Elmi is a writer/performer and facilitator based in the North West. He is part of the prestigious Young Identity poetry collective and the Inna Voice Ensemble. He writes poetry, short stories and drama. He has performed in venues across the county including Westminster, The Southbank Centre and Contact Theatre, Manchester. His work is displayed at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and has appeared in Poetry Review as well as Scarf Magazine, of which he is an Associate Editor. He teaches poetry and creative writing to adults and young people across the county in partnership with organisations such as the Arvon Foundation. Elmi is currently working on his first collection of poetry.