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Poet Muse: Candy Royalle (poet, activist, storyteller, educator, 1981-2018)

(poet, activist, storyteller, educator, 1981-2018) “I’ve always existed somewhere in-between. Between cultures and colours, genders and sexuality. Between spiritual and atheist, creator and imitator. Belonging has always been a theoretical idea for me, not a sensation rooted firmly in any...

POETRY POTION PRINT QUARTERLY 14 COVER REVEAL.

Friends! We are elated to reveal the stunning cover art for our new print edition, courtesy of  Tsakane Maubane. Titled 'Ma Skhosana', this striking painting of the painter's mother salutes her in a way only artists can; gloriously sublime. Inspired...

Editorial: This way we salute you

And then, you walked out of your body. And for a moment we drifted, aimlessly Tears bashing against the hull of this new day Whose sky will we fly in now? Who will pray for us now? And then the...

Editorial: Inside This Cocoon

"Who I was is not who I am And who I am is not who I will be."  -Myesha Jenkins As poets are prone to do, Myesha Jenkins beautifully describes the process of transformation in her poem, ‘Transformation’. Change is...

Book Review: Collective Amnesia by Koleka Putuma

Collective Amnesia by Koleka Putuma, is arguably one of the most intriguing collections of poetry to come out of South Africa. Putuma’s first collection of poetry struck me as a beautiful disruption: A loud, unapologetic voice yelling back at the...