is a poet and psychoanalytic psychotherapist living in Sussex, UK with her wife and their baby daughter. She is recently back from more than a decade in NYC where she trained and worked at a non-profit clinic (specializing in trauma and creativity – the focus of her doctoral research). Her debut pamphlet do not be lulled by the dainty starlike blossom was published by The Emma Press in 2021. It touches on queer family-making and working class childhood.
What does Rachael Matthews say?
If you widen the definition of poetry to include what’s thinkable and worded but unspoken, I’ve always made poems ...
Finishing mummy’s pictures
Rachael Matthews reviews The Illustrated Woman by Helen Mort (Chatto & Windus, 2022)
Castaway poet Rachael Matthews choses poems by Jennifer L Knox, Adrienne Rich, and Kathleen Jamie for her desert island stay