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Poet Muse: Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile (1938-2018, poet laureate, activist, educator)

Our National poet laureate Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile passed away on the 3rd of January 2017 at the age of 79. Bra Willie, as he was affectionately known, was a world-renowned poet, and political activist. He made an immense contribution to...

Poet Muse: Wopko Jensma

(poet, artist. 1939) i am a dirty little room with spiders in the corner of my skull my mouth a dark pit into which human droppings disappear the speck of rust in my heart worries me many people breathe in...

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...

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 goat((Found Poem by Kofi Awoonor, from The Promise of Hope: New and Selected Poems, 1964-2013.)) Kofi...

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...