Romalyn Ante is a Filipino-British, Wolverhampton-based author. She is co-founding editor of harana poetry, a magazine for poets who write in English as a second or parallel language, and founder of Tsaá with Roma, an online interview series with poets and other creatives. Her debut collection is Antiemetic for Homesickness (Chatto & Windus). She was recently awarded the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship 2021/22.
Romalyn is a Poetry Ambassadors 2021 mentor. Her honours include the Poetry London Prize, Manchester Poetry Prize, Society of Author's Foundation Award, Developing Your Creative Practice, Creative Future Literary Award, amongst others. Her debut pamphlet, Rice & Rain (V Press), received the 2018 Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet.
Her work has been featured in BBC World News, World Literature Today, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 3 The Verb, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue UK, Southbank Center, Book Week Scotland, Birmingham Literature Festival, and Verve Poetry Festival. She has also run a number of poetry workshops including those for The Poetry School, Royal College of Nursing, UniSlam, and Writing West Midlands.
Apart from being a writer, she also works full-time as a nurse practitioner, specializing in providing different psychotherapeutic treatments.