Nasim Rebecca Asl
Nasim Rebecca Asl is a Glasgow-based poet and journalist. After an undergraduate degree in English Literature, Nasim trained as a journalist at City, University of London, and in 2017 she was selected for the BBC’s Journalism Trainee scheme. In 2018 she was shortlisted for a Royal Television Society Scotland award, and has worked on programmes such as The Andrew Marr Show, The Nine, Good Morning Scotland and Question Time. She’s worked on the books The Times Guide to the House of Commons, The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne (Verse Letters) and The Times Companion to 2017.
Her poetry has appeared in Gutter Magazine, Modern Poetry in Translation, Middleground Magazine, Young Poets Network, Tender Bodies and Now Then Magazine, as well as Tapsalteerie’s anthology Ceremony. In 2020 Nasim featured in the inaugural Fringe of Colour Films, as part of the poetry project Sorry I was on Mute. She has participated in the Traverse Theatre Young Writers programme and is a member of the Scottish BAME Writers Network.