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editorial: Love & Compassion

The impulse to write is often driven by something that we can’t always explain. When we’re younger and don’t know any better, our words flow, overflow, from a place that seems to have no bottom. When we know better, words [...]

July 25, 2017 current issue, editorial

Poetry Potion Print Quarterly 11 Cover reveal

Poetry Potion is proud to reveal the cover for our latest Poetry Potion Print Quarterly. The Poetry Potion Print Quarterly 11 cover illustration is designed by the talented Megan Ross and this edition is themed love & Compassion. The 25 [...]

July 24, 2017 current issue, editorial

Poet Muse: Gladys May Casely-Hayford

(educator, writer, 1904-1950)   My lips were buds of innocence until you     came one day And drew a fountain from my heart and     careless went your way[1] Born in Axim, Ghana, Gladys May Casely-Hayford was the daughter of [...]

November 11, 2016 current issue, poet muses

editorial: Infinite Wonders

To see a world in a grain of sand And heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand And eternity in an hour. Auguries of Innocence, William Blake What is an eternity in an hour? [...]

July 8, 2016 current issue, editorial

poet muse: Kofi Awoonor (1935 – 2013)

(poet, author, educator, critic, ambassador, 1935 – 2013) Let me lead you into the country It is only as half clansman of the ritual goat1)Found Poem by Kofi Awoonor, from The Promise of Hope: New and Selected Poems, 1964-2013. Kofi [...]

July 8, 2016 current issue, poet muses

Poetry Potion 9 Cover Reveal

It’s been a long, long time coming. I am relieved to share this cover with you. [...]

May 30, 2016 current issue, editorial

editorial: A Tradition of Poetics

We come from a tradition of poetics, which has always responded to the state of the nation. This tradition, whether you are a griot in west Africa or an imbongi in south Africa, has always been about true talk, as [...]

March 24, 2015 current issue, editorial

poet muse: Dennis Brutus (1924 – 2009)

(activist, educator, journalist and poet 1924 – 2009) “A troubadour, I traverse all my land exploring all her wide-flung parts with zest probing in motion sweeter far than rest …” Born in Zimbabwe in 1924, Brutus grew up in Port [...]

March 24, 2015 current issue, poet muses

Soar by Falconhead

Attention!   this poem appears in our print quarterly number eight, Dear South Africa. BUY yourself a copy from us or from Book Lover’s Market and at Smashwords. Subscribe (Digital, Print or Digital&Print) to get the next print quarterly in [...]

March 24, 2015 current issue, poetry

Dear Mama by Ravona

Attention!   this poem appears in our print quarterly number eight, Dear South Africa. BUY yourself a copy from us or from Book Lover’s Market and at Smashwords. Subscribe (Digital, Print or Digital&Print) to get the next print quarterly in [...]

March 24, 2015 current issue, poetry