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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...

Sonnet for Revenge by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] How brightly we greet on this day that we meet;sitting beneath Blake’s poison tree.A tooth and a smile to make hot days worthwhile,and a way to spend pennies and hours,on niceties, cakes, burgers, and shakes;pretending there’s no venom...

Where I cannot follow by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Me and you by the beach. You staring up at the sky, me staring at my feet. As good a place as any to meet. Shy kiss, walking hand in hand. Behaving like we’re kids, standing in the...

Daemon by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Azazel brings me news where the orchid flowers bloom. Azazel tells me stories when I’m crying in my room. Azazel plays me hymns with his dozen and two limbs. Azazel tells me everything might just be better soon....

Things God did not make by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] The irony of these two men: Father Adam and Bishop Steve - so fond of the things they believe. “God created man and woman,” they cry. ...missing the irony of the sweltering homoeroticism. I nod in tacit approval...