Rachel Kerr

Rachel Kerr’s poetry has been published in various magazines and anthologies and she has read at numerous festivals and open mic events. Together with Half Moon Books, she won the Ilkley Literature Festival Chapbook Challenge in 2018.

Born in Sunderland and raised in Scotland, Rachel now lives near Bradford where she works in communications for the education sector and runs a weekly writing class. When the demands of her ‘day’ job allow, she has been tutoring/facilitating creative writing since 2007 as well as running well-being workshops and dementia intervention therapies based around words, poetry and story.

Rachel is a qualified teacher with a PGCE from the University of Durham as well as a degree in English Language & Literature from the University of Oxford and an MA in Literature Studies (creative writing) from York St John University.

In this delightful collection, Kerr takes the reader on a journey from Yorkshire to Morocco to Scotland, studying the landscape, looking under every stone until she finds her way home. We catch a glimpse of moments, memories of times past, of gentle love, loss, or sadness, but there are flashes of humour too. This candid collection is like opening a Matryoshka doll; we are aware that with the turning of each page, there will be more to come.

Alison Lock