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The Poetry Relief Fund Re-opens For Applications.

The Hear My Voice organisation launched the Poetry Relief Fund web-series to help poets survive lockdown. Applications are now open and a 2nd group of performers are invited to apply to the fund. In a recent survey conducted on the impact...

POETRY VIDEO: Sarah Baartman by Tinashe Tafirenyika

Tinashe Tafirenyika is a multi-award-winning writer and poet from Zimbabwe. In 2017 she became the first woman and youngest person to receive a National Arts Merit Award (NAMA) in Spoken Word Poetry in Zimbabwe. The same year she also received...

Poetry Video: Smoke by Belita André

Belita André is a Johannesburg based spoken word artist of Nigerian and Namibian descent. She is at the forefront of the Johannesburg poetry scene as both a performer and organizer. In 2019 she contributed to the groundbreaking poetry-colouring book 'Colour Me...

Poetry Video: Victim’s Apology by Yamoria

Mfumo and Fumane Ntlhabane are Yamoria; a multi-talented creative duo from the West Rand of Johannesburg. They are both Poets, radio personalities, and co-authors of the groundbreaking poetry-colouring book "Colour me Melanin". And yes they are twins. Since their emergence...

Poetry Relief Fund: Season 1 Update

Season one of the Poetry Relief Fund just wrapped a successful 5-episode run. This first season, spread across three weeks, saw 25 poets from across the country share poems online in isiZulu, isiXhosa, Afrikaaps, Khoekhoe, English and Setswana.  The Fund...