Poetry

Sanah won the Outspoken Performance Poetry Prize 2019. Recently, she's had a portfolio of poems shortlisted for the White Review Poet’s Prize 2022. She's also had two poems shortlisted for the Bridport Prize 2021; longlisted for the National Poetry Competition 2021 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 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 several anthologies, including: We Are The Change Makers, Macmillan: SLAM! You’re Gonna Wanna Hear This, edited by Nikita Gill, and Anti-Hate Anthology

 

Sanah has just finished working 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.

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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.

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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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