• "Luka is a genuine artist of high quality whose poetry is powerful and poignant. I salute his prophetic witness!"

    -Dr Cornel West

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    Luka Lesson is an Australian-born wordologist of Greek heritage. An author of two independently published collections, as well as two full-length recorded albums, Luka has been commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, had poems published in a number of international anthologies, and toured with the likes of Dr Cornell West (USA), Nahko & Medicine for the People (USA), Akala (UK) & Shane Koyczan (Canada).

    Most recently Luka was commissioned to write a new concerto for The Queensland Symphony Orchestra & established his very own annual poetry retreat program in his grandfather’s village on the Greek island of Rhodes. Over the course of his career, Luka has used education programs as a form of activism in schools and universities, his poem 'May Your Pen Grace The Page' will appear on the NSW Australian high school English curriculum from 2019-2024.

  • RHODES POETRY RETREAT

    An Annual Writing and Performance Retreat in Greece

    Luka Lesson's only writing and performance retreat will be held on the beautiful island of Rhodes, Greece from September 22nd until September 28th, 2019.

     

    The five-day intensive program includes visits to Ancient sites, workshops in both writing and performance, one-on-one sessions and final group performances.

     

    For more information visit www.rhodespoetryretreat.com or submit your interest below.

     

    ODYSSEUS

    A modern re-telling of the Ancient Greek epic 'The Odyssey'.

    A collaboration between Luka Lesson, music producer Jordan Thomas Mitchell (USA), Sydney Conservatorium composer James Humberstone, video maker Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore and Matilda winning Director Sam Foster - Odysseus Live is a cinematic, theatrical and musical experience of epic proportions.

     

    For updates visit: www.odysseus.live

     

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