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Zahra: 21 April 2020
Zahra is an Indian poet based in Essex. She is a Barbican Young Poet and a Roundhouse poetry Collective alumna. Her poems have won the Bridport Prize, Wells Festival of Literature Young Poets Prize and the Asia House Poetry Slam. In her writing, she explores the ideas of identity, belonging and relationships. She has been featured across BBC World News, The New Indian Express and Young Poets Network. She has performed her work at festivals including Hay, Latitude and Last Word and has poems forthcoming in SLAM! You’re Gonna Wanna Hear This and The Ultimate APM Anthology.