Meet the Poet
Shirani Rajapakse is a Sri Lankan poet and author. She won the Cha “Betrayal” Poetry Contest 2013 and was a finalist in the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards 2013. Her collection of short stories, Breaking News (Vijitha Yapa, 2011) was shortlisted for the Gratiaen Award. Shirani’s work appears or is forthcoming in Café Dissensus, Silver Birch, International Times, Writers for Calais Refugees, The Write-In, Asian Signature, Moving Worlds, Citiesplus, Deep Water Literary Journal, Mascara Literary Review, Kitaab, Lakeview Journal, Cyclamens & Swords, Channels, Linnet’s Wings, Spark, Berfrois, Counterpunch, Earthen Lamp Journal, Asian Cha, Dove Tales, Buddhist Poetry Review, About Place Journal, Skylight 47, The Smoking Poet, New Verse News, The Occupy Poetry Project and anthologies, Flash Fiction International (Norton, 2015), Ballads (Dagda, 2014), Short & Sweet (Perera Hussein, 2014), Poems for Freedom (River Books, 2013), Voices Israel Poetry Anthology 2012, Song of Sahel (Plum Tree, 2012), Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology, World Healing World Peace (Inner City Press 2012, 2014) and Every Child Is Entitled to Innocence (Plum Tree, 2012). Read.