Nasim Rebecca Asl, Tim Tim Cheng, Roshni Gallagher
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Let there be POETRY!
Verse fans you are in for a treat as we bring you not, one but THREE of the most exhilerating & beguiling new voices on the Scottish poetry scene. Each will be reading from their new collections and then we'll be asking them a little about how these collections came to be.
Roshni Gallagher is launching Bird Cherry! Gallagher is a poet from Leeds living in Edinburgh. She is a winner of the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2022 and a Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award 2022. Her work has appeared in a variety of literary publications including Best Scottish Poems, Gutter, New Writing Scotland, Propel, and more. In her work, she explores themes of nature, connection, and memory. Find her on twitter and instagram: @roshnigallagher or at roshnigallagher.com
Tim Tim Cheng is launching Tapping At Glass. She is a poet and teacher from Hong Kong, currently based between Edinburgh and London. Her poems are published or anthologised in POETRY, The Rialto, Ambit, Cicada, Our Time is a Garden, and elsewhere. She has spoken in transnational literary panels across Asia-Pacific regions, the States, and the UK. Her latest appearances include the Hidden Door festival, and Loop, BBC Scotland. Named ‘one of the seven female poets to know in Hong Kong’ by Tatler Asia, she is also a William Hunter Sharpe Memorial Scholarship awardee, WRiCE fellow, and Roddy Lumsden Memorial Mentorship mentee. timtimcheng.com
Nasim Rebecca Asl is launching Nemidoonam. Asl is a Glasgow-based poet and journalist from Tyne and Wear. Her poetry has appeared in magazines including Poetry Wales, Gutter and Modern Poetry in Translation. In 2021 she was awarded a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award for Poetry, and in 2022 was shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. She’s worked on projects with the Poetry Translation Centre, The Poetry Business and the Rugby League World Cup. She is a regular chair for events including Granite Noir last week!