Lisa Luxx is a poet, recording artist, essayist and activist of British Syrian heritage. She writes to agitate and inquire; to cast spells; to offer medicine for a world in urgency.
Winner of the 2018 Outspoken Prize for Performance Poetry, she was also shortlisted for Peace Poetry Prize and Saboteur Awards Best Spoken Word Performer. She’s a regular feature at major literary and arts events across the UK including performances at Royal Albert Hall, Latitude Festival and for UN Women’s #HeForShe campaign. She was also a nominee for the Arts Foundation Fellowship in Poetry.
Her debut single ‘Girl Gang’ was released by Saving Grace Records and has been aired on major radio channels. The music video featured sisterhoods from around the world – from Namibia to California via Beirut and Australia – alongside prominent feminist icons of the literary and fashion world.
Luxx’s poems and opinions have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, VICE TV, TEDx, ITV and she’s heralded as one of the UK’s top four queer poets by Diva magazine. Her poetry and essays have been published in magazines, anthologies and newspapers internationally, by the likes of: i-D, Tate Britain, The ICA, New River Press, The International Times, Dazed & Confused, Tribe de Mama (US), Sukoon (Lebanon), The Numinous (US), Verve Poetry Press, Wasafiri, and Sage Press (India).
“Her poems are sensitive and revolutionary – always kind, always fierce.” – Dazed and Confused magazine
“This work will be remembered long after we are all gone.” – Salena Godden
Lisa Luxx will be performing in the Attic Theatre as part of our daytime events.