Competition 2019

The Open House Competition

Congratulations to the 2019 winning poets, chosen by Khairani Barokka


Khairani Barokka is an Indonesian writer, poet and artist in London whose work has been presented extensively in 13 countries. Barokka has received six residencies and multiple grants and award nominations: she was an NYU Tisch Departmental Fellow for her masters and is a UNFPA Indonesian Young Leader Driving Social Change for arts practice and research. Okka is the writer, performer and producer of hearing-impaired accessible solo show, Eve and Mary Are Having Coffee. She is most recently co-editor of Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches, 2017); author-illustrator of Indigenous Species (Tilted Axis, 2017); and author of poetry collection Rope (Nine Arches, 2017). Her latest art installation was Annah: Nomenclature at the ICA. She is a Visual Cultures PhD Researcher at Goldsmiths.

Photo ©Wasi Daniju

Photo ©Wasi Daniju

PAST winners