Monday, November 11, 2013
"The Big Chaos" is a speech/poem performed by Omar Musa at the very first Google Big Tent event held in Australia, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.
Poem written by Omar Musa.
The last line is an interpolation of a line by Jorge Luis Borges.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
Fam & friends, poetry buffs & producers. Aural & mental & sample gold! People told me they liked the book but wanted to hear the poems as I would read them. So I recorded "Parang" at the One Day studio with DJ Joyride. Hear me get my BBC radio voice on. Gwan! Enjoy:
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Review in Overland Literary blog by Ali Alizadeh: http://overland.org.au/blogs/poetry-fiction-reviews/2013/04/portrait-of-poets-as-young-men/
Review in Stash Everything: http://www.stasheverything.com/lifestyle/book-review-omar-musa-parang/
"I savored this. Omar Musa is a special writer with his own beat, cutting through worlds" - Mohsin Hamid, Booker shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist
"Never mind page versus stage, this is poetry: listen" - Jeet Thayil, Booker shortlisted author of Narcopolis
"Parang is as brutal as it is delicate, poems romp between the urban landscape and foreign humidities... I love these poems, they are a clarion call to the listless, to take up the parang, or the pen, the instrument of the book and make something happen. A balm for the conflicted, Musa is a rhapsodist like no other" - Tara June Winch, author of Swallow the Air