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POETRY SEEN: 23rd Poetry Africa (7–12 October 2019)

Participating poets for the annual Poetry Africa Festival, hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), which takes place in Durban from 7 to 12 October 2019, have been announced. Celebrating its 23rd edition, the festival features...

STUMP by ANOINTED DIAMOND

[tabby title="Poem"] The enemy cameKill my headDestroy my bodyAnd steal my legsMy eye watching They started calling me names:Garden seatDog’s resting placeAnt’s hiding caveMillipede’s breakfast menu But they remembered notI am a stump, I don’t dieThough I die, I still...

POETRY SEEN: TSHWANE SPEAK OUT LOUD YOUTH POETRY COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL.

Tshwane Speak Out Loud is back, and continuing with its third season of spoken word poetry by the youth of Tshwane. The festival will kick off on 6 June with a seminar at the University of Pretoria. This opening preludes...

Watch: Ricky Man- Video Poem by Charl Landsberg

Charl Landsberg is a South African poet and a regular contributor to Poetry Potion’s online and print publications. Their work focuses on queer rights, feminism, social justice and anti-racism. Read below as Charl explains the inspiration and context behind their...

The Eulogy by Joseph S. Pete

[tabby title="Poem"] My aunt had her moment on stage at my uncle’s funeral. Though distraught over his loss, she clearly relished the limelight, interjecting herself into his story, regaling her fellow mourners with rip-roaring, back-slapping tales of how she and...