Subverting stereotypes through poetry

Omar at GDSOmar Sakr is a bi-sexual Arab Australian poet, and his debut collection of poetry has just been published by Cordite Books.

The collection, called These Wild Houses, is about family, religion, sexuality and Omar’s experiences of growing up in Western Sydney.

He speaks to Georgia Moodie about why he puts his sexuality and ethnicity front and centre in his work, and about how his poems undermine negative stereotypes of Arab Australians.

I recorded this interview for RN’s Books and Arts, and you can listen to it here.