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Poet Profile: Jonathan Lefenya

Jonathan Lefenya is a Soweto based spoken word artist. His work flings open the narrow window of language through which we are accustomed to describing reality. In so doing, the poet compels both himself and the audience to reflect on...

Poet Profile: Linda Masilela

Linda Masilela is a poet, medical doctor, blogger, performance artist, tea connoisseur and scriptwriter. Some of his work has been published in different platforms such as the Sol Plaatjie poetry anthology and Poetry Potion Journal. He has performed in spaces such...

Poet Profile: Tinashe Tafirenyika

With a belief that art is a catalyst for change, Tinashe Tafirenyika has disrupted the Zimbabwe Poetry Scene. In 2017 she became the first woman and youngest person to receive a National Arts Merit Award (NAMA) in Spoken Word Poetry in...

Poet Profile: Sibulelo Manamatela

Writer and poet, Sibulelo Manamatela is from Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal and is currently based in Johannesburg, Gauteng.   Her poetry has been published in Vol. II  of 20.35: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Sol Plaatjie European Union Poetry Anthology Vol. VIII, Poetry Potion 13:...

POET PROFILE: Nkateko Tshabalala

Nkateko Tshabalala is a self-published author of Poetic Flair, published in December 2018 (Amazon), his first collection of poems written between 1999 and 2018. Born in Soweto & raised in Sebokeng, he went on to study law at Vista University...