* , Kolkata, Индия Место жительства: Hyderabad, Индия
Saima Afreen works as Deputy City Editor of the The New Indian Express. Her poems have appeared in several Indian and international journals, including Indian Literature, HCE Review, Barely South Review, The Bellingham Review, The Stillwater Review, The McNeese Review, The Nassau Review, The Oklahoma Review, Staghill Literary Journal, The Notre Dame Review, Honest Ulsterman, and Existere, among others.
She received 'Writer of the Year Award, 2016' from Nassau Community College (the State University of New York) and took part in several literary festivals and platforms such as 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), Helsinki Poetry Jam, Waterstones Bookstore Canterbury (England), and Dept of English, the University of Kent. In the autumn of 2017, she was awarded the Villa Sarkia Writers’ Residency (Finland), where she completed the manuscript of her debut, the poetry collection Sin of Semantics (Copper Coin 2019).