Romalyn Ante was born in the Philippines and came to Britain with her family when she was in her teens. She is now an award-winning poet living in Wolverhampton, where she also works as a registered nurse and psychotherapist. Her poetry collection Antiemetic for Homesickness was published in 2020.

LAP: One of the collection’s most obvious themes is migration. Can you tell us a little about your background?

RA: I lived in the Philippines until I was 16. My mum was working abroad as a nurse. While she was away life was still good – my dad and grandparents took care of me. ...


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