About Rachel Piercey
Rachel Piercey is a writer, editor and tutor. She co-edited and contributed to the children’s poetry anthologies Falling Out of the Sky: Poems about Myths and Monsters, Watcher of the Skies: Poems about Space and Aliens, and The Head that Wears a Crown: Poems about Kings and Queens, all published by the Emma Press. Falling Out of the Sky was shortlisted for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education’s poetry award in 2016 and she got to perform on stage at the National Theatre in London, which was very exciting.
Rachel has taught courses on writing poetry for children for The Poetry School, worked with The Poetry Society, Pop Up Projects, Poet in the City and Southbank Centre, and regularly performs and runs poetry workshops in primary schools. Her poems for adults have been published in The Rialto, Magma, Butcher’s Dog and The Poetry Review, as well as pamphlets from the Emma Press and HappenStance.