Friday 24th March 2017,
Poetry Potion

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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

Ten toes and feet to run, to the stone walls, of history. – A dance. by Mapule Mohulatsi

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

Harmony by Heather Peat

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 your mailbox. [...]

March 24, 2015 current issue, poetry