MADIHA BEE is a poet, artist, and consciousness catalyst currently based in the Middle East. She started her relationship with poetry while studying for a Master’s in Creating Writing at Oxford University and was Longlisted for the $10,000 National Poetry Competition, as well as Shortlisted and Commended for Oxford’s Martin Starkie Prize. Before poetry, Madiha won numerous writing awards, including Macalester’s prestigious Harry Scherman Prize and an Investigative Journalism Prize from the Prague Freedom Foundation, but it was poetry that most inspired her to play with language and create new meanings and mythologies. Her poetry has appeared in Oxford’s Flight Anthology, Oxford Writer’s House, Notes (Icarus, Illicit, Youth), The ISIS, The Syzygy Poetry Journal, Wilderness House Literary Review, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Eternal Remedy, and RiverSedge among other journals.
Madiha studied International & World History at Columbia University and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and worked as a writer at the Office of Queen Rania in Jordan, before discovering her life’s purpose and passion for consciousness, freedom, and awakening.