Bower, Rachel. Transcultural Collaboration: Leeds and Nigeria Unite, 1950-1970 (in preparation).

Bower, Rachel and Helen Mort (eds). Verse Matters. Scarborough: Valley Press, 2017 (forthcoming)

Bower, Rachel. Epistolarity and World Literature. London: Palgrave Macmillan, Sept 2017.

Bower, Rachel and Jacob Blakesley (eds). Tony Harrison: International Man of Letters. Special Issue of English Studies, 2018.

Bower, Rachel. “Tony Harrison and Nigerian Schoolboy Slang” English Studies 2018 (forthcoming).

Bower, Rachel. “John Berger: Epistolarity and a Life in Letters.” On John Berger: Telling Stories. Eds. David Malcolm and Ralf Hertel. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2015.

Bower, Rachel. “Epistolary Craft and the Literary Field.The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 49.3 (2014): 315-331.

Zimbler, Jarad, Ben Etherington and Rachel Bower, eds. Crafts of World Literature. Spec. issue of The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 49.3 (2014): 273-278.

Bower, Rachel. “Epistolary Correspondence with the Past in Michael Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion.” Journal of Canadian Literature 219 (Winter 2013): 57-74.

Bower, Rachel. “The Operation of Literary Institutions in the Construction of National Literary Aesthetics: Fadia Faqir’s My Name is Salma.” From Compositor to Collector: Essays on the Book Trade 1660-2010. Eds. John Hinks and Matthew Day. British Library/Oak Knoll, 2012: 181-196.



Bower, Rachel. “Shades” Visual Verse 4.7, May 2017.

Bower, Rachel. “Yarl’s Wood” (a palimpsest translation of Anne Askew’s “The Ballad Which Anne Askew Made and Sang When She Was in Newgate, 1546”). The Stare’s Nest, 23 April 2017.

Bower, Rachel. ‘Sheffield to Aleppo, November 2016‘. Wildcat Dispatches: for Dangerous Times, December 2016.

Bower, Rachel. ‘Women of Steel‘. Commissioned by BBC National Poetry Day 2016 / Forward Foundation. Abridged video version by BBC also available. Also published in Now Then, Issue 108.

Bower, Rachel. ‘Amber’ Shortlisted for the London Magazine Poetry Prize 2016.

Bower, Rachel. ‘Warning’ Visual Verse 3.9, 2016.

Bower, Rachel. ‘Shard’ Full Moon and Foxglove. Sheffield: Three Drops From a Cauldron, 2016.

Bower, Rachel. ‘Coppers’ Remembering Oluwale: An Anthology. Scarborough: Valley Press, 2016.

Bower, Rachel. ‘Orange Blossom’; ‘City Square’; Silk Flowers’ Fresh and Featured. Pankhearst Press, 2016.

Bower, Rachel. ‘Interview.’ Fresh and Featured, Pankhearst Press, 2016.

Bower, Rachel. ‘Candy’; ‘Blue Nails’ Stand 14.2 (2016)

Bower, Rachel. ‘Persephone’ Beltane Anthology. Three Drops From a Cauldron, 2016.

Bower, Rachel. ‘Soul Seed’ Fresh. Pankhearst Press, 2015.

Bower, Rachel. ‘Soul Seed.’ Longlisted for the Plough Prize 2015.



Bower, Rachel. Rev. of The Book In Africa ed. by Caroline Davis and David Johnson. Textual Cultures 10.1 (2016): 83-85.

Bower, Rachel. Rev. of The Stonegate Devil by Carole Bromley, Demeter Does Not Remember by Mary Madec and Letter to My Rival by Merryn Williams. Stand 14.3 (2016).

Bower, Rachel. Rev. of A Bird is Not a Stone: An Anthology of Contemporary Palestinian Poetry ed. By Harry Bell and Sarah Irving, and This Room is Waiting: Poems from Iraq and the United Kingdom ed. by Van Winkle, Ryan and Lauren Pyott. Stand 14.2 (2016).

Bower, Rachel Rev. of Blood on the Tides: The Ozidi Saga and Oral Epic Narratology by Isidore Okpewho. Leeds African Studies Bulletin (2016). –

Bower, Rachel. Rev. of Postcolonial Life Narratives by Gillian Whitlock. Journal of Postcolonial Writing (Nov, 2015).

Bower, Rachel. Rev. of Wolf, Wolf by Eben Venter and The Restless Supermarket by Ivan Vladislavić. Wasafiri 2015.

Bower, Rachel. “Toni Morrison” and “Michael Ondaatje”. Blackwell Encylopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Eds. Henry Schwarz and Sangeeta Ray (in press, 1193 & 1227 words).

Bower, Rachel. Rev. of The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje. Wasafiri 72 (2012): 103-105.

Bower, Rachel. “Arab Archives and Transitional Justice.” Postcolonial Studies Association Newsletter (2012): 4-6.

Bower, Rachel. “Interview with Fadia Faqir, March 2010.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 48.1 (2012): 3-12.

Bower, Rachel. Rev. of Eleven Houses by Christopher Fitz-Simon and The Invisible Prison by Pat Boran. Wasafiri 67 (September 2011): 83-84.

Bower, Rachel, Désha Osborne & Oliver Ross. “Interview with M. G. Vassanji.” Wasafiri: Special Issue “Indian Oceans” 66.2/3 (June 2011): 3-7. Republished by invitation in Emerging Perspectives on M.G. Vassanji. Eds. Tony Simoes da Silva and JKS Makokha, 2012.




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