"Her writing is revolutionary"
- Guru Jagat
"Her poems are sensitive and revolutionary - always kind, always fierce."
- Dazed and Confused magazine
“lisa luxx is phenomenal. A poet of guts and heart, she is alive with fire and truth."
- Salena Godden
lisa luxx is a queer writer, performer, essayist and activist of British and Syrian heritage. She writes for freedoms, for healing, to mobilise and to inquire.
luxx is winner of the Outspoken Prize of Performance Poetry 2018. She regularly headlines literary events internationally including shows at Royal Albert Hall, Latitude Festival and Station Beirut. She's done readings for Burberry, and regularly works with her local Women's Centre. Her poetry has been broadcast across platforms including Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, VICE TV and ITV.
luxx's poetry, essays and opinions are published internationally in newspapers, magazines and anthologies including being 'Poem of the Week' in The Telegraph. She has lectured on the philosophy of language in mental health for TEDx.
Founder of The Sisterhood Salon, a feminist literary gathering in Beirut. She authored an essay on the Economy of Sisterhood for Saqi Books anthology Smashing It, and continues to develop theories around sisterhood as an act of resistance. Her work is also concerned with displacement, adoption, mixed heritage existence and the lesbian experience.
luxx has now released her debut collection Fetch Your Mother's Heart with Outspoken Press.
She splits her time between Lebanon and England.
Photo by Maria Klenner