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Poet Profile: Belita Andre

Belita Andre is a Johannesburg based spoken word artist of Nigerian and Namibian descent. Her writing has been welcomed on the Basha Uhuru Freedom Fest​ stage. The 21-year-old poet has gone from performing at Something's Cooking By J-​ owned by...

Poet Profile: Busisiwe Mahlangu

Busisiswe Mahlangu is a poet, performer and TEDx Speaker born in 1996 in Mamelodi, Pretoria. She explains her work as a space of healing and growth for herself. Her poetry is mostly described as hard-hitting and raw, she uses her...

Poetry Seen: Bedlam In Bedlam by Wazi M Kunene -12 May 2018

Bedlam In Bedlam written and performed by Wazi M Kunene is set to showcase on Saturday 12 May 2018 at the J&B Hive in Braamfontein Johannesburg. The poetry and music showcase features a four-piece band (Bass, Drums, Keys, and Lead...

Poetry Seen: The 2nd Annual South African National Poetry Slam 7 April 2018

When USA poet Mark Kelly Smith founded poetry slam in 1986 at a club in Chicago his intention was to give poetry back to the people. Thirty-one years later, this competitive form of poetry has brought his vision to life....

Poetry Seen: 12 Years A Poet by Vus’umuzi Phakathi (28 October 2017)

12 Years A Poet presented and performed by Vus’umuzi Phakathi is set to showcase on Saturday 28 October 2017 at the Wits Great Hall, Johannesburg. The one-man-show is a reflection of Phakathi’s journey as a poet through the years as...