New Words Festival presents Rebecca Goss

Time to Read, Carcanet and Manchester Libraries are thrilled to host poet Rebecca Goss on Tuesday 16 March at 7pm.


Rebecca Goss grew up in Suffolk and returned to live there in 2013, after twenty years spent in Liverpool. Today, Rebecca works as a poet, tutor and mentor. She has published three full-length collections, The Anatomy of Structures, Her Birth and Girl, as well as Carousel, a collaboration with photographer Chris Routledge. Her Birth was shortlisted to the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2013, the Warwick Prize for Writing 2015 and the Portico Prize for Literature 2015, and won the poetry category in the East Anglian Book Awards in 2014.

Girl, focuses on the female body and female desire. Cherishing friendships and family relationships and celebrating sexuality, the book is powered by the risk and thrill of living.” Ellen Cranitch

Girl is published by Carcanet and is available to reserve from libraries. Her Birth is also published by Carcanet and both titles are available from

Book now at Manchester Libraries. It’s a free event but booking is essential as places are limited.  After you register for a ticket, you will receive an email with the log-in details nearer the event. The New Words Festival is made possible through public funding from Arts Council England.