Shortlisted for the 2019 East Anglian Book Poetry Award In Girl, Rebecca Goss considers the emotional and physical connections women make to the world around them The poems interrogate and celebrate female identity and experience, and the dynamics of family and friendship From a woman struck by lightning to a baby who understands shadows, Goss navigates the real and the imagined with equal flair At the heart of the collection is a distinctive, sensual series of poems responding to the work of the artist Alison Watt the result is a fearless exploration of the female body and female desire. Download Girl – heartforum.co.uk
Goss is a poet, academic, tutor, and mentor living in Suffolk Her second collection, Her Birth Carcanet Northern House, 2013 , is about the death of her sixteen month daughter from a rare heart condition The moving collection was shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize for Best Collection and won in 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 Goss studied for a PhD by publication at the University of East Anglia She was a Creative Writing Fellow at Liverpool John Moores University between 2018 19.
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- 11 July 2019 Rebecca Goss