Zen Alladina is a South Asian writer, poet, and tea sommelier. Her work draws from (yet dreams beyond) history, re-imagining the ancestral to contextualize the speculative. She is the ’22 winner of Art Bar Poetry’s Discovery Night for emerging poets, with work featured/forthcoming in Room Magazine, Solarpunk Magazine, Soap Box Press, Nuit Blanche, and more. She can be found in t’karonto|Toronto and sometimes Seattle. When she isn’t lost in words, she’s likely lost in the woods.