Meet the Poet
Rowyda Amin was born in Newfoundland, has lived in Riyadh and London, and is now based in Connecticut in the US. Rowyda won first prize in the 2012 Venture Award for poetry chapbooks from Flipped Eye Press. In 2009, she was awarded the Wasafiri New Writing Prize for poetry. Rowyda has performed at many UK venues including the 2011 Ledbury Poetry Festival, the Brighton Festival, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Festival Hall. Her poems have appeared in several magazines, including Poetry Review, Magma and Wasafiri, and in the anthologies Ten (Bloodaxe Books 2010), Bird Book : Towns, Parks, Gardens and Woodland, (Sidekick Books, 2011), Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam (Cinnamon Press, 2012), Coin Opera (Sidekick Books, 2009) and Exposure (Cinnamon Press, 2010). She has reviewed books for Modern Poetry in Translation, the Poetry Book Society website and drfulminare.com and is currently a guest editor at Toe Good Poetry. She maintains a website at www.rowyda.com, and invites your visit. Read.