• 04 Okt 2019 19:00

Biljettpris: Poetry Slam 3/10 fritt inträde, 4/10 150 kr (plus serviceavgift 25 kr); ungdom/student: 90 kr (plus serviceavgift 10 kr).
Tickets: Poetry Slam 3/10 free entrance; 4/10 150 kr (& booking fee 25 kr); under 27/student: 90 kr (& booking fee 10 kr)

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I år kommer Ordsprak att gästas av mängder med fantastiska poeter. 

Poeterna kommer bl a från Sydafrika, USA, Uganda och Norge. Och så kommer Zacke m fl från Sverige!

Som vanligt inleds festivalen med ett Poetry Slam den 3 okt kl 19.00

Uppsalas Internationella Poesifestival

Ordsprak  – Uppsala Internationella Poesifestival startade 2006 och blev omgående en succé där orden sprakade, poeter och publik möttes och kritikerna hyllade. Ordsprak är en årligt återkommande poesifestival på Reginateatern med ambitionen att växa sig ut i och samtidigt välkomna Norden, Europa och världen. Ordsprak inleds med ett Poetry Slam, segerdikten presenteras på stora scenen, fredag kväll.

Ordsprak started in 2006 and was an immediate public and critical success. Ordsprak is a festival where the word is free and where poets and audience meet and interact in an intimate atmosphere. Ordsprak is now an annual event at Regina Theatre reaching out from Scandinavia to Europe and the rest of the world. 


(utan inbördes ordning, fylls på kontinuerligt)


Foto: Johan Hannu


När Luleårapparen Zacke gav sitt namn till känna på den svenska hiphop-scenen gjorde han det med välvässad penna, akrobatisk tunga och personligt uttryck. Sakta men säkert etablerade han sig även som en av landets bästa textförfattare. Zacke är en av få som lyckats skildra storstad kontra landsort på ett sätt som inte skriver någon på näsan, utan på ett sätt som berättar människors historier.



Foto: Lawrence Jamie

Sean Patrick Mulroy (USA)

is a writer, actor, visual artist, and musician from the American South; now he lives all over the world. A nationally recognized writer and performer and an award winning professor, Sean earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow, a 2017-2018 Writer-in-Residence at The Kerouac Project in Orlando Florida, and a 2019 Writer in Residence at Villa Sarkia in Sysma, Finland.S.



Alma Kirlic

Foto: Matilda Almestad

Alma Kirlic

Alma Kirlic är född 1977 i Bosnien och kom som femtonåring till Sverige. Tidigt utmärkte hon sig på spoken word scener runt om i landet med sin säregna och kraftfulla poesi. En svensk kändis är hennes debutroman. Hennes pjäs Borta bra hemma bäst sattes 2008 upp på Helsingborgs stadsteater. Alma kommer förutom att läsa på Ordsprak vara MC på fredagskvällen. 


Sofia Knudsen Estifanos

Foto: Sandra Dal

Sofia Knudsen Estifanos (Norge)

er frilans skuespiller, slampoet, konferansier og skrivekursholder for barn og ungdom. Som slampoet har hun opptrådt på arrangementer i regi av bl.a Fortellerfestivalen, SPKRBOX-festivalen, MIRA-senteret, Norsk Folkehjelp, NRK, Slottsfjellfestivalen, Oslo Pride og UiO. Høsten 2016 debuterte hun med den egenskrevne slampoesiteaterforestillinga “På vei mot no’ innmari ålreit” på SPKRBOX-festivalen. Sensommeren 2016 og våren 2017 var hun med på Team Nårje - det norske laget som vant svensk mesterskap i lag-slam.

Sofia er en del av slampoesibandet Verdenseliten.



Emmah Mabye (South Africa)

What started in 2009, as a mere stress reliever has helped Emmah Mabye become a poetry firebrand.

“Through my powerful command of the stage, I bring poetry to life. Using the technique of creatively expressing everyday life, I take you to a world of solace, a point of inspiration and grant you an opportunity to challenge the status quo all safely within yourself. My work is a poignant expression of imagery that’s simplistic and engaging”. Emmah has had the great privilege of taking her works to poetry festivals, schools, corporate, churches, national radio, national TV, Poetry Africa and even performing for the Presidency at the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) 2016 National Conference.

In her first published poetry collection, Clocking In, Emmah journeys into man as a tripartite being - thus clocking into one’s spirit, soul and body - and doing so with her through poetry. The book is comprised of her poems over the past 8 years. Thus far, the collection has been well received not only in South Africa but also in Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and Canada and scooped an award at the first AfriCAN Authors Awards in 2018.

Under the South African State Theatre’s Incubator Programme, Emmah got to stage her first theatre production in 2017 also titled “Clocking In”. The reviews from audiences were testament to the power and voice that Emmah possesses on stage.

Tshwane Speak Out Loud
Poetry Africa 



Dr Raphael d’Abdon
(South Africa)

is a writer, scholar, spoken word poet, editor and translator. He holds an MA in Arts from the University of Uppsala (Sweden) and a PhD in Linguistics and Literary Studies from the University of Udine (Italy). He has lectured at the Department of English Studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and at the Mzansi Poetry Academy, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). In 2007 he complied, edited and translated into Italian I nostri semi/Peo tsa rona, an anthology of contemporary South African poetry. In 2011 he translated into Italian (with Lorenzo Mari) Bless Me Father, the autobiography of South African poet Mario d’Offizi. In 2013 he compiled and edited the collection Marikana: A Moment in Time, and was one of the featured poets at the “Poetry Africa” festival in Durban.

He is the author of three collections of poems, sunnyside nightwalk (Geko, 2013), salt water (Poetree Publishing, 2016) and the bitter herb (The Poets Printery, 2018), and he has read his poetry in South Africa, Nigeria, Somaliland, Italy and the USA, where he chaired a session on spoken word and literature at the 2011 Chinua Achebe Colloquium. His poems have been published in journals, magazines and anthologies in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, Singapore, Palestine, India, Canada, USA, Italy, and the UK. He is South Africa’s representative of AHN (Africa Haiku Network), and he is a member of ZAPP (The South African Poetry Project) and IPP (International Poetry Project), two joint-projects of the University of Cambridge, UNISA and the University of the Witwatersrand, whose chief aims are to promote poetry in schools in South Africa, UK and beyond, and to instill knowledge, understanding and a love of poetry in young learners.




Masai Sepuru (South Africa), (TSOL Season 3 Winner)

is a visual and a performing artist practicing in numerous disciplines of the arts including writing, painting, design and performing. He has performed in various slams winning two of the biggest slams in the country (Tshwane Speak out Loud and WordnSound) back to back making the only poet to have held both titles at the same time. He is also the first champion of the annual speak child slam competition . Masai’s poetry has made a mark on and off stage, he helps organize and give workshops with poetry organizations around the province like scribe rites and blue pulse, in addition because of his degree in performing arts technology he finds spaces and organizes poetry events around Pretoria with an organizations namely Poetoria and Black suburbia.

His passion for poetry has seen him being chosen to be part of the South African State theatre incubator program on which he created a showcase called ‘its all the sane’ adding to many other showcases that he has organized and was a part of, like Toxic with Kori Strange , Blurred lines and Poetoria Showcases with Neo Soul to name a few. He has head lined and showcased in Sessions like Hear my Voice, WordnSound, Black Labone, World of Words and Street poetry.

• Tshwane Speak out loud 2018 2019 champion
• WordnSound 2018 champion
• Speak child 2018 champion
• WordnSound episode 2 2018 king of the mic
• WordnSound episode 6 2018 king of the mic
• WordnSound episode 3 2019 King of the mic
• WordnSound episode 4 2019 King of the mic
• WordnSound episode 5 2019 King of the mic
• Tshwane Speak out loud 2016 2017 semifinalist

Word n Sound - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiLr-ZsBTzE
Word n Sound - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE7ncmx8tXQ


Ishmael Sibiya (South Africa)

is a facilitator and events producer focused on the development of emerging artists within literature (Poetry/Spoken Word) and other art-forms.
Since 2013, Ishmael has facilitated multiple literary exchanges which has seen him lead delegations of writers and performance poets to Sweden and the United States of America. He has also hosted multiple delegations of visiting poets from various countries in South Africa.

Ishmael has conceptualized and produced the Tshwane Speak Out Loud Youth Poetry Competition and Festival for the City Of Tshwane. This project is one of the most rewarding literary competitions in South Africa at the moment, awarding more than R50 000 in cash prizes and international touring opportunities to young writers and performers.

Ishmael is the co-founder and Executive Director of Hear My Voice which is a literary non-profit organization focused on developing young spoken word artists as well as creating open and uncensored platforms for youth to express themselves through spoken word poetry.
Youth voices matter, and Ishmael Sibiya has made it his mission to provide platforms for young people to be heard far and wide.


Peter Gustavsson

Foto: Klas-Herman Lundgren

Peter Gustavsson

Uppsalapoeten Peter Gustavsson skriver om längtan, inställda uppror och den svåra konsten att leva tillsamman. Han debuterade med diktsamlingen "De tio årstiderna" 2019, som är en reflektion om existensens förutsättningar i människans tidsålder – antropocen. 


Ismael Ataria

Foto: Oskar Hanska

Ismael Ataria

är poet, författare och artist. Han har turnerat över hela landet med sina poetiska föreställningar. Ismael har alltid odlat sitt eget uttryck som poet och Spoken Word-artist och utvecklat en helt egen unik stil, det litterära finrummet i krock med gatan och det publikfriande. Ismael har mottagit flera utmärkelser, bland annat Fröding Stipendiet 2016. Ismael har bland annat gett ut diktsamlingarna Bokstavsängeln och Längtan till whatever.

Ismael är nu aktuell med EP:N Närkampen, en kompromisslös uppgörelse med patriarkatet, våldsamma kollisioner med förgångna normer och värderingar. En människas brutala skärskådning av sig själv och sitt samhälle.


Olivia Bergdahl

Foto: Helen Ringberg

Olivia Bergdahl

Olivia Bergdahl blev svensk mästare i Poetry Slam när hon var 17 år gammal, och sedan världsfyra året därpå. Hon gett ut diktsamlingen "Demo" och den kritikerhyllade romanen "Efter Ekot", samt, med stråkkvartetten Olivias Poesiorkester, skivan "Eldorado". I knappa femton år har hon turnerat Sverige, Norden, Europa och USA runt och läst sina dikter på allt från ödsliga bibliotek till festivalscener med tusentals i publiken.


Oskar Hanska

Foto: Matilda Almestad

Oskar Hanska
Via Uganda, Dramaten och nystartade skivbolaget VERBAL ALFA, återvänder Oskar Hanska till Ordsprak. Svensk och Skandinaviska Mästaren i Poetry Slam, Vinnare av Europacupen i Hannover och finalist i VM i Paris. Turnéer i 10 länder utanför Sverige. Nominerad för senaste EP:n till Manifestgalan. Dikterna är finskt vemod som krockar med polskt temperament. Det är det vacklande mansidealet, storslaget och patetiskt, drabbande och svettigt i texter från kommande skivan. 

Online: www.oskarhanska.se


Henry Bowers

Foto: Teemu Juutilainen

Kung Henry/Henry Bowers

Henry is one of Europe’s leading slam-poets. Known and acclaimed as one of Sweden’s best hip-hop acts. Henry Bowers is also known as Kung Henry. Henry’s poetry reflects society and himself. It’s intelligent, sharp and to the point. He breaks down the wall between high culture and mass culture taking influences from and referring to everything from horror films and children’s stories to classic masterpieces and great philosophers, everything combined with a dose of irony and humor.

Online: http://henrybowers.com/

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