Selina Rodrigues poetry explores urban living, identity and the push-pull of behaviour and desire. Selina is of Indian/English parentage, was raised on a council estate and has lived at three points of a triangle in England. Her book Ferocious by Smokestack, will be available in July and her poetry appears in a variety of journals.
Selina is an Editor and Board Member for Magma Poetry Journal and recently edited their ‘Act Your Age’ issue. She co-hosts the monthly Shuffle at the Poetry Café, London and is an experienced reader and poetry residence facilitator. Selina believes that creativity exists in all people and places.
Selina’s poetry is published in Filigree (Peepal Tree) Under the Radar (Nine Arches Press), Butcher’s Dog, Rialto, Magma, Mslexia. Selina was three times selected as poet in residence for the Poetry School Open Gardens and through this devised collaborative community poems, resonating with the London Bridge attack, the secrets and power of public parks and social history. She has read widely, including at European Poetry Festival, Torriano Meeting House and Shuffle at London’s Poetry Cafe.
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THE VISITORS explores the poet’s experiences of being mixed Indian and English heritage, and of white working-class and Indian people ageing in their home and adopted countries – stories that are not so often seen in poetry and other arts.
These poems aim to rise through their ‘obvious’ subject matter to explore relationships between ethnicities, ages and sexualities, to consider popular culture, landscape, loss and fun.