"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

WHO?

Lisa Luxx is a queer writer, performer, essayist and activist of British Syrian heritage. She writes for freedoms, for healing, to mobilise and to inquire.

Luxx is winner of the Outspoken Prize of Performance Poetry 2018, and was shortlisted for both Peace Poetry Prize 2016 and Sabotuer Awards Best Spoken Word Performer 2017. She was also nominated for the Arts Foundation Fellowship in Poetry. She regularly headlines literary events internationally including shows at Royal Albert Hall, Latitude Festival and Station Beirut. She's done readings for Burberry, Selfridges and her local Women's Centre. Her poetry has been broadcast across channels including BBC Radio 4, VICE TV and ITV. She was named one of the top 4 queer poets by Diva magazine.

Luxx's poetry, essays and opinions are published internationally in newspapers, magazines and anthologies. She has lectured on the philosophy of language in mental health for TEDx, spoken on panels about refuge at the Tate Modern and given a talk on sexuality for The Psychedelic Society. She is also a poetry educator in high schools, Pupil Referral Units and has taught at School of Everything summer school at University of the Arts London.

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. Her work is also concerned with displacement, adoption, mixed heritage existence and the lesbian experience.

Luxx is currently working on two books and a play. She splits her time between London, Huddersfield and Beirut.

 

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