About

Hanan is a Welsh-Iraqi poet and writer based in Cardiff.  She has been featured on ITV Wales and BBC Wales and worked in partnership with National Museum Wales, Artes Mundi, Warwick University, Swansea Fringe, StAnza Festival, Wales Arts Review and Seren Books. Her work has been published in Banat Collective, Hedgehog Press, Wales Arts Review, Sukoon mag, Lumin Journal, Poetry Wales, Parthian, Y Stamp, sister-hood magazine and MuslimGirl.com.  Her winning monologue was featured at Bush Theatre’s Hijabi Monologues. She is the co-founder of Wales’ first BAME open mic series Where I’m Coming From. She was a 2018-2019 Hay Festival Writer at Work.  Her debut poetry pamphlet  ‘My Body Can House Two Hearts’ was published by BurningEye Books.
She is a recipient of the 2020 Ffolio  – Ffilm Cymru/ BBC Wales short film commission.