Yaseen Anwer (born on June 30, 1989) is a polyglot Indian poet. He founded ‘Kaafiya: The Poetry Festival’ in the year 2015. He also remains the founder of Poets Corner Group, conceptualized in the year 2011, and Delhi Poetry Festival in the year 2013.
Born in Patna and brought up in Saudi Arabia, he did his subsequent schooling from Delhi. He was pursuing his higher studies in the stream of engineering from Bangalore, before opting to drop out.
He was the founder and the functioning managing editor of Poets Corner Group and Delhi Poetry Festival till mid 2015. Soon
after, he initiated his novel poetry venture ‘Kaafiya: The Poetry Festival in Delhi’.
He was felicitated with "Young Poet Award 2012" by the Indian Poetry Society. His translated work can be found and read in
Chinese, Portuguese, Hindi, and a few other languages. Several times, he has been invited for guest poetry readings at prime institutions,
and also as a speaker/ feature poet/ moderator/ guest speaker/ guest poet at premier educational institutions and literary festivals.
These are some of the events he was a part of as literary benefactor:
1) 14th India Poetry Festival - 2011 (Organized by Annamalai University in association with Poets International)
2) 100 Thousands Poets for Change - Nellore Chapter 2012, (Organized by Poetry Society of India in association with 100TPC)
3) Writers, etc. 2013. (The Embassy of France in India, Institut Français en Inde and Alliance Française de Delhi)
4) BEL Conference (Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology)
5) Pune International Literature Festival - 2014
6) Airtel Sarjana Literature Art Festival- 2015 (Cuttack, Odisha)
7) AMU Literary Festival 2015 (Aligarh)
8) Heritage Darbaar (Organized by Youth for Heritage Foundation)
His work has been published in various anthologies alongside A.P. J. Abdul Kalam, Gulzar, Ruskin Bond, Nida Fazli, Mohammed
Fakhruddin, Deepti Naval, Shashi Tharoor, Irshad Kamil, Rahat Indori, etc. His writings have also occurred in a number of national and international issues: Magazines & Journals, from time to time.