Saima Afreen is a poet and a journalist with The New Indian Express. Her poems have appeared in several journals including Indian Literature, The McNeese Review, The Nassau Review, The Oklahoma Review, Staghill Literary Journal, The Notre Dame Review, Honest Ulsterman and Existere. She has participated in the Sahitya Akademi Poets’ Meet, Goa Arts and Literary Festival, TEDx VNR-VJIET, Prakriti Poetry Festival, Hyderabad Literary Festival, Betty June Silconas Poetry Festival (New Jersey) and Helsinki Poetry Jam (Finland), among others. She was awarded the Villa Sarkia Writers Residency (Finland) for autumn 2017, where she completed the manuscript of her debut poetry book, Sin of Semantics.
Year: 2019, 2018