queer poetry

Friends Performing From Poetry Is Possible

Poetry Is Possible: Selected Poems was launched during Oslo Pride 2018 at Melahuset with the help of various artist friends. They each chose a poem from the collection that spoke to them and performed it at the event. Check out their performances here.









Queer Poetry, Sexuality & Spirituality



In conversation with Ari Gautier about queer literature, spirituality, sexuality, and more.
Poetry Is Possible: Selected Poems was launched during Oslo Pride 2018 at Melahuset.

Love Is Possible

“On Thursday 6th September 2018, I woke up in Verona, Italy, in the city of Romeo and Juliet. The trip was a gift from my mother. There are many kinds of love, of course, romantic, motherly, friendly, social, political, divine.”

Read my celebration of love and of the Indian Supreme Court verdict that protects all love, queer and straight, a verdict that coincided with my birthday.

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Slam Poetry Night



Performing the title poem from
Poetry Is Possible during Slam Poetry Night, Oslo Pride 2018.

Poetry at the opening of Født Fri



On 1st June 2018 Født Fri was launched, a foundation that works for freedom and against negative social control. The foundation is led by Shabana Rehman Gaarder, a Norwegian Pakistani woman with many years of experience as a human rights and animal rights activist as well as performer.
I was invited to perform some poetry, and chose to do an excerpt of
Taste and See as well as two poems from my latest poetry collection, Poetry Is Possible.

Poetry Is Possible: Selected Poems

“Poetry is Possible” is a collection of some new and some old poems of mine.
Available now via
Amazon.com , Amazon.in and more

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“Vikram’s poems are lyrical and honest. Many of them beautifully capture the queer Indian experience in a way that has rarely been done before.”
Udayan Dhar, founding editor of Pink Pages—India’s National LGBT Magazine.

“Vikram’s poetry intersects the fields of sexuality, sensuality, and the spiritual. His work shows that in every moment poetry is possible.”
Ranvir Shah, curator of Poetry with Prakriti Festival.

“Passionate, vibrant, brave, and filled with love. A true bliss of a poetry book.”
Hannah Wozene Kvam, slam poet, writer, member of the artist collective Queendom.

“Spiritual and sexual is possible. Vikram’s sincere poems create a sweet harmony and uncover beautiful queer love.”
Sampda “Samsaya” Sharma, singer-songwriter.

The Hindu interview

“At a time when people in the arts often shy away from speaking of their spiritual practice for fear of being perceived as woolly-headed, apolitical or even dogmatic, Vikram Kolmannskog comes as a breath of fresh air. This poet and Gestalt therapist from Oslo, who recently toured India with his new book Taste and See: A Queer Prayer wears his heart on his sleeve more fiercely than you can imagine.”

Interviewed in The Hindu about my latest book
Taste and See. A Queer Prayer.

Read the interview here

A longer unedited version is available here

A spiritual and sensual prayer

“To avoid pain some resort to drinking or drugs, others to social media or sex. With silence, slowing down, awareness and compassion something else might happen. And this is what the narrator in the story eventually does. After fleeting chats and hookups, overconsumption of chocolate and Netflix, he goes to a silent retreat.”

I was recently interviewed in the Bangalore Mirror about my latest book
Taste and See. A Queer Prayer.

Read the full interview here