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Romalyn Ante FRSL is a Filipino-British poet, essayist, and editor. She was born and bred in Lipa, Philippines. She was 16 years old when her mother – a nurse in the NHS – brought the family to the UK. Her debut collection, Antiemetic for Homesickness (Chatto, 2020), was shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. She is the co-founding editor of harana poetry, a magazine for poets who write in English as a second or parallel language. She was awarded the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship in 2021-2022, sits on the editorial board for Poetry London magazine, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She lives in the West Midlands where she works as a registered NHS nurse and psychotherapist, specialising in the mental healthcare of young people.
Her honours include the Poetry London Prize 2018, Manchester Poetry Prize 2017, Society of Author's Foundation Award, Developing Your Creative Practice, and Creative Future Literary Award 2017, amongst others. Her poetry pamphlet, Rice & Rain (V Pres), won the 2018 Saboteur Awards for Best Poetry Pamphlet.
Her work has been featured in BBC World News, TEDxNHS, World Literature Today, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 3 The Verb, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue UKSouthbank Center, Book Week ScotlandBirmingham Literature Festival, Verve Poetry Festival, and others. 

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