Zena is a writer currently living in Falkirk, Scotland, but originally from Southend-on-sea in Essex. Her upbringing beside the sea inspires a lot of her writing, particularly her poetry, as well as her in-progress novel Sugared Doughnuts which is set in her former home town. Zena studied in London gaining two degrees, the first a BA in English & History from Queen Mary and the second an MA in the History of Political Thought and Intellectual History from UCL. Zena writes poetry, blogs, articles, essays, short stories and the aforementioned novel. She writes on a broad range of subjects but particularly draws on themes of grief, gender based violence and identity. Predominantly this blog acts as an outlet for a myriad of pieces, in particular ones in reaction to current affairs, as well as the more general meanderings of the mind which fail to find a home in a short story or poem. Samples of Zena’s poetry can be found on this website, as well as published online.


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