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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Author Events

Friday 27th August, 15:30

In this event celebrating 100 Poems to Save the Earth, Kristian Evans, co-editor of the anthology, will be joined by Robert Minhinnick and Abeer Ameer for a reading from the book. Our climate is on the brink of catastrophic change. 100 Poems to Save the Earth invites us to fine-tune our senses, to listen to the world around us, pay attention to what we have been missing. The defining crisis of our time is revealed to be fundamentally a crisis of perception. For too long, the earth has been exploited. With its incisive Foreword, this landmark anthology, edited by Zoë Brigley and Kristian Evans...