Brolaski, Julian Talamantez

Brolaski, Julian (c) Ryan Collerd

Julian Talamantez Brolaski, born 1978 in La Jolla, USA, is a trans artist of Lipan and Mescalero Apache descent. It is the author of several books of poetry, including “Of Mongrelitude” (Wave Books 2017) and “Advice for Lovers” (City Lights 2012). Julian is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of two country bands, Juan & the Pines and The Western Skyline, and co-editor of “NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life & Work of kari edwards” (Litmus Press/Belladonna Books 2009).

Festival Content

POETRY TALK: Julian Talamantez Brolaski & Kay Gabriel

And Hallooo Transmagnified Body!

Clubraum 7/5 € | Tickets

Few poets have explored the possibilities of U.S. American English in the last 15 years more persistently and imaginatively than Julian Talamantez Brolaski (born 1978 in La Jolla) and Kay Gabriel (born 1993 in Ottawa).



Brolaski, Julian TalamantezGabriel, Kay


You Are Dazzled By Their Murmurations

Kleines Parkett 8/6 € | Tickets


Reading and discussion with Kemi Alabi, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Kay Gabriel and Eileen Myles

U.S. American poets Kemi Alabi, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Kay Gabriel and Eileen Myles radically explore the boundaries of poetic language. In seeking to express marginalized perspectives and experiences, they question received wisdom, familiar patterns, common attributions, and powers of representation and interpretation. In their texts, these poets deconstruct existing linguistic material and reassemble it, breaking it down into component parts to expand and transform what language can achieve. Words and phrases are reinvented, the familiar and the archaic are incorporated, and completely new descriptive possibilities are forged. On this evening, the authors will read from their poems and speak about fluid identities, poetry, and re-describing the world.


Alabi, KemiBrolaski, Julian TalamantezMyles, EileenGabriel, Kay


Night Of Poetry

Großes Parkett | 14/9€ inkl. Anthologie Tickets


Weltklang – Night of Poetry is poesiefestival berlin’s prismatic and panoramic opening. Poets will read, sing, and perform in their source languages, demonstrating the full spectrum of contemporary poetry: its power, its diversity of approaches and styles. Just for the event, an anthology will be published in German and English so that audience members can read along with the poems presented onstage.


Aftab, AroojArai, TakakoBarskova, PolinaBrolaski, Julian TalamantezFabias, RadnaKandasamy, MeenaKunial, Zaffar