The Seren Poetry Podcast

Rachael Clyne : 'You'll Never Be Anyone Else'

November 23, 2023 Alternative Stories Season 2 Episode 2
The Seren Poetry Podcast
Rachael Clyne : 'You'll Never Be Anyone Else'
Show Notes

Welcome to The Seren Poetry Podcast, a series of conversations and readings with Seren poets.


In this episode we talk to Rachael Clyne about identity, belonging and self-acceptance, three central themes from her collection ‘You’ll Never Be Anyone Else’. Throughout the book, Rachel uses playful wit, and colourful imagery to explore Jewish and lesbian identity through various stages of life and consider what it takes to reconcile being different.  


Rachael Clyne is a poet from Glastonbury. Her work has been published in journals such as Iamb, Ink Sweat & Tears, Lighthouse, Rialto, Shearsman, and Tears in the Fence, and widely anthologized. Her debut collection ‘Singing at the Bone Tree’ (Indigo Dreams) won Indigo Dreams’ Geoff Stevens Award 2013. Her pamphlet, ‘Girl Golem’ (, explores her Jewish migrant heritage and sense of otherness. Rachael was a professional actor, then psychotherapist. Her passions are eco-issues and identity.  


‘You’ll Never be Anyone Else’ is available in bookshops nationwide or from the Seren website 


The podcast is presented by Rhian Edwards  

The interviewer is Sarah Johnson  

The interview recordings are by Sarah Johnson.

Production, sound design and editing are by Chris Gregory of Alternative Stories 


You can find out more about Rachael Clyne on her website  or by following her on social media:

X @RachaelClyne1


Other books by Rachael Clyne:

‘Girl Golem’ ( 

‘Singing at the Bone Tree’ (Indigo Dreams) 


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Please join us next week for a conversation with poet Glyn Edwards about his collection ‘In Orbit’. Subscribe in your favourite podcast app to have all future editions delivered to your podcast feed the moment they are released.