gay poetry

- Viktig å gi plass til homosex i litteraturen

“Det er viktig å skrive om homosex i dikt og skjønnlitteratur, gi det plass, beskrive det som noe vakkert.”

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Gaysir intervjuet meg i forbindelse med lanseringen av
Poetry Is Possible. Lanseringen var et fellesprosjekt. Venner, som også jobber med tekst og historier på ulike vis, valgte et dikt hver som de fremførte. Også de er kort intervjuet.
Les hele Gaysir-artikkelen her.

The Hindu interview

“At a time when people in the arts often shy away from speaking of their spiritual practice for fear of being perceived as woolly-headed, apolitical or even dogmatic, Vikram Kolmannskog comes as a breath of fresh air. This poet and Gestalt therapist from Oslo, who recently toured India with his new book Taste and See: A Queer Prayer wears his heart on his sleeve more fiercely than you can imagine.”

Interviewed in The Hindu about my latest book
Taste and See. A Queer Prayer.

Read the interview here

A longer unedited version is available here

A spiritual and sensual prayer

“To avoid pain some resort to drinking or drugs, others to social media or sex. With silence, slowing down, awareness and compassion something else might happen. And this is what the narrator in the story eventually does. After fleeting chats and hookups, overconsumption of chocolate and Netflix, he goes to a silent retreat.”

I was recently interviewed in the Bangalore Mirror about my latest book
Taste and See. A Queer Prayer.

Read the full interview here