Seni Seneviratne

Seni Seneviratne is a writer, singer, photographer and performer. She was born in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1951 to an English mother and Sri Lankan father. She has been writing poetry since her early teens and was first published in 1989. Her poetry and prose has been published nationally and internationally. She won second prize in the Margot Jane Memorial Poetry Prize, Onlywomen Press. She has given readings and performances in Vancouver, Cape Town, and around England. Her collaborations include: a mixed media installation – ‘Memoried Mosaics’ which was exhibited in Sheffield’s Open Up event in 2004 and at Outwood Grange College, Wakefield; an art song for piano and voice – ‘Dandelion Clocks’ commissioned for Leeds Leider Festival and performed in October 2005; ‘A Wider View’ – verse accompanied by saxophone quartet, commissioned for Leeds launch of architecture week June 2006. Wild Cinnamon and Winter Skin is her first collection of poems. She is currently working on her second collection with the newly launched ‘The Complete Works – National Development Programme for advanced Black and Asian Poets.’

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