Jazra Khaleed 





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Jazra Khaleed 

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* 21.05.1979, Grozny, Rusia
Vive en: Athens, Grecia

Jazra Khaleed is a poet, translator, and filmmaker. He is a Greek citizen and lives in Exarhia, Athens; he writes exclusively in Greek. His works are an indictment of fascism, social injustice, police brutality, and racism in contemporary Greece.

 His most recent publications are The Light That Burns Us (World Poetry Books, USA, 2021) and μα είν' αυτό ποίηση; (but is this poetry?, Teflon Books, Greece, 2020). His poems have been widely trans­lated for publications in Europe, the US, Australia, and Asia, and have appeared in The Guardian, The Los Angeles Review of Books, World Literature Today, Lichtungen, Modern Poetry in Translation, Glänta, Die Horen and other publications.

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According to The Los Angeles Review of Books, “[Jazra Khaleed] stands up to fascism by writing and performing Greek-language poetry that is unmatched in technical bravura, emotional depth, and political urgency. He performs his poetry at a lightning clip — so fast the Nazis can barely keep up, let alone talk back — a hip-hop emcee in a fever". His performances have been described as “possessing the kind of energy that pervades the riots on the streets of Athens” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), “explosive” (Berliner Zeitung) and “wild, energetic and forceful” (junge Welt).

As a founding editor of the Athenian poetry magazine Teflon, and particularly through his own translations published there, he has introduced to a Greek readership the works of Amiri Baraka, Keston Sutherland, Etel Adnan, Bert Papenfuß, Keston Sutherland, Lionel Fogarty, Ghayath Almadhoun among many other American, British, Australian, Arab and German-language political and experimental poets.

His short films have been screened at festivals such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA), Experiments in Cinema (USA), Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Switzerland), Kasseler Dokfest (Germany), Entrevues Belfort (France), L’Alternativa (Spain) among others. The film rendition of his poem about the immigrant situation, “The Aegean or the Anus of Death,” won prizes at the Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema, the Zebra Poetry Film Festival, and the Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival.

  • Bin ohne Menschen

    Berlin/Germany: Hochroth Verlag/ Poesiefestival Berlin, 2010

  • Jazra Grosny

    Berlin/Germany: Verlag Distillery, 2013

  • VERSENSPORN - Jazra Khaleed

    Heft für lyrische Reize

    Nr. 21

    Jena/Germany: Poesie schmeckt gut e.V., 2015

  • Γκρόζνι (Grozny)

    Athens/Greece: Ipokimeno, 2016

  • The Poetry of Jazra Khaleed

    Tarakeshwar/India: Aami aar Leena Hente Cholech, 2018

  • Ρέκβιεμ για τη Χομς (Requiem for Homs)

    Athens/Greece: Amilichos, 2019

  • μα είν' αυτό ποίηση; (but is this poetry?)

    Athens: Teflon Books, 2020

  • The Light That Burns Us

    Storrs/USA: World Poetry Books, 2021

  • 2014 SOUNDOUT! Award for New Ways of Presenting Literature, Berlin

  • 2014 Best Film for Tolerance Award for the short film “The Aegean or the Anus of Death”, Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin

  • 2014 International Competition Award for the short film “The Aegean or the Anus of Death”, Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema, Paris

  • 2014 Jury Special Mention for the short film “The Aegean or the Anus of Death”, Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival, Sarajevo

  • 2021 Crystal Vilenica Award, Vilenica International Literary Festival, Slovenia