Shash Trevett is a Tamil from Sri Lanka who came to the UK to escape the civil war. She is a poet and a translator of Tamil poetry into English. Shash’s poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies, she has read widely across the U.K. and is a winner of a Northern Writers’ Award. Her pamphlet From a Borrowed Land was published in May 2021 by Smith|Doorstop. She is currently co-editing (with Vidyan Ravinthiran and Seni Seneviratne) an anthology of Tamil, English and Sinhala poetry from Sri Lanka and its diaspora communities, to be published by Bloodaxe Books in 2023. Shash was a 2021 Visible Communities Translator in Residence at the National Centre for Writing and is a Ledbury Critic. She is a Board Member of Modern Poetry in Translation.