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10th Jul 10

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collection –
“The Anatomy of Structures”
Flambard Press

in anthology –
“Images of Women”
Arrowhead Press in assoc. with Second Light



Born in 1974, Rebecca grew up in Suffolk and now lives in Liverpool. Her first full length collection The Anatomy of Structures is published by Flambard Press (2010). Her pamphlet collection Keeping Houston Time was published by Slow Dancer Press (1997).
She has an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff University and was winner of the North West Arts young writer’s bursary 1997/98. She taught creative writing at Liverpool John Moores University for several years.
Her poems have appeared in many literary magazines including Ambit, Stand, Magma, Mslexia, and Smiths Knoll and have been broadcast on Radio 4. She has had success in competitions including the Bridport Prize, Way with Words/Mirehouse, writers-inc and The New Writer.
Her Bridport prize winning poem Aeroplanes has been made into a film, animated by Eek films as part of Liverpool’s Poetry in the City Festival 2008. It was screened on the BBC Big Screen in Liverpool and screens nationwide. See it here at: Aeroplanes on YouTube
Praise for The Anatomy of Structures:

Goss’s poetry is wonderfully tactile stuff driven by forensically close observation. She revels in risk: her eroticism makes delighted yet uneasy voyeurs of us all; her dark wit celebrates the collision and ignition of intellect and emotion.

Elizabeth Speller

Rebecca’s poetry is direct, yet often placed at interesting angles to what seems to be its subject. She writes about death, sex, relationships, the body; there’s a sense of the forbidden that hovers over her work like a fallen angel. One to savour, one to buy.

John Harvey

Rebecca Goss’s hotel rooms, kitchens, hospital wards and car parks are the locations for sudden severances, improbably sensuous seductions and the whole shifting human circus of fear, hope and longing.

Anne-Marie Fyfe

A very clear voice, catching at the emotional drama of the world, it strangeness, sexiness and occasionally its yearning.

Robert Seatter

and on Rebecca’s poetry:

The language is precise and evocative, the images sharp as a photograph.

Val McDermid

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