Creative Writing Alumni

School of English

Rachel Boast


Rachael Boast was born in Suffolk in 1975. Her collection Sidereal (Picador, 2012) is the winner of the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry 2012 and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Her second collection Pilgrim’s Flower (Picador, 2013) was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2014. She currently divides her time between Scotland and the West Country.