Our Poets in Residence for April 2024

Our Digital Poets in Residence this month have been Tayiba Sulaiman and Jenny Danes. They have centred their residency around an idea they have called ‘alternative selves’.

Find out a little more about them below, and keep your eye on the blog for more from both of these poets over the next week.

Jenny Danes

Jenny Danes (she/her) is a poet, writer and facilitator based in Norwich. Her work has appeared in magazines including Poetry Wales, The Rialto, Magma, Under the Radar, Butcher’s Dog and bath magg. In 2016 she won The Poetry Business’ New Poets Prize, and her debut pamphlet Gaps was published by smith|doorstop in 2017. 

Tayiba Sulaiman

Tayiba Sulaiman is a writer and translator from Manchester. She joined the Writing Squad in 2020, won the Eugene Lee-Hamilton Poetry Prize in 2021, and has recently completed an Emerging Translators Mentorship with the National Centre for Writing. She has read her work at the 23rd Poesiefestival in Berlin.

About The Writing Squad

The Writing Squad provides workshops, 1:1 support and investment for young writers.

Their free two year programme is for writers aged 16-21 who live, work or study in the North of England, after which they continue to provide support to writers as they begin their careers.

They have supported 277 writers since 2001.

For more information – www.writingsquad.com