2022 — 7 speeches
Abraham 'Abe' Nouk is a poet - in performance and on the page, an MC, educator and hip hop lyricist. His passion is for the power of imagination - expressed with the freedom words provide. Which lead to the foundation of Creative Rebellion Youth, providing youth with options to overcome addictions in a creative space.
Arriving in Australia in 2004, Abe draws upon his experience as a refugee weaving stories of limitlessness, humour and grace. His first collection of poems, Humble, was released in 2013, and his second book, Dear Child, was published in 2014.
Since placing in the Australian National Poetry Slam in 2013, Abe has performed consistently - touring Australia with Jessie John Brand, and performing at Ubud Writers Festival and Glastonbury festival in the UK in 2014. Always challenging assumptions of what is possible, Abe Nouk asks his audiences for courage and answers them with gratitude.