portrait of Fathima Zahra

Fathima Zahra

Fathima Zahra is an Indian poet based in Essex. She is a Barbican Young Poet and a Roundhouse Poetry Collective alum. Her poems have won the Bridport Prize, Asia House Slam, Wells Fest Young Poets Prize 2019. She has been featured across BBC World News, The New Indian Express and Young Poets Network. Her work has been anthologised in Everything is going to be okay (Trapeze Books, 2021), SLAM! You’re Gonna Wanna Hear This (Pan MacMillan, 2020) and A Letter, A Poem, A Home (Red River Press, 2020). Her debut pamphlet Sargam / Swargam is out with ignition press.

Fathima Zahra was part of the PTC's first UNDERTOW programme in 2022.