Lisa Minerva 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.
In 2017 she released a collection of poems and essays called The 4th Brain, which follows the journey of a millennial searching for connection through internet, sisterhood and [r]evolutions. Published by Prowl House Books and illustrated by Elizabeth Clough, curator of London’s Red Door Studios.
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 (Central Saint Martins).
“Her writing is revolutionary”
“Lisa Luxx is phenomenal. A poet of guts and heart, she is alive with fire and truth.
These are the songs we sing when we are brave, when we have our eyes open, this work will be remembered long after we are all gone.”
– Salena Godden
“Her poems are sensitive and revolutionary – always kind, always fierce.”
– Dazed and Confused magazine