Friday, May 17, 2013

TEDx Sydney Opera House - "CAPITAL LETTERS" by Omar Musa

Hello from LA. Please pass on if you like! It really helps:

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Reviews / praise for "Parang"

Review in Overland Literary blog by Ali Alizadeh:

Review in Stash Everything:

"I savored this. Omar Musa is a special writer with his own beat, cutting through worlds" - Mohsin Hamid, Booker shortlisted author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist

"Never mind page versus stage, this is poetry: listen" - Jeet Thayil, Booker shortlisted author of Narcopolis

"Parang is as brutal as it is delicate, poems romp between the urban landscape and foreign humidities... I love these poems, they are a clarion call to the listless, to take up the parang, or the pen, the instrument of the book and make something happen. A balm for the conflicted, Musa is a rhapsodist like no other" - Tara June Winch, author of Swallow the Air

"Parang" NOW ON SALE!

Dear all,
If you want a copy of "Parang", please send $25 to my paypal account ( and I'll sign it and post it ASAP, within Australia and internationally. Yes, this is all very independent but I like it that way because I know it will get directly from me to you. It's selling out really quickly, so get in there soon! Have listed the bookshops that are selling it in Australia below, so you can also order copies from these outlets. Much love to you all,

SYDNEY - Gleebooks (Glebe), Better Read Than Dead (Newtown), Kinokuniya (City)
ADELAIDE - Dymocks (Rundle Mall)
CANBERRA - Electric Shadows Bookshop (Braddon)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mothers' Day!

My first solo song in three years.. Dear mama!