Zen Alladina is a South Asian writer, poet, arts facilitator, tea sommelier, and multidisciplinary artist. Her work draws from (yet dreams beyond) history, reimagining the ancestral to contextualize the speculative.

In 2022, she was named winner of Toronto Art Bar Poetry‘s Discovery Night for emerging poets. Her spoken word performances (including InnerGenerational: Becoming Ancestors, NextGen Festival, Tartan Turban, Lakeshore Arts, etc.) incorporate both pre-written and improvised poetry, delivered on the spot using words from the audience.

Her writing is published in Room Magazine, Solarpunk Magazine, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Soap Box Press, UKAI Projects, and others forthcoming.