Poetry

Sanah recently had two poems shortlisted for the international Bridport Poetry Prize 2021, and four poems longlisted for The Frontier Poetry Prize 2021. Sanah won the Outspoken Performance Prize 2019 for her poem ‘My Dua is Love.’ 

 

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 currently writing her debut poetry collection with support from the Arts Council and mentorship from inimitable poets, Mary Jean Chan and Rachel Long.

 

Sanah is also a guest reader and tutor at Arvon. 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: We Are The Change Makers, Macmillan: SLAM! You’re Gonna Wanna Hear This, edited by Nikita Gill, and Anti-Hate Anthology. She accepts paid commissions to curate poems on a range of different themes.

 

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

Featured in BBC2 Performance Live: The Way Out, 

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Outspoken Performance Prize, 2019

Featured in award-winning Channel 4 film 

BBC World Service commissioned piece for World Mental Health Day

WATCH

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Apples & Snakes at Home with Inua Ellams & Hibaq Osman. Commissioned Theme

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British Psychological Society commissioned piece

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Oxford Commissioned Piece - TIDE Salon. With sitarist Shama Rahman

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