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Antje Bothin


Dr Antje Bothin is a published, German-born poet with an academic background who lives in Scotland. She is a member of the Federation of Writers (Scotland) and her poems have appeared in Hannie Rouweler’s showcase of international female poets, ’The Sea Belongs to 1000 Voices’. Her contribution, ’Voices’, received a special mention in a review by Jernail Singh Anand from India. Antje contributed to a charitable book created by Scottish author Miller Caldwell called ’Penned Poetry for Parkinson’s Research’. Her poetry also featured in the contemporary anthology ‘Blotters’ Jotters’, edited by Scottish poet Fin Hall as well as in the ‘Taj Mahal Anthology’, edited by Sourav Sarkar. Antje has a passion for writing poetry about nature and wellbeing, and has published poems and stories in magazines such as, PENning, The Globe Review, Mayari Literature, and Flash Fiction North. In 2023 her first novel appeared, ‘Annika and the Treasure of Iceland’ (, featuring a young adult character living with and overcoming a communication anxiety challenge called Selective Mutism (SM). Her SM awareness poem, ‘Quiet: A Poem about Selective Mutism’, is available on Amazon ( When not writing, she can be found doing voluntary work in the countryside and drinking tea.

Connection to Glasgow

Dr Antje Bothin completed the Activate community development programme at the University of Glasgow. She regularly does voluntary work in Glasgow with several community groups, including running creative writing workshops and poetry walks.
Antje Bothin
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