Amir Darwish

Amir Darwish is a British-Syrian poet and writer of Kurdish origin who lives in London. Born in Aleppo, Syria, he came to Britain as an asylum seeker in 2003. He has a BA in history from Teesside University, UK, an MA in International Relations of the Middle East from Durham University, UK, and an MA in creative and life writing from Goldsmiths University, UK. As a poet, he has published his work in the UK, USA, Pakistan, India, Finland, Turkey, Canada, Singapore, and Mexico. His work is translated into Arabic, Bengali, Estonian, Finnish, Italian, Spanish, and Turkish. He was part of several radio programs, including BBC 4, BBC World Service, and Refugee Radio. Amir was invited to and attended literary and poetry festivals worldwide, including in places such as Finland, India, Italy, Turkey, Morocco, and Estonia. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Northampton, UK.


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