Rachel Long

Poet, Facilitator, Curator


About me

Rachel Long is a poet, facilitator and curator. She was awarded a Jerwood/Arvon Mentorship in 2015, and was mentored for one year by Caroline Bird. Her poems have featured in Magma, The Honest Ulsterman and The London Magazine. She is assistant tutor to Jacob Sam La-Rose on the Barbican Young Poets programme, and leads Octavia, a poetry collective for women of colour at Southbank Centre, London. Octavia have featured in The Guardian and on BBC World Service, they've run poetry workshops for The Serpentine Galleries and at Oxford University, and they've performed at Women of the World and The London Literature Festival. Inspired by Octavia, Rachel has curated 'Telling Her Story', an open workshop series for women of colour, hosted and in partnership with Southbank Centre.

Locked Pro Plan feature


  • Poetry
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Facilitator
  • Art Events
  • Creative Workshops
  • Creative Talks

People I’ve worked with

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  • Deborah Armstrong

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    • Creative Director - Experiential Event Specialist
  • Wilna Fourie

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    • Producer
  • oracle hcm

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MA Creative and Life Writing

Goldsmiths University College London

Sep 2013 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom


BA American Literature with Creative Writing

University of Hull

Sep 2009 - Jul 2012
  • Hull, United Kingdom



Winner of The Poetry School and Soda Pictures Poetry Competition 2016

The Poetry School/Soda Pictures

  • https://poetryschool.com/articles/rachel-long-wins-paterson-poetry-school-competition/