Roshni Gallagher – Bird Cherry [2023]


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         Bird Cherry

         Roshni Gallagher

         February 23 2023

         PBK: £7.99

        ISBN: 978 1 913917 30 2   

        32 pages • 210 x 148 • 19 poems

         Market: General/trade

         Genre: Poetry Pamphlet

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‘Early on, this collection leads you into finding in one river every river you’d ever touched. These poems run as gently as water, and as relentlessly. They cut with the grace and ease of a ship’s keel or sickle blade. Roshni Gallagher has pondered much in her heart: memory; bereavement; nature and nurture in Scotland, Ireland, and Guyana. Astonishingly both light and deep, centred and moving, these are fine lyrics of being-in-place while being-in-between.’
Anthony (Vahni) Capildeo

‘I’m in awe of how Roshni balances nature and self in beautiful, deliberate lyricism, with deep tenderness and truth. Roshni captures the beauty of the world and holds it within her poetry, so much so that as I read I feel as if the moon itself is at my fingertips. Her talent is extraordinary – here is a poet set to change the literary landscape forever.’ – Nadine Aisha Jassat


Roshni Gallagher is a poet from Leeds living in Edinburgh. She is a winner of the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2022 and a Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award 2022. Her work has appeared in a variety of literary publications including Best Scottish Poems, Gutter, New Writing Scotland, Propel, and more. In her work, she explores themes of nature, connection, and memory. Find her on twitter and instagram: @roshnigallagher or at