Abeer Ameer

Abeer Ameer was born in Sunderland and grew up in Cardiff, Wales. She originally trained as a dentist in London and completed her Membership of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons in Edinburgh. She has an MSc in Conscious Sedation in Dentistry from Cardiff University, developing an interest in treatment of anxious patients and patients with special needs and her MSc dissertation investigated the potential use of mindfulness-based therapies in the management of dental anxiety.

Abeer Ameer’s poems have appeared widely in print and online journals and anthologies including Acumen, Poetry Wales, Planet, Magma, Red Poets, New Welsh Reader, Prole, The High Window, Atrium, The Rialto and Long Poem Magazine. She is a recipient of the Literature Wales Mentoring Scheme for 2020.

Her debut collection Inhale/Exile in which she shares stories of her Iraqi forebears is available to pre-order now.

She enjoys a variety of hobbies including photography, Islamic Art, drawing and painting and is interested in a wide array of subjects including spirituality and religion, Arabic language and Iraqi culture. Although she describes herself as a shy introvert, she is very sure there is a gregarious extrovert itching to get out and do stand-up comedy. She lives with her husband and two sons in Cardiff.


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Sunday 17th October, 17:00

Seren is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and here some of their poets, both established and new, share their work. The poets - Andre Mangeot, Rhian Edwards, Katherine Stansfield and Abeer Ameer - will be introduced by Amy Wack, who has been poetry editor at Seren since 1992. For further detailsand to book visit: Tickets: £8.00 www.eventbrite.co.uk For more information about the Crickhowell Literary Festival visit:  www.cricklitfest.co.uk Andre Mangeot's first collection with Seren, Blood Rain, was published in 2020 and he has published two previous collections), two books of short...