Sanah won the Outspoken Performance Poetry Prize (2019). Recently, Sanah has been shortlisted for the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize (2022) White Review Poet’s Prize (2022) and the Bridport Prize (2021). Sanah has also been longlisted for the National Poetry Competition (2022) and Frontier Poetry Prize (2021).
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 (2022) and the BBC Words First Alumni.
Sanah is currently writing her debut poetry collection with support from the Arts Council England.
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 in The London Magazine, Poetry Wales, 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.