Seni Seneviratne

Seni is a writer, poet, performer, singer and multidisciplinary creative artist of English and Sri Lankan heritage.  She works with words, voice, cameras, clay and crafts.  She has given readings, performances and workshops in UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Egypt and Kuwait.  She currently works as a freelance writer, mentor, trainer and creative artist.  She has collaborated with film-makers, visual artists, musicians and digital artists.

Her debut collection, Wild Cinnamon and Winter Skin, (March 2007, Peepal Tree Press) includes a poem which was Highly Commended in the Forward Poetry Prize.   Her second collection, The Heart of It, (April 2012, Peepal Tree Press.) is described by Mimi Khalvati as  “a tender, moving collection full of passionate intensity and an unswerving faith in the power of reconciliation and love” and includes her poem ‘Operation Cast Lead’ which was shortlisted in the 2010 Arvon International Poetry Competition.