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q&a: Wesley Pepper, artist

what drew you to the literature world? I wasn’t drawn to the literature, the literature world found me. It started in 2004 when I attended the ’10 years of Democracy celebrations’ in Newtown. At one of the sessions, a poet...

q&a: Word N Sound

for some months now, i’ve been bemoaning the fact that the soul of Newtown has been killed. With the loss of venues like Horror Café, Shivava, Kippies and Worker’s Library, poetry lost its space and the poetry session suffered a...

q&a: Botsotso Publishing

POETRY POTION: Who is Botsotso Publishing? BOTSOTSO PUBLISHING: Botsotso Publishing is a group of poets, writers, performers and visual artists - Ike Mboneni Wangu Muila, Allan Kolski Horwitz, Anna Varney (always willing to do layout & design for us).  ...

q&a: Spier Poetry Exchange

Poetry Potion had the pleasant opportunity to pose some questions to Lorelle Viegi one of the curators of the 2008 Spier Poetry Exchange…   POETRY POTION:  What is the Spier Poetry Exchange? LORELLE VIEGI:  The event is a week long...

q&a: Mafika Gwala

[caption id="attachment_3889" align="alignleft" width="332"] image courtesy of Poetry Africa[/caption] Poetry Potion had the privilege of talking to a Soweto Poet, Mafika Gwala (who isn’t from Soweto).  He started writing in the sixties and published extensively with titles such as Jol'iinkomo (1977) and No...