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Sanah won the Outspoken Performance Poetry Prize. Recently, Sanah has been shortlisted for the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize, White Review Poet’s Prize and Bridport Prize. Sanah has also been longlisted for the National Poetry Competition and Frontier Poetry Prize. 

Sanah's poetry has been platformed across the BBC, Channel 4, National Poetry Library and features in her TEDxLondon talk ‘Rewriting my story with poetry and love as a Queer Muslim’. The Guardian described Sanah's poetry as “an exhilarating declaration of love and an invocation to bare the soul.” Sanah is also part of Southbank New Poet's Collective and the BBC Words First Alumni.

Sanah is currently writing her debut poetry collection, forthcoming with Bloomsbury 2024/25.

Sanah is a guest reader and tutor at Arvon, facilitating poetry and writing workshops for a range of audiences, including young survivors of grenfell. She has performed across the UK, including at Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern, Royal Academy, Southbank Centre, Edinburgh Fringe and Amnesty International. Sanah has poems published or forthcoming in The London Magazine, The Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, Propel, Wasafiri, The White Review, 14Poems and several anthologies, including: Language Is A Queer Thing (Verve, 2022), We Are The Change Makers, Macmillan: SLAM! You’re Gonna Wanna Hear This, edited by Nikita Gill, and Anti-Hate Anthology


Sanah has worked with Tom Jackson Greaves, as the poet and lyricist on a play adaptation of The Jungle Book, at the Watermill Theatre.


Sanah accepts paid commissions to curate poems on a range of different themes.

Featured in BBC2 Performance Live: The Way Out

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BBC World Service commissioned piece for World Mental Health Day


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Apples & Snakes commissioned piece: Home with Inua Ellams & Hibaq Osman.



British Psychological Society commissioned piece

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Oxford Commissioned Piece - TIDE Salon. With sitarist Shama Rahman

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