Updated: Dec 1, 2019
Khaled Hakim has a background in film production and in poetry, publishing sparingly in the 1990s as the first BAME experimental poet in the UK. He regarded himself as primarily a semi-improvisatory performer. He left both film and writing in the early 2000’s to pursue a spiritual path, becoming a Sufi musician. He returned to poetry in 2016.
The previously published work has belatedly been published as 'Letters from the Takeaway' (Shearsman 2019). ‘The Book of Naseeb’ is out with Penned in the Margins (May 2020), and the collected performances ‘The Routines’ is forthcoming with Contraband Books.