Poetry
Twilight

Commissioned by Harper's Bazaar, January 2021 issue 

Unbecoming Maramot

Write Where We Are Now, a project by Dame Carol Ann Duffy, 2020

'Extremely good poetry, very  powerful, very affecting, very well crafted.' Boyd TonkinThe Intelligence podcast

Heatwave

Commissioned by Southbank Center, Everyday Heroes, 2020

After Weeks of Working at a Hospital in Stockport

Commissioned by Book Week Scotland, 2020

Nightingale Pledge 

read by Track K. Smith (The Slowdown), Manchester Poetry Prize Winner 2017 ('Antiemetic for Homesickness' portfolio)

 

'Rich and scrupulously attentive poems - this poet gave us language that seethed and teetered on the brink; this is powerful and exciting poetry.' Manchester Poetry Prize

Names

Winner of Poetry London Clore Prize 2018, judged by Kwame Dawes

‘Names’ is a sprawling meditation on themes of emotional and familial exile. There is in this poem an enactment of Elizabeth Bishop’s question ‘Should we have stayed at home?’ For Bishop there seems to be a choice; for the poet of ‘Names’ there is no choice, really, but the ritual of discovering home, a place of belonging in memory and in the names that are given to us. It is a complex poem of tentacles that plait themselves together beautifully. Kwame Dawes, Poetry London Clore Prize

Group Portrait at the Stopover

The Poetry Review, nominated for the Forward Prize Best Single Poem 2020 (Antiemetic for Homesickness)

'The most memorable characters of the afternoon come from the poems of Romalyn Ante. Indeed, Romalyn herself is one incredible character... her latest book, Antiemetic for Homesickness, is rich with the images and gut-punches of working life on the hospital ward. Her real knockout work is ‘Group Portrait at the Stopover'... In this poem, she summons the spectacle of a whole nation, displaced in an airport lounge, sharing food from the variety of countries they have most recently been employed in. Chapter & Verse, The Manchester Literature Festival Blog

Notes Inside a Balikbayan Box

Ambit Magazine, nominated for the Forward Prize Best Single Poem 2020 (Antiemetic for Homesickness)

Kayumanggi

Highly commended in the Forward Prize Best Single Poem 2020, from Antiemetic for Homesickness

Roce & Rain Romalyn Ante with prize badg

'Ante's mixing of the small and grand scale, and her clarity of vision, are particularly impressive.' Declan Ryan on 'Rice & Rain', The Times Literary Supplement

'Extraordinary poems, powerfully personal, subtly political, metaphysical.'

Voter's praise on 'Rice & Rain', Saboteur Awards 2018

'This is a powerful debut that demonstrates a control of language and emotion typical of poets at more advanced stages in their careers. In her editorial blurb, Jane Commane says Ante’s poems are ‘a real feast for the senses.’ Indeed, by focusing on sensory details – from listening to the ‘rattle’ of ‘monsoon raindrops’ and the ‘tarri-tik’ of the ‘hornbill’, to smelling a mother’s ‘tamarind-scented fingers’ – Ante’s work richly exploits sensory awareness of her homeland, The Philippines.' Elisabeth Sennitt Clough on 'Rice & Rain', Sphinx

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Prose
GRIT

Shortlisted for the Hektoen International 'Blood' essay competition 

Silent Thoughts

Microfiction Monday

Chasing Deimos (a novel)

Shortlisted for The Asian Writer Chick-Lit Novel Competition 2016

The One Who Got The Worst (a play)

Blakenhall Writers Anthology 2016