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Flash to Flash by Khomotjo Manthata

[tabs tab1=”Poem” tab2=”Poet Bio”] [tab id=1]Some kind of hue, which articulates the passion Translated in a forbidden, but artistic precision Make believe or history ‘who knows’? Is this a touch of determined desires? Pain was not of the past, but...

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...

featured poem: Always a Suspect by Oswald Mtshali

  I get up in the morning and dress up like a gentleman – A white shirt a tie and a suit. I walk into the street to be met by a man who tells me to ‘produce’. I show...

Q&A: Kwame Dawes

“I have decided to stay focused on being present and writing for the present moment as fiercely and beautifully as I can.” Kwame Dawes states towards the end of an essay about timeless poetry¹. A statement that clearly defines of...

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...