Jeda Pearl with long curly hair, smiling
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Jeda Pearl

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Jeda Pearl is a Scottish Jamaican writer. Her poems and stories appear in art installations and several anthologies. Her debut poetry collection, Time Cleaves Itself, is forthcoming from Peepal Tree Press. Find her online @JedaPearl.

Jeda Pearl is a Scottish Jamaican writer. In 2022, she was shortlisted for the Sky Arts RSL Award and longlisted for the Women Poets’ Prize. Art installations include Windrush Legacy Creative Reflections (2023), Caledonian Biotech Library, 3033 (Scottish Storytelling Centre, 2022) and Acts of Observation (Collective, 2021). Performances include StAnza, Hidden Door, Push the Boat Out, Cymera and Edinburgh International Book Festival. Her poems and short stories are published by New Writing Scotland, Open Book, Not Going Back to Normal, Shoreline of Infinity and Aesthetica.