Seni Seneviratne is a writer, poet, performer, and singer of English and Sri Lankan heritage, born and raised in Leeds, Yorkshire and currently based in Derbyshire. She draws upon song and poetry in her performances, and often works in collaboration with filmmakers, visual artists and musicians. An alumnus of The Complete Works programme, her poetry collections include Wild Cinnamon and Winter Skin (2007), The Heart of It (2012), and Unknown Soldier (2019), which was Highly Commended in the prestigious Forward Poetry Prize. Seneviratne is an outspoken anti-war writer, and an advocate of rights for women and LGBTQ+ groups and individuals which often plays out in her approach to narrative and the staging of her readings and stories. She was commissioned to be one of ten writers on the Colonial Countryside Project, which examined the colonial histories and legacies of Britain’s National Trust houses. She is currently co-editing an anthology of Sri-Lankan poetry and working on a fourth collection.