Ablutions for Midsummer by Rachael Boast
by Rachael Boast
Copyright Rachael Boast 2021. “Ablutions for Midsummer” is published in her latest collection, “Hotel Raphael” (£10.99) printed here by kind permission of Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan. Boast was born in Bury St Edmunds, has a PhD from the University of St Andrews and lives in Bristol. Her first volume of poetry, “Sidereal” (Picador, 2011) won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize. “Pilgrim’s Flower” (Picador, 2013) was shortlisted for the Griffin Prize and “Void Studies” (Picador, 2016) was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize
Get a free copy of our print edition
Your email address will not be published. The views expressed in the comments below are not those of Perspective. We encourage healthy debate, but racist, misogynistic, homophobic and other types of hateful comments will not be published.