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poet profile: Napo Masheane

I’m still my voice within the many other voices.” Napo Masheane has been in the performance scene since the early 2000s. This theatre practitioner and poet has performed on stages around the world including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Italy, Netherlands. When I...

poet profile: 21 Poets and a Poem

“If you see a friend without a smile; give him one of yours.” ~Proverb The performance poetry has been going strong for years now. Well, for a while it seemed to lose it’s steam but these last two years, it...

poet profile: Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali

“Honest writers write what they see, experience, live.” Forty one years ago, Songs of the Cowhide Drum was published. This book, a humble collection of poetry, would become the key that would open doors for the writer, Oswald Mtshali. Liberal...

poet(s) profile: likwid tongue! HAAAA!

In the early 2000s, open mic sessions were a dime and dozen. Poets came out of the woodwork; no doubt, inspired by the likes of PERM (Tumi ‘of the Volume’, Zee Cube, Samantha and others). From the more grown up...

poet profile: Perpetual Eziefule-Emenkwum, Nigerian poet & performer

Perpetual Eziefule-Emenkwum is a humble, quiet extrovert, who loves to exchange ideas and receiving constructive criticism.  Her love for people provides her with immense inspiration.  She finds inspiration in all people and everything. ‘I believe that a poet has an...