Roshni is an award winning poet and writer – in 2022 she won an Edwin Morgan Poetry Award and a Scottish Book Trust New Writers award. In her work, she explores themes of quietness and the natural world.

Her debut pamphlet Bird Cherry published by Verve Poetry Press is out now.

Image: Kirsty Cook, 2022.

Roshni is also an experienced performer, facilitator, and host. She has performed her work widely across Scotland and has been featured at festivals such as StAnza, Counterflows, and the Glasgow Mela. In 2022 she curated the Edinburgh Multicultural Poetry Festival programme. She has previously worked with organisations such as The Scottish Book Trust, Edinburgh Libraries, Glasgow Women’s Library, and Aberdeen Performing Arts.

“Her talent is extraordinary – here is a poet set to change the literary landscape forever.”

– Nadine Aisha Jassat