4591049107_1ffcb133cd_oMy poetry sequence, Other Mothers (from my PhD work-in-progress), was shortlisted for the 2019 Cinnamon Literature Prize.

Two of my poems are included in the Seeking Refuge anthology, sold in aid of two vital London cold weather shelters.

Buy the anthology and find out more about the Camden and Lumen London Poetry Project here.

My poems have also been published in Envoi, Coffee House Poetry, Ink, Sweat and Tears and Women Writers: a zine.

“Shanta takes situations that appear ordinary to the casual observer, and floods them with intensity and intimacy… She has something to say.” Joanna Ezekiel, Delayed Reactions


My debut poetry chapbook, Drowning in Cherryade, was published by Bedouin Books. I still have some signed copies available – please email me if you’d like one!

“Would recommend its sweet intensities to all who love a witting phrase and pared technique.”  Richard DillonMoorside Writers

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