Nadine Makarem, Poet & Writer

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Nadine was born in Beirut and moved with her family to the United Kingdom where she learned English and developed a fondness (or obsession) for reading. At a very young age, she returned to Beirut and started writing poetry, bravely reciting her poems at school talent shows.

Nadine finished schooling in Beirut and studied both Political Science and English Literature at the American University of Beirut before pursuing a Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy in London.

Since then, she has not only been involved in civil society and humanitarian work, she has dedicated her time to poetry and novel writing. In 2007, she finished her first poetry compilation inspired by Romantic and Victorian poetry. She became obsessed with the unique notion of “hopeful melancholy” and it continues to filter in and out of her work.

Today, Nadine works for the United Nations Development Programme and is simultaneously writing a novel, running a monthly “Poetry for Everybody” event with FADE IN:, and is putting together her next compilation of poetry! Her goal is to make poetry more accessible, to help poets and writers find their own voice and to eventually help them reach out to publishers.

When she’s not writing poetry or saving the world, you can find her curled up with a good book, finding herself in the characters she loves so much.