Hanan Issa is a mixed-race poet from Wales. She has been featured on both ITV Wales and BBC Radio Wales and worked in partnership with National Museum Wales, Artes Mundi, Swansea Fringe, and Seren Books. Her work has been published in Banat Collective, Poetry Wales, sister-hood magazine and MuslimGirl.com, among other places. Her winning monologue was featured at Bush Theatre’s Hijabi Monologues. Hanan is the co-founder of Cardiff's first BAME open mic series 'Where I'm Coming From'. She is also one of the 2018 Hay Festival Writers at Work. Her debut poetry pamphlet will be published by Burning Eye Books in October 2019.