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Poet Profile: Linda Masilela

Linda Masilela is a poet, medical doctor, blogger, performance artist, tea connoisseur and scriptwriter. Some of his work has been published in different platforms such as the Sol Plaatjie poetry anthology and Poetry Potion Journal. He has performed in spaces such...

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....