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Rachael Boast

Rachael Boast is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently, Void Studies (Picador, 2016). She is co-editor of The Echoing Gallery: Bristol Poets and Art in the City (Redcliffe Press, 2013) and The Caught Habits of Language: An Entertainment for W.S. Graham for Him Having Reached One Hundred (Donut Press, 2018). She lives in Bristol.

Sunday by Rachael Boast

The smell of sunlight on river-water / in shocks and tints ruins the calm mirror / / of sleep and the disciplines of the dark. / The pushy oars of rowers dissemble and mark / / the surface leaving a trail of peacock eyes / in their wake while half-asleep in the ultraviolet / / I almost b...

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Ablutions for Midsummer by Rachael Boast

Eagle Rock, Buckland in the Moor / / Over and over the moon washes her fragments / in the water, moving downstream as she does so, / following the foxglove wall to where yesterday / I walked on, seeing what I hadn't seen, hearing / what I hadn't heard, alert to the stresses / falling into wa...

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