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Poet

Nalini Paul is a widely published poet based in Glasgow. Born in India, she grew up in Vancouver, and has lived in Scotland for most of her adult life. She spent a year in Orkney working as the George Mackay Brown Writing Fellow (2009-10), using migrations, memory and landscapes as inspiration for her writing and collaborative projects with visual artists, musicians, dancers, archaeologists and the RSPB. Her first poetry collection, Skirlags, was shortlisted for the Callum Macdonald Award in 2010 and her latest collection, The Raven’s Song (2015) is inspired by myths of ravens and crows from Orkney, Shetland and Canada. Nalini’s work for stage with Stellar Quines Theatre Company, Beyond the Mud Walls, was showcased at the Traverse Theatre in 2016, weaving poetry with Indian classical dance and dialogue. She spent a month in Grez-Sur-Loing, France in 2017 as a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellow and held a residency in Kolkata in 2018 for ‘New Passages’ in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Book Festival. She works as a lecturer at The Glasgow School of Art and is currently writing a work of fiction.

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