Eleanor Walsh attended Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia where she studied English, and she later completed her MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University in the UK. She is now in Nepal on a doctoral research where she studies oral literature from low-caste communities in the Terai – a place where she draws much inspiration for her own poetry. The Nepalese villagers teach her how to harvest rice and often tell her to lighten up.
while she re-lives secrets: wedging a chair beneath the door handle,
stealing offerings of orange slices out of Lord Shiva’s hand,
tugging the gold watch from the dead man’s wrist,
shielding her face from the everyday this-and-that.