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. Her poem, ‘The Reed Flute and I’ was commended in the Troubadour Poetry Prize 2020. She is a recipient of the Literature Wales Mentoring Scheme for 2020 and is a member of the poetry performance group, The Spoke. Her debut collection Inhale/Exile - in which she shares stories of her Iraqi forbears - is published with Seren (2021).
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