Rachel Long is a poet & the founder of Octavia - Poetry Collective for Womxn of Colour. Octavia was founded in response to the lack of inclusivity and representation in poetry and the academy. Octavia are housed at the Southbank Centre, London. Rachel’s work has featured in Magma, The London Magazine, and Filigree: An Anthology of Contemporary Black British Poetry. She is co-tutor on the Barbican Young Poets Programme and Poetry Fellow of University of Hertfordshire.