Mhairi Owens is a community worker living in Fife, Scotland. She tutors in Poetry with the University of St Andrews International Summer School and writes in both English and Scots. Her poems have appeared, or are pending publication, in various anthologies and journals, including Cyphers; Glasgow Review of Books; Ink, Sweat & Tears; Obsessed with Pipework; Poetry Salzburg Review; The North and The Rialto. Her poem ‘Shiftin’ won the 2019 Wigtown Prize, the first ever Scots entry to do so. Mhairi's first pamphlet of poems, mainly in English, is forthcoming from Knives, Forks and Spoons Press.
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