The Poetry Project

Nat Raha

Image of Nat, a brown femme with long curly hair, wearing pinkish lipstick and a zebra-print dress. Her hair casts shadows over her neckline.

Dr Nat Raha is a poet and activist-scholar, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work is of an experimental queer lyric, attending to the everyday of marginalised lives, hirstories of struggle and resistance to racial capitalism, of humans and more-than-humans. She works through de/re/materialising sound, form and syntax, on the page and in performance. Nat is the author of three collections of poetry: of sirens, body & faultlines (Boiler House Press, 2018), countersonnets (Contraband Books, 2013) and Octet (Veer Books, 2010). Recent anthologies featuring her work include 100 Queer Poems, We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics, the weird folds: everyday poems from the anthropocene, ON CARE, What the Fire Sees and Makar/Unmakar. Nat’s creative and critical writing has appeared on Poem-a-Day, and in The New Feminist Literary Studies, South Atlantic Quarterly, Third Text, TSQ, Transgender Marxism (Pluto Press, 2021) and Wasafiri Magazine. She co-edits Radical Transfeminism zine; and is co-authoring a book Trans Femme Futures: An Ethics for Transfeminist Worlds with Mijke van der Drift.