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Jazra Khaleed (m)
Writer in Residence

Herkunftsland: Griechenland
KKA-Residency: 2016
Webseite: http://jazrakhaleed.blogspot.co.at/

Portrait Jazra Khaleed
Portrait Jazra Khaleed
©Christos Koutsouradis
Jazra Khaleed lives in Athens’ inner city and writes poetry in Greek.

His works are protests against the injustices in contemporary Greece, especially the growing racism and xenophobia; his poetry and performances have been described by the international press as “explosive” and “wild, energetic and forceful”.

His poems have been widely translated for publications in Europe, the US, Australia and Japan.

As a founding co-editor of the poetry magazine TEFLON, and particularly through his own translations published there, he has introduced the works of Amiri Baraka, Keston Sutherland, Ann Cotten, Barbara Köhler and many other political and experimental poets to a Greek readership; he also writes on topics as varied as the poetry of the Aborigines, the avant-garde poetry of East Germany, the poetics of hip hop and the poetry of Arab-American women.

The film rendition of his poem about the immigrant situation, “The Aegean or the Anus of Death”, was selected and awarded by distinguished international film festivals across the world.


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