Rebecca Goss

Poet
Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge

Dr Rebecca Goss is an award-winning poet. Her poetry has been published extensively in literary journals, national newspapers and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She is the author of three full-length collections and two pamphlets. Her second collection, Her Birth (Carcanet, 2013), is about the death of her baby daughter in 2008 and was shortlisted for the 2013 Forward prize for best collection, the Warwick prize for writing 2015 and the Portico prize for literature 2015. It was winner of the poetry category in the 2013 East Anglian book awards. In 2014 Rebecca was selected for the Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation Poets, a list compiled every ten years of ‘twenty exciting voices for the future’.

Her pamphlet Carousel, a collaborative venture with the photographer Chris Routledge was published by Guillemot Press in 2018. Her third collection, Girl (Carcanet, 2019), was shortlisted for the East Anglian book awards in 2019. She has been a recipient of grants from the Society of Authors including an Authors’ Foundation grant and the Roger Deakin award for a future collection about rural Suffolk lives.

Rebecca has worked as a writing mentor and tutor of creative writing for over twenty years. She has taught for the Arvon Foundation, the Poetry Society, the Poetry School and the University of East Anglia. In 2018–19 Rebecca was Creative Writing Fellow at Liverpool John Moores University. A passionate advocate of interdisciplinary projects, she has been involved in numerous collaborative events with medics, scientists and artists.

Rebecca Goss

Fellowships

Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge 2020/21