Jazra Khaleed



Jazra Khaleed was born in 1979 in Grozny, Chechnya. He lives in inner city Athens and writes poetry in Greek. Since 2008, he co-edits the literary magazine Teflon, in which he publishes his own poems, translations, and essays.

Among others, he has translated poems by and presented the work of Amiri Baraka, Elfriede Jelinek, Bert Papenfuß, Keston Sutherland, Lionel Fogarty, Barbara Köhler, and Ann Cotten, and has written essays on the most varied topics, including the poetry of the Aborigines, the avant-garde poetry of East Germany, and the poetics of hip-hop.  His works are protests against the injustices in contemporary Greece and the surge of fascism, dealing with the impoverishment of life, the anti-fascist struggle, and the difficult and desperate lives of migrants from Africa and the Middle and Near East in Athens.

His poems have been published in magazines such as World Literature Today, Modern Poetry in Translation, Westerly, Poetry International, Glänta, Die Horen, and Floppy Myriapoda.