I'm a poet living in Liverpool. My first full length collection 'The Anatomy of Structures' is due with Flambard Press in July 2010. I started writing poetry as a teenager and was a Special Award winner in the 1991 WH Smith Young Writer's Competition, judged by Ted Hughes. I'm a recipient of a North West Arts young writer’s bursary in 1997 and have enjoyed success in national poetry competitons. My poems have appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies and have been broadcast on Radio 4.
PUBLICATIONS | PERFORMANCE HISTORY
My first full length collection 'The Anatomy of Structures' is due with Flambard Press in July 2010.
My pamphlet, 'Keeping Houston Time', was published by Slow Dancer Press in 1997.
My poems have appeared in many literary journals including Stand, Ambit and Mslexia. My poems have also been broadcast on Radio 4.
I have read at venues nationwide and at various literary events including Liverpool Literature Festival 2008, Liverpool Chapter & Verse 2008, Sefton Celebrates Writing 2008 & 2009 and the Manchester Book Fair 2006.
WORKSHOP | READINGS EXPERIENCE","REFERENCE/S
I have an MA in the Teaching & Practice of Creative Writing from Cardiff University.
I taught creative writing at Liverpool John Moores University for six years. I'm now a full time writer and work as a visiting poet. I conduct readings of my own work as well as reading-poetry and writing-poetry workshops in schools, universities, at literature festivals and within the community.
I have worked with The Reader Organisation in Liverpool, taking part several times as a guest writer at their Reader Days - the days involve a packed programme of panel based literary discussions and workshops.
The Reader Organisation,
19 Abercromby Square
Telephone: 0151 794 2830
Lecturer, Creative Writing,
Liverpool John Moores University,
Dean Walters Building
Upper Duke St.,
GROUP SIZE PREFERENCE
GROUP AGE PREFERENCE
Sixth form - adult
AREA/S PREPARED TO TRAVEL
My 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: http://thereaderonline.co.uk/2008/09/featured-poem-aeroplanes-by-rebecca-goss/