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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...

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...

Poetry Video: Eziko Lamaphupho by Sabelo Soko

Sabelo Soko is a Johannesburg based writer, performer from eMkhondo, in Mpumalanga. His writings have been published by Geko Publishing, Reunited Siblings and a recently self-published poetry chapbook which accompanies his latest musical offering, Umkhondo. Soko is a former contributor for...