Romalyn Ante was born during her hometown's fiesta of San Sebastian. She grew up and lived in the Philippines until she migrated to the UK when she was 16 years old. She is a Wolverhampton-based poet and co-founding editor of harana poetry. Her debut collection, Antiemetic for Homesickness, will come out with Chatto & Windus in 2020.
She is the winner of Poetry London Prize 2018 and joint-winner of the Manchester Poetry Prize 2017. She also won the Creative Future Literary Award 2017.
Her debut pamphlet, Rice & Rain (V. Press), received the 2018 Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet. She has also been commissioned by several organisations such as Birmingham Literature Festival and Verve Poetry Festival, and ran a number of poetry workshops including those for The Poetry School and Writing West Midlands.
Apart from being a writer, she also works as a nurse practitioner and psychotherapist, as well as co-owning and running a Filipino grocery shop in Wolverhampton.
Rice & Rain
Winner of Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet 2018.
(V. Press, 2017)
Primers Volume 3
A mentoring and publication competition by
Nine Arches Press & The Poetry School 2018.
Primers Volume 3 presents the poetry shorts from Romalyn Ante, Aviva Dautch, and Sarala Estruch.
Anthology Volume 8
Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme (2017 - 2018)