About

Ankita Saxena is a British-Indian poet, playwright and workshop facilitator. She has performed widely across the UK, including Ledbury Poetry Festival and Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre. She is a member of the Octavia poetry collective for womxn of colour, led by Rachel Long, and a former Barbican Young Poet and Foyle Young Poet.

She read English at Oxford, where she was Head of Events at Oxford University Poetry Society, and won the Isis Magazine ‘Borders and Bodies’ competition for her poem ‘Partition’. She has since been commissioned by The Poetry Society and St Paul’s Cathedral, and facilitated workshops for Shakespeare’s Globe, the Wellcome Collection, Lacuna Lit and the Orwell Youth Prize. She has been a headliner at Dead Women Poets Society and featured poet at the Stay at Home Festival. Her poems are forthcoming in Wasafiri Magazine.

Please get in touch via email on: ankitasxa@gmail.com and on Twitter: @ankitawrites.


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