Rachel Carney

Rachel Carney is a poet and creative writing facilitator based in Cardiff. She is currently completing a PhD, investigating how creative writing can enrich our engagement with art in museums. Her poems, articles and reviews have been published in numerous magazines and journals, including Poetry Wales, Envoi, Under the Radar, New Welsh Review, Ink Sweat and Tears, Poetry Saltzburg Review and Acumen. In 2021 she won the Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Competition, came 2nd in the Bangor Poetry Competition and was highly commended in the Liverpool Poetry Prize. She’s also had two poems shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and one poem nominated for the Forward Prize. She posts regular book reviews and features on her blog createdtoread.com.

Her debut collection Octopus Mind will be published in July 2023.