Poems by Rachael Boast