Reena Bakir

Must-Read Poetry Collections by LGBT+ Writers

Five collections focused on LGBTQ+, by Jack Wright and Reena Bakir

E-Books vs. Print – The Environmental Effects of Reading

Should we be switching to digital literature?

In Mo(u)rning

I wake in morning, in the ruins of myself, in a tangle and un- tangle of small destructions, (and greater ones) and these destructions, they run machine-like, calculated, soldier-march their way into the roadwork of my grandfather’s veins I wake in morning, to black tea and all the newspapers,     to the stories of Nablus, […]

The Most Diverse Booker Prize Shortlist in History

Reena talks through the 2020 Booker Prize shortlist.

Breaking Writer’s Block: Advice From RHUL’s Creative Writers

Reena Bakir and Writing Society offer their advice on breaking the inevitable writer’s block.

In the Company of Books

How Reading Helped Us Get Through the Uncertainty, Isolation and Loneliness of Quarantine Finding yourself forced into solitude at a time of looming uncertainty and anxiety isn’t easy. To cope, many of us turned to things that would usually bring us comfort. Artists picked up journals and looked outside their windows for inspiration, athletes had […]