Why I write
Poetry Film International
Winner in the categorie Best Poetry Performance  ZEBRA Poetry Filmfestival 2012
WHY I WRITE is the first episode of VERSES IN EXILE, a spoken word video series produced by Studio Revolt in collaboration with Khmer Exiled American (K.E.A.) poet Khiev Kosal. Through his poetry, Kosal reclaims his place in the world as a free man— a step that begins in Cambodia not America.

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Kosal Khiev is a poet, tattoo artist, and survivor of the US prison system. At age 16, Kosal was arrested in a gang fight, tried as adult and sentenced to 16 years in prison. He was released after 14 years on good behavior, and immediately detained by the U.S. immigration authority. He had to spend another year in the immigration prisons. In 2011, Kosal was deported to Cambodia, a country he had never seen. Life in Phnom Penh was the first freedom he experienced in 15 years.