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Jozi House of Poetry Asks: What is Foreign To You?

What is "foreign" to you? Do you write about "foreign" skies, flowers, and humans? When you read a poem, and you love it, or hate it, does it become your favourite or least favourate "foreign" poem? How do you language...

100 000 Poets for Peace at Jozi House of Poetry

If we were all to jump into the air at the same time, would the force of our collective landing knock the earth off its course around the sun? on 28 September 100 000 poets around the globe will lend...

Human 4 Human Through Poetry and Music

"When you tell a story of a human experience, truthfully, all that is human will respond to it, somehow." – Prof Keorapetse Kgositsile In a country that is so racially polarised, and understandably so, we sometimes forget that we are...

Jozi House of Poetry: Why Don’t We Write About Love?

The first Jozi House of Poetry session of the year took place on the 23rd of Feb at the Afrikan Freedom Station. Though the venue is smaller than their previous venue, I’m glad they’ve moved the event here, the Afrikan...

poetry seen: First weekend of March

In the heart of the city, a sojourn to the villages of Limpopo. Musical poets Dennias Mashegwane, Joel Karabo Elliott and Mak Manaka gather round the fire and take us deep into the homestead of our hearts, with drums and...