Author Archive | Seni

29th October Sheffield Performance

Seni Seneviratne and Caasha-Luul Mohamud Yusuf Sat 29 October 2011 @ 7.30pm Lantern Theatre This event is part of Off the Shelf Literature Festival  http://www.offtheshelf.org.uk/events.php?eiID=1696 Tickets Tickets £6/£4 (cons) from: Arena Ticket Shop Tel. 0114 256 5567/+29th

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London Reading 21st October

On Friday October 21st the London launch of  the anthology Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality (Sibling Rivalry Press) http://collectivebrightness.com.  first-ever anthology featuring LGBTIQ poets from all over the world writing about and from various faith, religion and spiritual practices. The event will take place at  The London Buddhist Centre,51 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0HU […]

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Video of Seni reading: The Half-Mad Aunt in August 2011

My poem, The Half-Mad Aunt, is featured on http://movingpoems.com/category/spoken-word/ which is an on-going anthology of the best videopoems, filmpoems, animated poems, and other poetry videos from around the web.  It was posted on 19th August and featured on the home page.  It is now accessible in the spoken word category archive.  The poem will be published […]

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Mir Mahfuz Ali interviews Seni Seneviratne

Mahfuz: When did you realize that you had a poet in you that wanted to burst out defying all odds? Seni: It’s hard to pinpoint a moment when I first realised I had a poet inside me. My quest for connection through language feels like it has been with me a long time.  I don’t […]

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Living the Question: Interview in Barely South Review

by Tara Shea Burke: I arrived for my interview with poet, activist, photographer, singer, and psychotherapist, Seni Seneviratne, with pages of questions and probably too much excitement. This was my first interview with a poet and, after hearing her read at Old Dominion University’s annual literary festival the day before, I knew she would move and […]

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Cape Town collaboration with Manfred Zylla and Garth Erasmus

Seni Seneviratne performed Rumours of War, a poetry and song sequence, in dialogue with Manfred Zylla’s solo exhibition, Again and Again and accompanied by the music of Manfred Zylla and Garth Erasmus Again and Again comprises a selection of new large-scale drawings in mixed media. They tell of the plight of the world, point to Manfred’s strong concern with the […]

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ODU 33rd Annual Literary Festival 2010

Seni is an international guest at Old Dominion University campus Oct. 4-8 2010 for the 33rd Annual Literary Festival, “Hard Times in America.” “Hard times are inevitably entwined with racism, crime, despair, an inequitable legal system, inadequate medical care and inequalities in education, but they sometimes provide examples of heroism, innovation and achievement,” said Mike […]

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TEN: new poets from Spread the Word

Seni is one of the ten poets featured in Bloodaxe anthology, TEN: new poets from Spread the Word, which is currently on their list of best sellers.  Here’s what the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, had to say about the book: ‘This thrilling, moving, challenging and inspiring new anthology introduces 10 sparkling new talents who demonstrate the […]

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Poem shortlisted in Arvon International Poetry Competition

My poem ‘Operation Cast Lead’ has been shortlisted for the Arvon International Poetry Competition. The Arvon International Poetry Competition 2010 attracted thousands of entries from more than 43 countries – including the Philippines, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and the United States of America. The shortlist was decided by a judging panel chaired by Poet Laureate Carol […]

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