Author Archive | Seni

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The Heart of It

Available to order from Peepal Tree Press ‘The movement of Seni Seneviratne’s second collection The Heart of It is two-fold like that of the heart: here is a poet able to combine the personal in enchanting lyrics of desire with the political in poems that, through imaginative power, portray other lives – marginalised, brutalised, lost – as […]

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Wild Cinnamon & Winter Skin

Seni Seneviratne’s debut collection offers a poetic landscape that echoes themes of migration, family, love and loss and reflects her personal journey as a woman of Sri Lankan and English heritage. The poems cross oceans and centuries. In ‘Cinnamon Roots’ Seni Seneviratne travels from colonial Britain to Ceylon in the 15th century and back to […]

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CLOSURE – Contemporary Black British Stories

  Humans have always valued the short story as a way to make sense of the world, and their place in it. This anthology by leading Black and Asian British writers is filled with a rich variety of stories, which, like life, rarely end in the way we might expect… Listed in BuzzFeed’s ‘22 Brilliant […]

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Launch of ‘Closure’

3rd November, 6.30 at Waterstones, Piccadilly Circus. Conversations on Closure Editor Jacob Ross will be talking with contributors Pete Kalu, Jennifer Makumbi, Seni Seneviratne and Ayesha Sidiqqi about their stories in Closure and their own writing processes as well as offering the audience insights around Black British Fiction. (more…)

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Poetry Surgery in Sheffield

    are currently taking bookings for my Poetry Surgeries in Sheffield Wed 28 October 2015 Wed 18 November 2015 Book online or call Paul McGrane 020 7420 9881. This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Seni Seneviratne, (more…)

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XV Poetry on the Lake

XV Poetry on the Lake Celebration  9th-11th October 2015 Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Mmakgari Dabutha, Seni Seneviratne, Michael Swan, Neal Hall, Fausta Squatriti, Kenneth Steven,Caroline Carver, Rebecca Bilkau and international poets.  

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POPPY – Digital Arts Project

From April to November this year I was one of eight artists commissioned by Lets Go Global for the Poppy Project –  an ambitious digital arts project exploring a contemporary, conceptual view of the First World War Centenary. (more…)

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Writing Process- Blog Tour

I was asked by interactive artist  Maya Chowdhry and poet and Science Fiction writer Naomi Foyle to join this blog tour thingy and I said yes to both of them.  So here goes with the answers to the four questions. (more…)

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Acts of Love – Seni Seneviratne

My memoir piece, Acts of Love is now posted in full on the Tangled Roots website.  Here’s how it begins: I am known in my family as the official archivist. I collect everything – photographs, anecdotes, lists of names on shipping lists, soldiers passbooks, old letters, postcards, inscriptions on headstones. It’s as if they are […]

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