Amaryah:      Hebrew – ‘Yah speaks’

Amara Amaryah is a poet, theatre-maker, traveller and visual storyteller. Born in London and now based in Birmingham UK, her stories are deeply interested in self-love, womanhood, prayer and voice. She has worked collaboratively as a theatre-maker in Talawa Theatre’s TYPT:16 programme and The Birmingham Rep’s ‘Write Away 18’ programme.

She has a BA in English Literature from The University of Birmingham where she was awarded the Tess Winnall prize for her highest scoring dissertation on ‘Voicelessness in the autobiographies of Maya Angelou’. Her poetry can be found published in the poetry anthology ‘Wild Dreams and Louder Voices’ (Verve Poetry Press, 2018). Amara regularly performs her poetry within the Midlands region and has featured at events such as ‘Heaux Noire’ and the Black Lives Matter Lunch with Patrisse Khan-Cullors. In November 2018, Amara shared her poetry at the Out-Spoken Press Birmingham tour which has led to subsequent translations of her poetry in the Colombian publication ‘Arcadia’.

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