The Light That Burns Us
World Poetry Books
The English debut of one of Greece’s most radical and original poetic voices.
“…an explosive cadence… Khaleed’s sentiment toward the would-be aesthetes seems clear: ‘Fuck off, flower poets.’”— David Wallace, The New Yorker
“[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.” —Max Ritvo, LA Review of Books
“…agitated and delirious and necessary.” —Lotte L.S, Mute
Translated by Karen Van Dyck