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Ankita Saxena

Ankita Saxena is a British-Indian writer and performer. Her debut poetry collection Mother | Line, releases in April 2023 with Verve Poetry Press. She read English Literature at the University of Oxford (2014-2017), where she was Head of Events at Oxford University Poetry Society and President of Turl Street Arts Festival. She is a Barbican Young Poet alumnus, three-time commended Foyle Young Poet, part of the Octavia Poetry Collective, and one half of the ORIGINS Poetry Duo. She has performed widely across the UK, including live at Hammersmith Appollo, with The Guilty Feminist. By day, she works at a not-for-profit social enterprise, helping to tackle complex and enduring issues in society and create lasting and widespread change. Socials: @ankita___writes (Instagram); @ankitawrites (Twitter); @ankitawrites (TikTok)