Rachel Boast

b. 1975
Rachel Boast

Rachael Boast is a poet from Suffolk, England. She wrote her first collection of poetry, Sidereal, while she was writing her thesis. In 2012, she won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Seamus Heaney Prize. She cites many influences, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Arthur Rimbaud, and poet, artist, and filmmaker Jean Cocteau.