Woman with light brown skin and long wavy dark hair, stands in front of greenery, smiling

Roshni Gallagher

Poet | 📍 Edinburgh

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Roshni is a poet from Leeds living in Edinburgh. Her debut pamphlet Bird Cherry is published by Verve Poetry Press. In 2022 she won an Edwin Morgan Poetry Award and a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. She writes about nature, memory, and silences.

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, Push the Boat Out, 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.

Read/listen to her poem ‘Attend’ on Propel.

Find her on Twitter/Instagram @roshnigallagher

Roshni’s website

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