Sara Saleh is an award-winning Arab-Australian poet, human rights activist and long-time campaigner for refugee rights and racial justice. She has worked for Amnesty International and CARE International in Australia and the Middle East - in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and on the Syrian border.
As part of her roles, Sara has appeared on ABC News 24, The Drum, SBS (Arabic and English) and has written for Fairfax, news.com.au, ABC, Junkee and New Matilda.
A poet and writer, Sara's first poetry collection was released in 2016 and explores themes of displacement, migration, identity and women. Her poems have been published in English and Arabic in SBS Life, Australian Poetry Journal, Bankstown Poetry Collections, The Dirty Thirty, and global anthologies A Blade of Grass, Solid Air and Making Mirrors.
A co-founder of the sister Dubai and Amman Poetry Slams, Sara continues to perform across festivals, nationally and internationally, from New Zealand to New York.
Sara is co-curating the upcoming anthology about growing up Arab in Australia (Picador 2019). As the recipient of the first Affirm Press Mentorship for Sweatshop Writers 2018, Sara is developing her debut fiction novel.
Sara is a proud Bankstown Poetry Slam 'Slambassador'. She also sits on the board of national advocacy organisation GetUp! She is currently completing her Juris Doctor at UNSW.
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