Sabbagh, Tanasgol

Sabbagh, Tanasgol (c) Sergen Yener

Tanasgol Sabbagh is a poet and spoken word artist. She presents her literary work in performances, audio pieces, video installations and musical collaborations. She is co-founder of the artists’ collective “parallelgesellschaft” and the event series of the same name, which deals with political art outside the German Leitkultur. Together with the poet Josefine Berkholz, she is the founder and editor of the auditory literary magazine “Stoff aus Luft”, which is published as a podcast: a format that foregrounds spoken and sound-based literature. Tanasgol lives in Berlin.


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What Is A Poem In The Face Of A Revolution?

Großes Parkett 8/6 € Tickets



Opening your mouth means getting involved. Spoken Word is poetic, performative, political, socially engaged and artistically diverse. Over the course of two separate evenings, ten national and international poets will present their poetic work. The invited authors have written texts that bear witness to experiences of exclusion and discrimination, the struggle for sexual freedom, self-determination and climate catastrophe – or simply the search for closeness and love. Whether spoken, sung or rapped – those who speak here speak for themselves, but also for and with others. Begging the question: How can we listen to each other, learn from each other and imagine living and writing together?


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