Shazea Quraishi is a Pakistani-born Canadian poet and translator based in London. A selection of her work was included in the Bloodaxe anthology Ten: new poets from Spread the Word in 2010 and her first pamphlet, The Courtesans Reply, was published by flipped eye in 2012. The Art of Scratching, her first book-length collection, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015. Her second, The Glimmer, was published by Bloodaxe in 2022. She runs regular workshops through Poetry Studio: at home in the world – a hospitable online space for new and experienced poets to come together to read poems in English and in translation, to inspire writing in session. A tutor with the Poetry School and RHACC School of Ideas, she is a senior writer in residence with Living Words, an arts charity working in creative partnership with people impacted by dementia or mental health concerns. She is a trustee on the board of English PEN, and on the committee of the Poetry and Spoken Word Group of the Society of Authors.
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Books by Shazea Quraishi