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Poetry Is Not a Luxury: Launching at Poetry Africa

2013 has been an exciting year for Poetry Potion. We set out to publish quarterly journals with themes that writers must pick apart, interpret and produce something amazing thereafter. The first print quarterly, themed On Being Human, was launched at...

editorial: Poetry Is Not a Luxury

Did Audre know when she was writing Poetry is Not a Luxury that she’d be speaking to, about and through women like Tereska Muishond, Ayabulela Tutuse, Morula wa Kutukgolo, Mandy Mitchell, Monique Barnard, Saurell Boyers... Women for whom poetry has...

She is Courage by Ayabulela Tutuse

There lies the port, As acoustic strings play her favourite jazz melody But yet, she dances to her own pulse For she has found the power, To let go of the familiar To spread her wings, And soar the jealous...

A Table Of Fighters by Ayabulela Tutuse

I was sitting around a table with 6 strong women Women that had 6 different stories to tell Stories of hardship Stories that are the cause of their daily heartache Yet they have beautiful faces to hide, veil the pain...

Heartbeat by Ayabulela Tutuse

The heartbeat of Africa is slowly dying / The beat that was once heard from all 4 corners of the world/Vibrant/So loud / but today it's territory is taken over by the bitter screams of evil / Izolo i aborted...