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Call For Submissions: Poetry Potion 11 (CLOSED)

This is a call for print quarterly number eleven. This edition of Poetry Potion will launch in March. In keeping with tradition this edition focuses on themes around human rights, humanity. This edition is inspired by this quote – “Love and compassion are [...]

January 16, 2017 editorial

Poetry Potion 10… Cover Reveal

Our latest edition of Poetry Potion is about to hit the streets! Featuring poems from: Anthea Paelo, Modest Dhlakama, Christopher Kudyahakudadorwe, DeeAnds, Kariuki wa Nyamu, Tshepi Makhatha, Megan Ross, Caitlin Spring, Makhanani, Norbert Góra, The Motion, LeseLovesLord, Kela Griot, Ruth [...]

October 18, 2016 editorial

Word on Plagiarism, Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga and Poetry Potion 10

Here we are, three days later still trying to make sense of the shitstorm unleashed by the statement from The Missing Slate. That one of the poets many of us saw as showing a promising future in our small poetry pond [...]

October 12, 2016 editorial

Watch poet Juliane Bitek announce the winning of the Inaugural Okot p’Bitek Prize

I had the pleasure of being a judge for this unique prize. While Juliane could not be at Writivism to announce the winner, she was able to record her speech and made the announcements of who had won. The shortlisted [...]

September 2, 2016 editorial, Uncategorized

WINNER of the 2016 Okot P’Bitek Prize Announced — Writivism

The inaugural Okot p’Bitek Prize for Poetry in Translation was awarded last night. Judged by our editor and founder, Duduzile Mabaso and Juliane Bitek (writer, poet and scholar, the daughter of Okot p’Bitek), this prize is unique kind of prize. The Centre for African Cultural Excellence [...]

August 28, 2016 editorial

Call For Submissions: Poetry Potion 10 (CLOSED)

“What kind of a woman leaves? What kind of a woman stays? What kind of a woman kills? What kind of a woman prays?” What Kind of a Woman, Lebo Mashile (Flying Above the Sky. 2008) Submissions are open for [...]

July 15, 2016 editorial

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

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

BN Poetry Foundation Announces Two African Poetry Awards

BN Poetry Foundation has been awarding the BN Poetry Award for seven years. Now in their eighth year, the foundation is adding a second poetry category focussing on the haiku. African poets have a chance to win a cash prize, mentorship as [...]

March 24, 2016 editorial, poetry seen

Poetry Potion 9 Infinite Wonders – Selected Poets

I’m so excited to finally share with you the selected list of poets who will feature in our 9th print edition of Poetry Potion. This edition is themed Infinite Wonders and these are the poets and poems who have been selected Ali [...]

March 21, 2016 editorial