Rhiya Pau is a British-born poet of Indian heritage from a community that has a rich history of migration. She writes to chronicle the stories of her community and narrate the exploration of her own identity through the lenses of travel, food, ritual and language. Rhiya is the Platinum Poetry winner of the 2021 Creative Future Writers’ Award. She is a Poetry Reader at the Adroit Journal and holds a BA from the University of Oxford.
Rhiya’s poem, Departure Lounge appears in the anthology, Where We Find Ourselves. The poem is from Rhiya’s debut collection, Routes, which we will be publishing in November 2022, to commemorate fifty years since her family moved to the UK.