Ramya Chamalie Jirasinghe

Ramya a poet from Sri Lanka. She is the author of Rhythm of the Sea, and Trinity. Her book of poetry, There’s an Island in the Bone, was published in 2011 and won the 2011 State Literary Joint Award for poetry. She was longlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize, of Ireland in 2011 and was a joint runner-up to the UK’s Guardian Orange First Words Prize of 2009. The Times-online of UK, featured her in its 2009 selection of contemporary war poetry. In 2001 she represented Sri Lanka at the Medellin Poetry Festival, Colombia, in South America. Her poetry has been published by The Poetry Journal, Chicago and by Osprery, Scotland.
Ramya is also a food writer who ran a regular column in Living and is a panellist for the Miele Guide, Asia’s first independent restaurant guide, published by Ate Media, Singapore. She holds a MA in Comparative Literature from SOAS, University of London.

Poems by this authorDateViews
The Call to Prayer
Day, Light, night, sky, words, people, flight, city, Flying
23/10/13 584
The Moon at Seenukgala
love, Day, sun, earth, night, sky, home, lost, leaves, Moon, morning, birds
23/10/13 688
The Price of Mustard in Nepal
sun, Light, earth, sky, dark, God, city
22/10/13 634


    22nd October 2013