Sheena Blackhall is a poet and storyteller, an illustrator and traditional ballad singer. In addition to 100 poetry pamphlets, she has published novellas and short story collections. She has been Creative Writing Fellow in Scots at Aberdeen University’s Elphinstone Institute, and in 2009 she was appointed the first Makar, or Poet Laureate, for Aberdeen and the North East.

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Portrait of Sheena Blackhall

Mike Knowles ©

donated to the Elphinstone Institute

University of Aberdeen