Paula Jennings’ work been translated into Polish, broadcast on radio and carved in stone. She has been awarded Scottish Arts Council Writers’ Bursaries and a Hawthornden Fellowship.
Jennings strives to work across art forms and has undertaken collaborative works with Helen Robertson (artist in silver lace) and Paul Musgrove (artist, printmaker, glassmaker), with intentions to engage in further collaborations.
Jennings currently works with poetry students, tutoring individually and in poetry writing workshops, including Open Studies at Edinburgh University.
For a number of years Jennings ran sessions with people living with dementia, using poetry in creative communication and sometimes making collaborative poems that speak vividly of living in other dimensions. The poems in her third collection, Under a Spell Place (HappenStance Press) celebrated the resourceful and lyrical language of a woman with advanced dementia. They have generated discussion in events organised by the Royal College of Nursing, The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (sponsored by StAnza), Lapidus Scotland, Luminate, and Dundee Literary Festival.
More recently she has become interested in how we as people from diverse cultures express our being in the natural world through the arts; one of the themes for her fourth collection, which she is working towards.
Jennings lives in the East Neuk of Fife.