Born in Manila, Philippines, writer and poet Lerah Mae Barcenilla grew up in a small province full of magic, tradition and superstition. Currently based in Birmingham, her work touches on topics of the diaspora, memory, mythology and the state of duality. She particularly enjoys breaking apart narrative structures and exploring how words exist on and outside of the page.
Past projects include a conversation between an artist and a writer which took the form of a collaborative art and poetry journal and Erebus & Aether, a choice-based Android game in collaboration with a programmer.
She is currently a member of the inaugural cohort of the Hippodrome Young Poets (2019).