Hanan Issa

Hanan Issa is a mixed-race poet from Wales. She has been featured on both ITV Wales and BBC Radio Wales and worked in partnership with National Museum Wales, Artes Mundi, Swansea Fringe, and Seren. Her work has been published in Banat CollectiveSukoon magLuminPoetry Walessister-hood magazine and MuslimGirl.com., and by Hedgehog Press and Parthian. Her winning monologue was featured at Bush Theatre’s Hijabi Monologues. She is the co-founder of Cardiff’s first BAME open mic series ‘Where I’m Coming From’. Her debut poetry pamphlet My Body Can House Two Hearts will be published by BurningEye Books in October 2019. Her poem ‘Fairouz and French Toast’ appeared in Poetry Wales Volume 54 Number 3.