Stories by

Momtaza MehriAuthor: Momtaza Mehri

Country of residence: United Kingdom

Nationality: British

Mother tongue: Somali, Arabic

Momtaza Mehri is a training biomedical scientist, poet and writer who remains unsure which world came first.  Her work engages with inheritance/ psychosomatics/ ugliness and digitalised diasporas. Her work features or is forthcoming in OOMK, Hard Food, Puerto Del Sol, Elsewhere and other delights.  She also co-edits the digital space Diaspora Drama.  Anthologised in Podium Poets as part of the London Laureates longlist, her debut collection will be published in 2016.  She has been shortlisted for the 2016 Brunel African Poetry Prize.


  • Dear Jukebox

    August 21, 2016 • Poems
    Dear Jukebox

    Poem by Momtaza Mehri

    This blood clot summer will not spare the children.
    This blood clot summer will make a meal out of the children... Read on...

  • Before Complicated

    July 10, 2016 • Poems
    Before Complicated

    Poem by Momtaza Mehri

    "A yellow ankle-length dress, cascading,
    down the milk of a calf. Pause to find where hem meets soil ..."... Read on...