Mona Arshi

Mona Arshi worked as a human rights lawyer for a decade before she received a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and won the inaugural Magma Poetry competition in 2011. Mona was a prize winner in the 2013 Troubadour International Competition and joint winner of the Manchester Creative Writing Poetry Prize in 2014. Her debut collection ‘Small Hands’ won the Forward Prize for best first collection in 2015.