Fabias, Radna

Fabias, Radna (c) Elizar Veerman

Radna Fabias, born 1983 in Curaçao, is a poet and translator. She received all the major poetry prizes in the Netherlands and Belgium for her debut collection “Habitus” (De Arbeiderspers 2018), including the Herman de Coninck Prize and the Grand Poetry Prize (Netherlands). “Habitus” was published in six languages, including the USA (Deep Vellum, 2021) and Germany (ELIF Verlag 2022).


Festival Content

POETRY TALK: Kemi Alabi and Radna Fabias

Ungoverned By The Lie

Clubraum 7/5€ | Tickets


The debut collections of poets Kemi Alabi (born 1990 in Wisconsin) and Radna Fabias (born 1983 in Curaçao) both caused a stir. Each of these works contend with racism, sexism, poverty, and violence. Their work contends with the relationship between Blackness and feminism, finding intimate, at times pixelated images of rebellion, love, and desire.

Alabi, KemiFabias, Radna


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