My name is Rebecca Goss. I am a poet, tutor and mentor, living in Suffolk. My pamphlet ‘Keeping Houston Time’, came out in 1997 with Slow Dancer Press. My first full-length collection The Anatomy of Structures was published by Flambard Press in 2010. My second collection, Her Birth, about the death of my young daughter Ella from a rare heart condition, was published in 2013 by Carcanet/Northern House. It was shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize for Best Collection, won the Poetry category in the East Anglian Book Awards 2013, and in 2015 was shortlisted for the Warwick Prize for Writing and the Portico Prize for Literature. In 2014, I was selected for The Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation Poets.
Carousel, my collaboration with the photographer Chris Routledge was published in 2018 with Guillemot Press. My third full-length collection, Girl, was published with Carcanet/Northern House in 2019 and was shortlisted in the East Anglian Book Awards 2019.
I studied English Literature at Liverpool John Moores University, then went on to complete an MA in Creative Writing at Cardiff University. In 2019 I gained a PhD by Publication from the University of East Anglia. I was Creative Writing Fellow at Liverpool John Moores University 2018-19. I am current Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University.
My poems have appeared in many literary journals, anthologies and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Arts online. You can read a ‘critical perspective’ of my work at British Council Literature http://literature.britishcouncil.org/rebecca-goss and listen to me read my poems at The Poetry Archive