poetryperformance

Homofili, kunst og offentlighet

1.oktober deltok jeg i samtalen “Homofili, kunst og offentlighet” arrangert av Født Fri. Jeg snakker om høyesterettsdommen fra India som nylig avkriminaliserte homofili, oppveksten min, å være tokulturell og skeiv, mytologi og kunst. Og jeg fremfører noen dikt fra Poetry Is Possible: Selected Poems





Hele samtalen med Shabana, Tooji og Noman:


Hele arrangementet ble streamet og kan ses på
Født Fris Facebook-side

Friends Performing From Poetry Is Possible

Poetry Is Possible: Selected Poems was launched during Oslo Pride 2018 at Melahuset with the help of various artist friends. They each chose a poem from the collection that spoke to them and performed it at the event. Check out their performances here.









Slam Poetry Night



Performing the title poem from
Poetry Is Possible during Slam Poetry Night, Oslo Pride 2018.

Poetry performance / Født Fri-lansering



On 1st June 2018 Født Fri was launched, a foundation that works for freedom and against negative social control. The foundation is led by Shabana Rehman Gaarder, a Norwegian Pakistani woman with many years of experience as a human rights and animal rights activist as well as performer.
I was invited to perform some poetry, and chose to do an excerpt of
Taste and See as well as two poems from my latest poetry collection, Poetry Is Possible.