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Our Team

A.R. Arthur

Editor-in-Chief

A.R. Arthur is a Black Mixed-race poet & writer who has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America. Anthony's work has been published over 260 times internationally. Anthony's Reviews have been published, or are forthcoming over 80 times internationally.

Anthony's Flash Fiction was shortlisted and received an honourable mention in the 2022 The Dillydoun Flash Fiction Prize Competition. Anthony has 3 published chapbooks titled 'The Great Northern Journey' 2020 (Lazy Adventurer Publishing) & 'Vultures' 2021 (Roaring Junior Press) as well as a novel 'The Sands of Change' 2021 (Alien Buddha Press). Anthony's Chapbook 'Half Bred' was the Winner of the 2021 'The Poetry Question' Chapbook contest.

 

Anthony writes for Psychopomp and Reviews at The Poetry Question. Anthony is the Co-founder & EIC of Fahmidan Journal/Publishing & Co. and Reviews Editor at Full House Literary.

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Yasmine Dashti

Managing Editor

Yasmine has been part of Fahmidan as Senior Editor since 2020. She has recently completed her MA in English Literature at Cardiff University with research and literary interests in post-coloniality, ghost theory/stories, the Gothic, immigrant stories and literary history.

With a mixed background and ties to both Kuwait and the UK, whilst growing up in Canada, Yasmine strives to engage readers with multicultural stories and create space for those who feel silenced. Her interest in politics, philosophy and literary theory has shaped much of Yasmine’s character as both an individual and an academic.

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Rashna Wadia

Poetry Editor

Rashna Wadia identifies as a Parsi poet and empath who seeks to connect deeply with the planet. She explores othering and what it means to belong. Her poems have appeared in Terrain.org, Rust & Moth, Catamaran, Salt Hill Journal, and elsewhere. She has received support for her work from VONA/Voices, Open Mouth, and Kenyon Review.

 

You can find her savoring a cup of green tea or daydreaming in the company of redwoods. She resides in northern California with her husband and two cats.

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Our Readers

Abu Ibrahim

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Abu Ibrahim

Abu Ibrahim popularly known as IB is a Nigerian poet whose work has caused tremendous influence and change.

In 2021, he was part of a group of poets who advocated that the Recording Academy make spoken word poetry a standalone category at the Grammys and this led to the birth of the “Best Spoken Word Poetry Album” category in 2022.

Dr Sara Louise Wheeler

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Dr Sara Louise Wheeler

Dr Sara Louise Wheeler writes the columns ‘O’r Gororau’ (from the borders) for Barddas Welsh poetry magazine and ‘Troi cerrig’ (turning stones) for Golwg360 Welsh news platform, for which she also undertakes freelance reporting.

Emily Bryant

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Emily Bryant

Emily Bryant is a recent graduate of English Literature with a passion for writing, editing and research. They have participated in freelance writing and editing projects for Gair Rhydd, Quench Magazine, Chasing Shadows Magazine and LGBTQYMRU and hopes to pursue a long term career in the writing or publishing sector.

Zarish Khalid

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Zarish Khalid

Zarish Khalid is a professional content writer, researcher and mentor from Pakistan. In 2021, she completed her undergraduate studies in English Literature, and since then has worked professionally as a writer for content marketing and career counseling agencies.

Amax Jimmy

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Amax Jimmy

Jimmy is a creative thinker and an inspirational leader who is passionate about literature, particularly poetry, but not limited to it. He has a collection of his poetry that he hopes to have published someday.

Eleanor Graydon

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Eleanor Graydon

Eleanor Graydon (She/They) is a part-time university student at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, with an avid love for writing poetry and her work as a freelance editor.

René Zadoorian

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René Zadoorian

René Zadoorian is a queer Armenian writer finishing up his undergraduate degree in creative writing at California State University, Northridge. He was born in Tehran, Iran, and now resides in Los Angeles.

Bonita Wileman

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Bonita Wileman

Bonita Wileman is a Wales-based fiction writer with roots in both New Zealand and the UK. She has recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at Cardiff University, where she developed a short story collection of strange, saline worlds falling apart at the edges.

Elijah Steiger

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Elijah Steiger

Elijah Steiger has founded himself upon a rather disparate background. An American who grew up in Germany and is currently residing in Amsterdam, Elijah has a background in theater, bartending and sociology, and is currently pursuing a degree in programming.

Taskin Quagliani

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Taskin Quagliani

Taskin Quagliani is a mixed-race South African writer with Italian and Asian lineage and it was her diverse upbringing which spawned a love of expression through writing.

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