Saima Afreen

Calcutta is where she grew up, smelling shiuli flowers and chewing different syllables. To breathe she churns poems; to earn a living she works as a journalist. Her poems have been featured in The McNeese Review, The Nassau Review, The Oklahoma Review, The Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Friends Journal, Shot Glass Journal, Visual Verse, Open Road Review, Muse India, Coldnoon Travel Poetics, Indian Literature by Sahitya Akademi (upcoming), Wordweavers, Nivasini Publishers, Ræd Leaf Poetry, The Asian Age, The Telegraph, The Times of India, The Guardian and many other publications. Her poems have been part of several anthologies. She was been invited as a poet delegate for Goa Arts and Literature Festival, 2016.

She won ‘The Nassau Review Writer Award in Poetry’, 2016.
She won second prize in ‘Prakriti Foundation Poetry Contest’, 2016.
She won the first prize in poetry contest by Wordweavers, 2013.
She was declared as the winner in MuseIndia Poetry Contest, 2010.