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Romalyn Ante FRSL is a British-Filipino poet, essayist, and editor. She grew up in the Philippines and migrated to her second home, Wolverhampton, in 2005. She is the co-founding editor of harana poetry, a magazine for poets who write in English as a second or parallel language, and the founder of Tsaá with Roma, an online interview series with poets and other creatives. Her debut collection is Antiemetic for Homesickness (Chatto, 2020). She was awarded the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship and was recently elected as a Royal Society of Literature fellow. She currently sits as an editorial board member for Poetry London magazine.
Her honours include the Poetry London Prize, Manchester Poetry Prize, Society of Author's Foundation Award, Developing Your Creative Practice, and Creative Future Literary Award, amongst others. She has also recently judged the Poetry London Prize and the Manchester Poetry Prize. 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 UK, Southbank Center, Book Week Scotland, Birmingham Literature Festival, and Verve Poetry Festival.
Apart from being a writer, she also works full-time as a clinical lead, specializing in supervising CBT therapists and providing different psychotherapeutic treatments to children and young people.
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