portrait of Kadhem Khanjar

Kadhem Khanjar

Kadhem Khanjar is a poet and performer from Iraq. Along with some friends he set up a project called ‘the Culture Militia,’ a group which performs poetry in sites of destruction and death including blown-up cars, minefields, bombed out-houses, ambulances, ISIS cages, and mass graves.

His collection Picnic with an Explosive Belt was published in Arabic by Dar al-Maktutat in the Netherlands, and his collection Blood Dealer was published in Antoine Jockey’s French translation as Marchand de Sang by Plaine Page.

Poems by Kadhem Khanjar