Anita Pati lives in London but was born and brought up in a northern seaside town. She sometimes works in a library, with diminishing returns.
She has been a Jerwood/Arvon mentee, an Aldeburgh 8 participant, and a winner in the Wasafiri Prize for New Writing in Poetry, the Rebecca Swift Foundation’s inaugural Women Poets’ Prize and most recently, The Rialto’s Pamphlet competition. Her first pamphlet Dodo Provocateur should be published in 2019.
Anita’s poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies including Poetry Review, Poetry London, New Statesman, The Rialto, The North, Butcher’s Dog, POEM, Magma, Wasafari and Best British Poetry.
As a freelance journalist, she has written mainly on social affairs, food and lifestyle for such publications as the Guardian, New Statesman, Restaurant magazine, Green Traveller, The Big Issue, Cosmopolitan, Inside Housing and Nursing Standard.