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Rachael Howells



the poet

Rae Howells is a poet and journalist from Swansea, UK. She's won both the Welsh International and The Rialto poetry competitions, and been mentioned in several others (most recently, the MsLexia competition). Her work has featured in a wide range of journals, including Magma, The Rialto, New Welsh Review, Acumen, Envoi, Poetry Ireland, Black Bough Poetry, Marble and The Cardiff Review, as well as in the Poetry Business anthology, The Result is What You See Today. Her pamphlet Bloom and Bones, co-authored with Jean James, is forthcoming from The Hedgehog Poetry Press.

the poems

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Publishing credits

Merchant Vessel Defoe, 1941: Magma (Issue 74)

The Swing: longlisted for the Winchester Poetry Prize 2019

  Please Give Me Your Heart to Hold (Winchester Poetry Festival)

The winter-king: winner of The Rialto Nature Poetry

  Competition 2018 / The Rialto (Issue 91)

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