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Artist and poet Amanda Holiday completed a degree in Fine Art before moving into film & scriptwriting - directing short experimental films for the Arts Council, BFI and Channel 4. Between 2001-10, she lived in Cape Town where she wrote and directed several educational television series.

Her chapbook 'The Art Poems' was published in 2018 as part of New Generation African Poets (Tano)  and her writing has appeared in journals including Prairie Schooner (US), South Bank Poetry Magazine, Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, Lolwe, ANMLY (US) and Frieze. Holiday has been a finalist for the Brunel International African Poetry Prize and semi-finalist for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize (US).


In 2020, she founded Black Sunflowers an art-oriented small poetry press focussed on the work of women and black poets.


Holiday is currently a Techne AHRC doctoral student in Poetry, Race and Art at the University of Brighton.


Some of her artworks will be included in forthcoming group show Bloom Song at Vivienne Roberts Projects in October.


To view portfolio, for writing /art commissions or any other enquiries, please get in touch via the contact form.

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