Writer's Bio


Leila Lois is a woman of Kurdish and Celtic heritage. Her Kurdish ancestors fled oppression in Iraq and her parents moved from Wales to Aotearoa soon after she was born. In her poems, Leila explores a personal sense of origin that, like the ocean, binds several landscapes and times. She has been published by Southerly, Djed Press, Next In Colour, LiteLitOne, Right Now, Delving Into Dance, Soft Zine and Salient.